Recently at the New Holstein Lions Club dinner meeting, a check for the Wisconsin Lions Camp was presented to Andrea Yenter, camp director, who was the guest speaker for the evening.

She entertained the club with her stories about the camp from her perspective as a former camper, counselor, and now camp director. Wisconsin Lions Camp is a camping experience provided free to eligible children and adults with disabilities from Wisconsin. The camp serves children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, children with intellectual disabilities or educational autism, and children with diabetes. A chance remark, “Blind kids can’t go to outdoor camps and stuff like that...,” started it all in 1955 and in 1956 the Lions clubs of Wisconsin founded the Wisconsin Lions Camp and the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc. to administer the camp program. From that humble beginning with 26 campers, Lions now serve over 1,300 campers each summer.

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