Facilities and Accommodations at Camp
Facilities and Accomodations at Camp
Camp American Legion opens Memorial Day and remains open until the Friday after Labor Day. Veterans are eligible for a maximum of a 7-day stay based on availability of cabins and beds.
There are 19 well-maintained modern cabins, a main lodge, therapy building, chapel, pontoon boats, motorboats, and acres of well-manicured grounds. Originally the Camp provided fishing, swimming and hiking. Today, in addition to those sports, the Camp offers boating, shuffleboard, horseshoes, plus leisure time activities such as card playing, cribbage, bingo, pool, a new craft shop in 2007, walking nature trails on the grounds, and an extensive library. Fishing licenses are not required for veterans staying at the camp and boats are furnished.
Veterans are also taken on trips such as tours of the DNR fish hatchery, wildlife center and local museums. Other outings are made to the beautiful Rainbow Flowage screened pavilion. Through the cooperation of the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Corporation, the Camp maintains a beautiful, large, outdoor screened shelter on the Rainbow Flowage, a reservoir of 4000 acres of water on the Wisconsin River, 8 miles from Camp. The patients enjoy lunches at the shelter and may fish on the Rainbow reservoir.
Three meals a day are served in the Main Lodge dining room along with an 8:00 p.m. snack in the evening. The camp does have a soda vending machine for purchasing a soda at .50 cents/can. All food, linens, fishing equipment, and bait are supplied at no charge. The only items the veteran needs to bring are personal toiletries, clothes, and bath towels. All cabins are furnished and many are handicap accessible. Cabins sleep two to six individuals each. The common bathhouse has extra showers and laundry facilities. Scooters, wheelchairs, and walkers are available for use by any veteran. The Main Lodge and Smoking Pavilion have satellite TV, but each cabin has a TV with local channels available via an antenna.
Upstairs in the Main Lodge is the Women's Quarters, with a lounge area, a screened in porch, five separate bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Female veterans are welcome to stay in the Women's Quarters, or in a cabin.