Friendship Center News - Updated January, 2016


Ice Climbing

Each winter two groups of Indiana University students drive from Bloomington, Indiana eight hours each way to stay at Friendship Center and ice climb at Governor Dodge State Park. Hopefully they will again have enough ice to climb this year! 

Remodeling Update

The old office at Friendship Center has been remodeled into two rooms – a bedroom in the back for people who cannot navigate the paths to and from thebunkhouses and an office/storage space for Friendship Center equipment and supplies in the front.

Friendship Center received donations of two bunk beds for the new bedroom and a large futon for the living room.

Dave Pearson installed an exhaust fan in the upper level bathroom and Bill Briska painted the bathroom walls.

Storage and office space

New bedroom and storage area

Newly painted kitchen with new shelves


More Camp Improvements

Thanks to Jane and Vincent Kavaloski, Friendship Center has a new wood burning stove in the living room area.  Dave Pearson and Tom Boehm fixed it up with a new door handle, stovepipes and other improvements so it is now able to keep Fall, Winter and Spring guests warm and cozy.


Friendship Center Scholarship Fund

Board members Vince Kavaloski and Dave Pearson have started a special scholarship fund for children who have attended Friendship Center’s children camps in past years and in the future. The fund has been invested in a socially responsible PAX World Balanced Fund and will be available to campers who have participated in our Children’s Camp and have completed High School, assisting them with higher education expenses, whether college or technical school. It is hoped that the FC Scholarship

Fund will further motivate FC Campers to do well and stay in school. If you would like to donate to this fund, please send your donation to: Friendship Center 3973 Evans Quarry Road Dodgeville WI 53533 Friendship Center is recognized as a Charitable Organization by the State of Wisconsin, License #780, and the Internal Revenue EIN 23-7112657 as described in section 501(c)(3). Your donation is greatly appreciated and is also tax deductible. Thank you to all who have contributed to this fund.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made Friendship Center more user friendly, clean and efficient.