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Giving Back Profiles: Camp Anokijig (Plymouth, WI)

Camp Anokijig

Adventures in Outdoor Education

Founded in 1926, Camp Anokijig has a strong tradition of providing young people with experiences they forever cherish. Located in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Camp Anokijig and its Outdoor Education Program utilize the 360 acres of prime forest land, rolling hills, fields, streams and ponds surrounding Little Elkhart Lake.

Anokijig’s Outdoor Education Program is an ongoing initiative that provides 5th through 8th grade students with hands-on learning opportunities that build awareness and appreciation for our natural environment. Students have the adventure of a lifetime learning about the ice age and glazier studies, timber cruising, aquatic life, plant and animal adaptations, survival skills and more!

Camp AnokijigIn addition to learning about our natural world in a fun and interesting environment, students also learn to practice responsible behavior such as recycling, water conservation, appropriate waste disposal and proper trail use. As if that wasn’t enough, other activities include team-building, canoeing, fly-fishing, archery and horsemanship.

Anokijig is a Native American word meaning "we serve" but thanks in part to the Outdoor Education Program it is now also synonymous with new friends, positive values, personal growth, great adventures and outrageous fun.

The Alliant Energy Foundation is proud to help fund Camp Anokijig’s Outdoor Education Program through our Community Grants Program, which contributes to projects and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life. Grants are awarded to programs that address community needs and benefit a large number of people in five primary areas: human needs, education, culture and art, civic and the environment.

Alliant Energy & Camp Anokijig

Pictured from left to right: Jim Scherer, Camp Anokijig Executive Director; Laura Gumm, Alliant Energy Key Account Manager; Nick Banko, Alliant Energy Customer Service Manager; and Scott Mabie, Director of Outdoor Education at Camp Anokijig.