Donate to the ongoing ministry at Trail Ridge

There are many ways you can be involved in helping the ministries of Trail Ridge Camp and Conference Center.  Your gifts help keep the different ministries of camp running smoothly! 

Monetary Donations

Financial gifts to Trail Ridge assist with the ongoing needs at camp.

Donations can be sent to:
Trail Ridge Camp
C/O VCY America
3434 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208.

You can also donate online using this link.

Wish List

Trail Ridge has a wishlist on Amazon.com.  This is a list of things that would be helpful here at camp. 

On this list are things for the kitchen, recreation equipment, and maintenance.  Check out the list HERE

Special Projects

We occasionally have needs for construction/remodeling materials like lumber, paint, parts, pieces and thing-a-ma-jigs.  Special tools and equipment are sometimes needed to keep up with ongoing repairs.  If you have any of these things you'd like to donate, please contact us to see if we can use it or have room to keep that in stock for a future project.  

Daily Needs

At Trail Ridge, we run various programs all year round.  Throughout the year we go through basic items as we clean, conduct maintenance, make facility improvements and host many activities. 

The cost of all these items adds up, and it would be a great help to have these basic needs provided by our supporters.  Items from THE LIST can be donated and would be helpful any time of the year. 

A Cool/Weird Way to Give

Taxidermy

This is a bit unconventional, but a super cool way that you can give to camp is by donating taxidermy to Trail Ridge!  We'd love to see an array of creatures to come in to use for decorating the Dining Hall, Chapel and the Thomas Center.  Please contact us to see if we could use your particular mount!  Shoulder mounts, furs and full body mounts are what we're looking for.  We would prefer species indigenous to North America.  Remember, your gift to camp is tax-deductible.  Here are some pictures for inspiration. 

Vehicle/Equipment Donations

Trail Ridge is located in rural Hillsboro, WI.  In order to procure supplies for camp like food, hardware, materials, and such we have to be able to get to town.  The camp property is a total of 385 acres.  As you can imagine, there's always a lot of work to be done to maintain and make the best use of the facilities God has blessed us with.  Our facilities are very spread out, so our staff need dependable daily drivers to help us make the most of our work day.  Recently we were gifted a new tractor to replace our worn out fleet of tractors as well as a new (to us) vehicle to use for making longer trips for recruiting staff, attending special events and other camp ministry opportunities.  Below are a few items that would also be of great help to the camp.  If you have any of these items that you'd be interested in donating to Trail Ridge, please call our camp office at 608-489-3810 or email: info@trailridge.org.

Skid Steer

There's always skid steer work at camp. Used for moving stuff around, working at the farm, grading roads and more.  Our current machine is getting old and just doesn't have the power we could use for some of the bigger jobs.  A grapple bucket attachment would be a huge perk as well.

Industrial Wood Chipper

Tree work is an ongoing project at camp.  We cut a lot of firewood and clean up many dangerous or already fallen trees on a regular basis.  Having a chipper would help us make use of the whole tree by using the wood chips to landscape and beautify the camp.  

Bucket Truck or Cherry Picker

This would also be very helpful for tree work, painting projects and more.  A truck would need to be 4 wheel drive. 

Utility Vehicles

ATV's, Mini Trucks, small pickup trucks, 4 wheelers, gas golf carts, etc. are all types of vehicles that would be of great service at camp.  Each serve various purposes and come in handy so often.  

3/4 Ton Pickup Truck

Having a truck like this would help us to safely haul equipment to be serviced, haul firewood around camp and various other tasks.

Other Vehicles

Over the years, various donors have given their older vehicles to camp.  These vehicles are used for short trips to town, working around camp and transporting volunteers to their work sites.  Vehicles of most use would be SUV's, Mini Vans and hatchback cars.

Mini Excavator or Backhoe

A mini excavator or backhoe to fit on our tractor would save a lot of time with the various projects on the waiting list.  

Small Enclosed Trailer

When we go to purchase food, snack shop inventory and items to sell in the camp store, we run out of space in our vehicle.  A small enclosed trailer (about 5x8) would help save time making long shopping trips!