Service Area: La Crosse area

Meetings

  • General, open to the public meetings, are held at the Onalaska Goodwill at 6:00 P.M.
  • January – April and October – December the second Thursday of every month
  • Meetings from May – September are shifted to a different day of the week/ time and to an outdoor location. For details, contact Mike (see below)

 

Parents are encouraged to participate in our outings.

For general information about the Coulee Chapter visit us on Facebook. See link below.

Activities

To request to have a copy of our periodic year round activities from the past calendar year (gives you the flavor of what we do generally) and/ or our current upcoming event list (2018 Spring/ Summer) sent to your email box, please contact Mike at brownmtjc@gmail.com  You can also request to be placed on our group mailing list to receive ongoing updates.

Volunteer

Interested in becoming a volunteer with our group/ enrolling a child? Applications are available under the “enrollment forms” section. It is advisable to speak with one the chapter presidents prior to making an application.

Contact for information

 

Our greatest need for volunteers is in the summer when the kids are off of school (many of our mentors are working) and during youth hunting seasons. Youth hunting seasons are typically on weekends – turkey hunting in April, duck hunting in September, deer hunting in early October and again in early December. We could use more adult volunteers to join our “fishing buddy” group. These buddies put their name and contact information on our activity lists and offer to take kids/ kids and their parents fishing in their boat, off shore, or on the local fishing float by request.

The Coulee Chapter operates almost entirely in a group outing format in which parents/ guardians are often present and children are usually not in isolation with adults. The group is largely within visual and audio contact range of one another. This format reduces liability risk concerns often expressed by volunteers. Details of these group outings, about 3 per month on average, can be forwarded to you by contacting Mike as mentioned above.

Some of Coulee’s mentors are also a Big Brother to a KAMOKID and subsequently go through both the KAMO and the BBBS screening processes. These are matches that can be more one on one in nature.

Donations

Financial – donations can be sent to: Coulee KAMO ℅ Kraig Hoff – 111 Rosewood Lane, West Salem, Wisconsin 54669. Kraig is our chapter treasurer. These funds will be used 100% for getting kids outdoors – no administrative costs. There are no paid personnel in K.A.M.O.

Consignment – Clothing, books, furniture can be dropped at one of two RootinCrown Nonprofit Consignment Thrift locations – 1009 Riders Club Road, Onalaska, Wisconsin or 2919 East Avenue South, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Your goods will have a KAMO icon placed on them. If and when the item sells, that sale goes into KAMO’s account.

Material goods – Coulee will accept the following items in good condition only please:

Outdoor wear –  Boots, chest waders, camouflage, hoodies, blaze orange hats/vests/gloves, warm hats/gloves, and felt pack boots.

Fishing tackle – Small tackle boxes, hooks, and lures.

Contact Mike at 608-799-5037 with any questions or comments about donations.

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