Donate to the ongoing ministry at Trail Ridge

There are many ways you can be involved in supporting the ministry of Trail Ridge Camp.  Your gifts help keep camp running smoothly! 

Monetary Donations

Financial gifts to Trail Ridge go towards the daily expenses of camp and help provide summer camp opportunities for campers who could otherwise not afford it. You can donate to the "General Fund" or the "Scholarship Fund" by mail, or by clicking the link below.
Trail Ridge Camp
c/o VCY America
3434 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Wish List

Trail Ridge has a wish list on  This is a list of things that would be helpful here at camp.  
On this list are things for the kitchen, recreation equipment, maintenance and more.  Items will be shipped directly to camp and are tax deductible!

Most Wanted

Did you know that camp has a most wanted list? At Trail Ridge, we run various programs all year long. Throughout the year we go through basic items as we clean, conduct maintenance, and host activities. The cost of all these items adds up! Items from the list can be mailed, dropped off directly at Trail Ridge Camp, or dropped off at VCY America. 


Vehicle donations are a great way to support Trail Ridge

You can now donate your car, truck, motorcycle or RV to the camp ministry!  If you've got a vehicle in any condition that you'd like to donate, you can contact CARS by calling (855) 500-7433 or by visiting their web site below.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of your car will go straight to Trail Ridge.
Another way to donate your car, truck, van or SUV would be to call Trail Ridge to see if we could use that vehicle for our day to day camp operations.  If so, we may be able to schedule the pick up of your vehicle.  If you wish to donate in this way, we request that a vehicle be dependable and not in need of immediate repair. 

Lego Imagination Station

Recently we added a "Lego Imagination Station" to our Game Room. Not all campers are interested in the loud, fast-paced games at camp, and would much rather spend time building some kind of Lego creation! We've also noticed that quietly building Legos together can sometimes be the perfect opportunity for a camper and Cabin Leader to have a spiritual conversation apart from the usual craziness in the Game Room.
For this project, we can use any Lego-brand (no knockoffs) sets, collections, or just bins of random pieces that you don't know what to do with anymore.  To donate your Legos to camp, contact us through email at or by calling the camp office at (608) 489-3810.

Patio Furniture

Trail Ridge Camp is a wonderful place to just sit and enjoy the beauty of God's creation! We are always on the lookout for outdoor furniture to place throughout camp, on the the Thomas Center deck, and in the Wild Deer Park pavilion. During summer camp and our other retreats and events, campers spend a lot of time outside- and where there's furniture, there's a place for important conversations to happen! Our Cabin Leaders are always asking for more places to hang out with their campers and just talk. If you have anything you think we could use, let us know! 
Types of furniture we can use:
-Rocking/Gliding chairs or benches
-Patio Tables and chairs
-Swings (with or without frames)
-Chairs or Benches
-Adirondack Chairs
-Heavy and sturdy furniture (so it can't be blown around by the wind)
Types of furniture we cannot use:
-Tables frames with missing or broken glass/tile
-Chairs with ripped fabric
-Furniture smelling like cigarette smoke
-Furniture bearing evidence of pet wear and tear (claw or chew marks)

Please contact camp before making plans to drop off your patio furniture.

Utility Vehicle and Equipment Donations

Trail Ridge is located in rural Hillsboro, Wisconsin. The 372-acre facility contains 13 cabins, a swimming pool, covered basketball court, auditorium and chapel, dining hall, snack shop and game room, an athletic field and go-kart track, a spring-fed pond, hiking trails, and much more. As you can imagine, there's a lot of work to be done to maintain the property God has blessed us with!  Since our facilities are very spread out, our staff  uses various work vehicles to help us make the most of our day. From time to time, we also need specific tools and equipment for a special project or large job, and if it's something camp doesn't own, we have to rent it. Below are a few items that would 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 or email our camp office. 

Grapple Attachment

Hay Spear

A skid steer grapple attachment would be such a help to our maintenance department! It would not only help us be more efficient, but also safer as we do tree work, hauling, and landscaping. This would work on our little skid steer or our tractor.
As we feed our critters down at the farm in the colder months, we're finding more and more that a hay spear would be a huge help.  A skid steer mounted hay spear is what we're looking for so we can stack round bales up in the barn in the summertime and loading our hay feeders in the winter.

Utility Vehicles

ATV's, UTV's, Mini Trucks, small pickup trucks (Ford Ranger size), 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.  

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.  

Bucket Truck

A bucket truck/cherry picker/aerial lift would also be very helpful for tree work, various construction and remodeling projects, and much more.  A truck would need to be 4 wheel drive.

Stump Grinder

Trees are always coming down for various reasons.  In order to finish off a tree cutting project, we need to grind the stump down.  Either a professional-sized stump grinder or a skid steer attachment would be best.  Residential size stump grinders will not hold up to the work load we have. 

Industrial Wood Chipper

There are a lot of trees on camp property! We cut a lot of firewood and clean up 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.

If you aren't in a position to donate any of these items, would you consider giving toward the rental or purchase of needed equipment?

Past Donations

Over the past few years, we've had the following vehicle/equipment donations:
-12 foot batwing lawn mower
-New 70 HP Kubota Tractor with front end loader
-4x6 Enclosed Trailer
-A Small Pickup Truck
-A Mid-size Toyota SUV
-A 3/4 Ton Chevy Pickup Truck

Praise the LORD!!!

Online Store

Select clothing and souvenir items from our camp store can be purchased online! Christmas is right around the corner- we have several new clothing and sticker designs which would make the perfect present! You can access our online store by clicking the button below!