The Brigade inspires youth to be... “My own self, at my very best, all the time" through programs that encourage leadership and character development.

We do this by helping youth:

discover their unique abilities, talents, and strengths.

Grow in an environment that inspires skills and abilities.

Serve others with passion.


Fox Cities Programming

The Brigade’s Building Leaders program is available for youth in grades 5-12. Youth develop their character and leadership skills during a variety of activities, workshops, speakers and small group activities. Discover what Brigade has to offer your family.

Camp Onaway

Camp Onaway is a 6.5 acre island located on the Chain O' Lakes near Waupaca, Wisconsin. Since 1908, the Brigade has offered camps at Onaway Island as an extension of the Building Leaders program at Brigade. Today, camps are available June-August for boys and girls who have completed grades 4-12 the previous school year. Camp life is filled with fun and enriching experiences never to be forgotten and close friendships that will last a lifetime. 

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