Christmas at the Lodge | December 6th
Experience the beauty of camp in winter and join us by the warmth of the fireplace for mingling with drinks and great food at our annual Christmas at the Lodge fundraiser. This event allows us to come together to help support our mission, provide exceptional facilities, and ensure that Manitou will continue to inspire youth for years to come. This event includes transportation, raffles, silent and live auctions, dinner, and drinks all in the spirit of camp! See evening schedule and event details down below.
Exciting! This year all support is matched by a grant up to $100,000!
Cost: $150/person ($100 of ticket price is tax-deductible)
If you can't make it to the event but you'd like to contribute, there are a few ways you can help. You can donate items to our auction, sponsor the event, or make a financial contribution. All support will be recognized at the event.
Dinner sponsor (0) - $5,000
Fulfilled by Mary Rufledt | Elite Realty Group
Reception sponsor (1) - $2,500
Wine sponsor (0) - $1,500
Fulfilled by Andrew Schlafer, CFP® | Baird
Bus sponsors (2) - $750
Spirit of Manitou $5,000+
True Blue $2,500
Blue Band $100
White Band <$100
Please email us if you or your business has an item you would like to donate to our live or silent auction. We hope to have a wide variety of items at a broad range of price points.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Eau Claire YMCA (attn. Suzie Slota)
700 Graham Ave
Eau Claire WI, 54701
You can reserve bus transportation for anyone who would like it during online registration. Buses will begin loading outside the Eau Claire YMCA at 4:15 pm and will leave at 4:30 pm. The buses will depart after the program around 10:00 pm.
5:30 Hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and silent auction
7:00 Silent auction closes; Heads/Tails raffle in Dining Hall; Guests move to Main Lodge
8:15 Presentation of the Spirit of Manitou Award
8:30 Live auction
10:00 Buses depart from Camp Manitou
Typical attire is dressy casual and please dress according to the weather since you will be walking outside between buildings and buses.
What to Bring
If you are interested in participating in our raffles make sure to bring some cash. For auction winners, we will now be accepting credit card and check payments at the end of the event. We can also send a bill after the event for those that prefer.