Annual Appeal

As we enter the giving season - we thank you for sponsoring individuals navigating their lifelong challenges so they can enjoy a day in nature.


Spring through fall Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center’s serene grounds were filled with 2,269 children, adults, and seniors who manage a variety of challenges. They were able to receive the respite and comfort that our natural surroundings provide. And we have many delightful memories including the 95-year-old woman who caught the biggest fish of the year; two youngsters excitedly running along the path looking for the hidden fairy houses; a veteran sharing a story of a time he served his county while strolling on the pier; and a mom, a victim of abuse, laughing with her children as they pedaled the boat around the pond. YOU made this possible!

We are thankful to all our supporters who ensure many, who need comfort the most, receive it. We hope you’ll continue to help us succeed at making nature and its benefits accessible to all.

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“I had an amazing first canoeing experience. The food was delicious, and I liked swimming! So, thank for an amazing day at Blue Lotus.”   – Yakub

“This was an extremely fun experience and the highlight of my summer. I enjoyed kayaking the most.” – Kasim

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“Thanks to Blue Lotus, we have many wonderful memories of the fun times we’ve shared enjoying all the outdoor activities. We feel blessed to spend a summer day at Blue Lotus.”

--- Mulhollon Family

A senior gentleman, who had difficulty speaking, gently said   “It just feels tranquil here.”

You can also donate by sending a check to Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center, 5501 County Road M, West Bend, WI 53095.

Photo & quotes from Our Next Generation