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Organization DBA ACA New England
American Camp Association, New England
New England Camping Association, Inc.
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

The American Camp Association, New England enriches the lives of children and families through quality camp experiences.  ACA New England is the region's leading source for all things summer camp.

Mission Statement

The American Camp Association, New England enriches the lives of children and families through quality camp experiences.  ACA New England is the region's leading source for all things summer camp.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $871,395.00
Projected Expense $774,945.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • ACA New England Camperships and Camp Champions Celebration
  • ACA New England Professional Development and Accreditation
  • ACA New England Public Education & Guidance

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The American Camp Association, New England enriches the lives of children and families through quality camp experiences.  ACA New England is the region's leading source for all things summer camp.

Background Statement

 The American Camp Association, New England (ACA New England), a 501(c) 3 organization, serves as the leading source for camp information and resources in New England. We are a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. 

Summer camp began in New England and has a rich history of working with children, youth and young adults. 

ACA New England fulfills our mission and advances camp excellence by serving as New England's camp experts, providing accurate camp information to the public, administering the American Camp Association Accreditation program, furthering best practices through excellent educational opportunities for camp owners, directors and staff, offering educational programs and assisting families on how to choose a well suited camp and providing camperships that make summer camp experiences possible for New England’s most at risk youth.

Impact Statement

 We fulfill our mission and advance camp excellence by:

  •  Serving as New England’s camp knowledge center and expert for quality camp experiences for families, youth development professionals and the media
  •  Providing the most comprehensive and reliable camp related resources in print and online
  •  Administering the ACA Accreditation program in New England. The purpose of accreditation is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of the camp operation, particularly those related to program quality, health and safety of campers and staff and risk management
  •  Establishing and furthering best practices through excellent educational opportunities for camp owners, directors and staff in fourteen areas of quality camp management
  •  Offering educational programs and assisting families on how to choose a well suited camp and on the benefits of a summer camp experience for children
  • Providing camperships that make summer camp experiences possible for New England’s most at risk youth.

 


Needs Statement

Support for children at risk to benefit from a quality camp experience.
  • This includes both actual dollars towards camp tuition as well as support for the administration of this unique program. Our campership program is remarkable in that campers go to all types of camps including day, overnight and travel opportunities that are run by organizations, independent camp owners, foundations and more.
 
Support for outreach educational programs.
  • Camp professionals are experts in many aspects of youth, group and human development. Our goal is to make these opportunities easy and affordable for people who might not usually participate in these types of trainings.
 
New equipment and furniture.
  • Many trainings and classes occur at our office. We hope to add a multimedia system that is accessible to the internet for more modern training opportunities. In addition, we would like to add tables and chairs so participants have a comfortable environment in which to learn.
 
Board members of varying backgrounds.
  • We are interested in expanding our board to include professionals outside of the "camp" community.
 
 
 
 

CEO Statement

A quality camp experience provides children and youth with the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character building, skill development and healthy living. Camp is a place where children and youth can stretch their social, emotional, physical and cognitive muscles. Camp teaches critical thinking. Camp embraces the natural environment. Camp creates future leaders. Camp has a lasting impact.
 
We strive to make camp possible for more children and youth. We strive to to advance camp excellence through professional development and accreditation. We strive to help families search for the right camps for their children.

Our hope is that every child has the opportunity to benefit from the powerful experience called camp.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

Berkshires Region
Cape and Islands Region
Central Massachusetts Region
Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
Greater Boston Region-Allston / Brighton Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Back Bay / Beacon Hill Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Charlestown Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Chinatown Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Dorchester Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Downtown Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-East Boston Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Fenway / Kenmore Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Hyde Park Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Jamaica Plain Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Mattapan Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Mission Hill Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Roslindale Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Roxbury Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-South Boston Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-South End Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-West Roxbury Neighborhood
Massachusetts-All Regions
Metrowest Region
Northeast Massachusetts Region
Pioneer Valley Region
Southeast Massachusetts Region

ACA New England serves all 6 New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut), working with camps, camp professionals, families, media, and allied professionals.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Professional Societies & Associations
  2. Youth Development -
  3. Environment -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Yes

Programs

ACA New England Camperships and Camp Champions Celebration

Raise funds to send children at risk to camps throughout New England.
The Camp Champions annual event  celebrates the true spirit of summer camp and the individuals and organizations that help create these special moments.  All net proceeds raised support the ACA New England Campership Fund, sending financially qualifying  campers to summer camp.
Budget  75000 - 100000
Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
We held our 1st Camp Champions Celebration in November 2011. This  summer over 200 children at risk will be able to benefit from a positive camp experience.
Program Long-Term Success  To date, 100% of the net proceeds raised have supported children's camp attendance.
Program Success Monitored By 
Number of children and families supported through our campership program.
 
Number of volunteers supporting the fundrasing efforts.
Examples of Program Success 
This summer over 200 children at risk will be attending New England Summer Camps.

ACA New England Professional Development and Accreditation

Provide educational experiences that raise the performance bar for directors, staff and other youth work professionals.
 
Administer the American Camp Association accreditation program which educates camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to health, safety, risk management and welfare of campers and staff. 
Budget  125000 - 150000
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
March 2012: provided educational and networking opportunities to almost 900 camp professionals and staff.
 
March - May, 2012:  trained almost 100 camp staff via our New Camp Directors Workshops.
 
Accredit almost 400 New England Camps with the help of over 200 volunteers.
 
 
Program Long-Term Success 
Camp professionals become aware of trends, best practices, new developments, etc.
 
Help new camp professionals prepare for their season at camp and all the things that go into it.
 
Provide opportunites for camp professionals to network with colleagues and allied professionals.
 
American Camp Association Accreditation Program educates camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of the camp operation, particularly those related to program quality, health and safety of campers and staff and risk management. 
Program Success Monitored By 
Assessing the number of partcipants, the types of participants, the evaluations received from education events.
Examples of Program Success 
March 2012: provided educational and networking opportunities to almost 900 camp professionals and staff.
 
March - May, 2012: trained almost 100 camp staff via our New Camp Directors Workshops.

ACA New England Public Education & Guidance

Educate families on the value of the camp experience and how to choose an appropriate summer camp.
 
Provide camp related information to allied professionals, legislators, etc. 
Budget  35000-40000
Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Familes get the help they need and attend camps that are the right match for them.
 
Correct information about camp is given to all types of people.
Program Long-Term Success 

Have guided many families on the camp search process and finding the best camp match for their children.

Program Success Monitored By 
Determining the number of people we serve via phone, email, online etc.
 
Number of media requests for camp related education pieces
 
 
Examples of Program Success 
Number of people downloading the Gudie to Camps in New England is higher than ever before
 
Requests from more media outlets for educational information to help families with their camp decisions

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Camp offers opportunities for children and youth to rise to their potential while being supported by quality staff and programs. Our professional development and accreditation programs support this.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Bette S. Bussel
CEO Term Start Oct 1990
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Jamie Davis-Ponce Finance & Operations Manager --
Ms. Donna Johns Thomas Director of Member Services --
Ms. Lucy Norvell Director of Public Information --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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American Camp Association - Member --
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

All employees of ACA New England are reviewed annually by his/her immediate supervisor as well as various volunteer committee members that the staff member interacts with on a regular basis.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 450
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 83%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 6
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Steven Sudduth
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wyonegonic Camps
Board Chair Term Mar 2014 - Mar 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Danita Ballantyne Camp Watchaug Voting
Ms. Bette Bussel American Camp Association, New England Exofficio
Ms. Terrie Campbell Camp Howe, Inc. Voting
Ms. Shannon Donovan-Monti Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA Voting
Ms. Milisa Galazzi Brewster Day Camp Voting
Mr. Keith Garbart Winding Trails Summer Day Camp Voting
Mr. Jeff Hacker Camp Cedar Voting
Ms. Georgia Hall National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley Centers for Women Voting
Ms. Cyndi Jones Wildflower Camp Foundation Voting
Ms. Betsy Kelder Belmont Day School Voting
Ms. Molly Lourie Butter Camp Tel Noar Voting
Mr. Roger McEniry Dolan McEniry Capital Management Voting
Mr. Carl Metzger Esq. Goodwin Proctor, LLP Voting
Mr. Ian Moorhouse Dexter and Southfield Summer Camps Voting
Ms. Emily Parker Nobles Day Camp Voting
Mr. Nat Saltonstall Beaver Summer Programs Voting
Mr. Jason Silberman Camp Matoaka Voting
Mr. Steven Sudduth Wyonegonic Camps Voting
Ms. Posie Taylor Aloha Foundation Voting
Mr. John Tilley YMCA Camp Coniston Voting
Mr. Craig Whiting Emagination Computer Camps Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 21
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 11
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 93%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Compensation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Scholarship
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $871,395.00
Projected Expense $774,945.00
Form 990s

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $782,592 $702,401 $686,332
Total Expenses $695,954 $693,882 $613,610

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $30,740 $19,268 $39,194
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $19,315 $10,069 $8,257
Investment Income, Net of Losses $43,357 $16,346 $49,327
Membership Dues $402,409 $394,858 $391,466
Special Events $88,666 $58,198 --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $198,105 $203,662 $198,088

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $411,363 $406,293 $302,726
Administration Expense $284,405 $287,335 $261,962
Fundraising Expense $186 $254 $48,922
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.12 1.01 1.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses 59% 59% 49%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 125%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $1,718,075 $1,897,991 $1,894,729
Current Assets $805,189 $965,491 $942,395
Long-Term Liabilities $212,528 $444,766 $458,081
Current Liabilities $40,837 $75,153 $67,095
Total Net Assets $1,464,710 $1,378,072 $1,369,553

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $68,700.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 19.72 12.85 14.05

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 12% 23% 24%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout is not available.

Documents


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