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VIRGINIA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE INC

Outdoor Adventures Abound!

Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.virginiaoutdooradventure.org

Mission

Virginia Outdoor Adventure provides opportunities for youth character development by experiencing outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, sailing and other similar activities.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Kelly Thorp

Executive Director

Tina Ridgeway

Main address

1100 Wishart Point Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23455 USA

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EIN

81-4736517

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Virginia Outdoor Adventure's focus is to encourage youth to experience the outdoors. Recent studies and reports indicate that youth spend upwards of 7 hours a day on electronic devices which, ultimately, impacts youth and family decisions in regard to activities. We are focused on providing exciting outdoor activities at no or low cost that encourages families and youth to get outside and experience our natural environment.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sail Chesapeake Bay

This program provides opportunities for youth to experience sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. We offer day trips as well as overnight trips.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

This program is located on the middle James River (Lynchburg - Columbia) in central Virginia. We have itineraries from one night up to a week. Anywhere from 13 - 75 miles.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing at the Slate River Retreat in central Virginia. This is our 124 acre farm located adjacent to the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest (over 20,000 acres of wilderness). We offer a wide range of activities including visits to the local historical sites.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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VIRGINIA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE INC

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kelly Thorp


Board co-chair

Linda Thorp

Tina Ridgeway

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.