CHINESE FAMILY CAMP INC

It's a great camp for us all!

aka CSAS Chinese Family Camp   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.chinesefamilycamp.org

Mission

The Midwest Chinese Family Camp unites a multi-generational community of extended Chinese American families for a week of fun and recreation in a modern resort setting. We socialize, celebrate our culture and heritage, and learn from each other about being Chinese in America. Since 1958, our annual gatherings continually create and sustain deep and lifelong friendships that are truly priceless.

Ruling year info

2008

President

Elysa Chao

Camp Director

Dr. Lawrence Wang

Main address

PO Box 641052 c/o Allen Yang

Chicago, IL 60664-1052 USA

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Formerly known as

Midwest Chinese Student and Alumni Services

EIN

26-1268264

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Our programs

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

Summer Family Camp

Chinese Family Camp holds a week-long summer camp for Chinese-American families and families with adopted Chinese children, providing an introduction to Chinese culture, arts and crafts, literature, and companionship with families of similar interests and backgrounds

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families with a connection to Chinese culture, heritage, history, and arts, either through ethnic heritage, adoption, or friendship.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Open board meetings,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    During the COVID lockdown, we were able to pivot from a group/communal camp experience to an entirely virtual week of summer camp through Zoom. We were able to maintain the spirit and joy of camp in spite of being connected only by audio-video technology, as well as make connections to new and alumni campers who would otherwise not have been able to attend.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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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CHINESE FAMILY CAMP INC

Board of directors
as of 04/25/2022
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Board chair

Elysa Chao

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Term: 2021 - 2023

Lawrence Wang

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Elysa Chao

Debbie Lin-Dyken

Frank Chao

An-Me Chung

Allen Yang

Jenille Boston

Caryn Cafarelli

Tracey Jen

Helen Chang

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/13/2022

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