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KENTUCKY DIABETES CAMP FOR CHILDREN INC

The Best Place On Earth

aka Camp Hendon   |   Louisville, KY   |  www.CampHendon.org

Mission

The mission of Camp Hendon is to give children with diabetes life-changing experiences, empowering each of them to take control of their unique journey. Camp Hendon offers two, week-long, medically-supervised camping experiences that serve children ages 8 - 17 with Type 1 diabetes, living in Kentucky and surrounding regions.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Adam Johnson

Main address

1640 Lyndon Farm Court Suite 108

Louisville, KY 40223 USA

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EIN

27-3619275

NTEE code info

Digestive Diseases, Disorders (G70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Camp Hendon gives children with diabetes life-changing experiences, empowering them to take control of their journey. Camp Hendon operates two, week-long summer camp programs, as well as other year-round programming, in support of children with Type 1 diabetes. Our campers are given education and support to assist them in becoming more independent in their diabetes management. At camp, our children are no longer seen as "the diabetic;" they are just like everyone else.

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?

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Two, week-long medically-supervised, residential camping experiences held annually in July. Up to 150 children are served at our partner facility in Leitchfield, KY, and up to 60 children are served at our partner facility in Ravenna, KY.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Children with Type 1 Diabetes ages 5-12, along with their siblings, parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are invited to attend our Family Camp Weekend.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

The Teen Retreat is a Camp Hendon experience solely for teens. Up to 24 teens were invited to attend (12 male, 12 female) with actual registration reaching 21 total campers in 2019 (12 female, 8 male). Participants enjoyed 3 days and 2 nights of bonding, personal development, and fun! The primary focus of the retreat is helping the campers understand the challenges that arise when transitioning from adolescence to adulthood as a Type 1 Diabetic. The retreat is staffed by adult volunteers ages 18+, most of which also have T1D.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Camp Association - Member 2017

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2017

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2017

Diabetes Education and Camping Association 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Camp Hendon welcomed a record high 166 campers to our 2 weeks of 2019 summer camp. In 2020, we shifted to a virtual format and welcomed 106 campers to two, one-week sessions of "Camp Hendon at Home."

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, People with diseases and illnesses, Adolescents

Related Program

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, Camp Hendon offered our first ever virtual summer camp, as well as two virtual dance nights.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In order to serve 162 campers during our 2018 summer session, Camp Hendon recruited 113 volunteers.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Camp Hendon is a one week, medically-supervised camping experience for children ages 8 to 17 with diabetes. It is currently estimated that there are 3,000 camp age children with Type 1 diabetes in the Camp Hendon service area, which covers Kentucky and surrounding regions. Our vision is to grow into a sustainable organization that is able to fulfill its mission by serving 20% of those children within the next ten years. The children that attend Camp Hendon are given the tools they need to manage their diabetes with more independence so they can grow into thriving, healthy adults. Children that do not acquire these critical skills are at risk for life-threatening complications. Equally valuable as diabetes management skills are the emotional connections these children form with other “diabetes club members," helping them to realize they are not alone in their struggle.

Camp Hendon is in the midst of implementing a three-year strategic plan that encompasses board development, camp program expansion, staff development, and increased volunteer development and appreciation. One of the key areas on which we will focus is board and volunteer development. In January 2017 our board was comprised of 8 members. In April 2017 we recruited our first new member of the year, with goals to bring on approximately four more throughout 2017. Simultaneously, we will allow for long-time board members to resign from their position and return to volunteerism during the camp session. Additionally, volunteer development and appreciation are key aspects of our growth strategy. We currently have approximately 100 volunteers that dedicate days, or even a full week, of their time. It is critically important that Camp Hendon recognize these individuals, encouraging them to return year after year. We also hope to develop improved relationships with medical facilities in the surrounding areas, from which we can pull medically-licensed volunteers. Further, Camp Hendon will seek to bring on a contract grant-writer to assist in growing our financial capacity. As capacity increases and Camp Hendon expands to our second camp session, we will have the ability to provide some compensation to our volunteer Camp Director who currently takes a week off from work each summer. Eventually, we will seek to hire a Development Director to be a part time, and later full time, staff member. Camp Hendon is actively growing, and we will offer our first family retreat weekend in September 2017. Along with this growth, Camp Hendon also seeks to provide an additional week of camp that will be located in Eastern KY allowing us to serve a new community.

Camp Hendon is currently operated under the direction of an Executive Director who earned her MBA from a top-10 ranked institute, with a focus in Entrepreneurship. The Executive Director is assisted full-time by an Operations Manager who has worked in the diabetes industry for over 10 years. Camp Hendon is also led by a board of directors with strong industry expertise. Board Members include a type 1 diabetic insurance agent, a type 1 diabetic dietitian, two insulin pump drug company representatives, a second dietitian that works for an area health department, a pediatric endocrinologist, an endocrinologist, and a type 1 diabetic IT analyst who is a former camper and now the parent of a camper. Beyond the human capital that comprises Camp Hendon, we receive substantial funding support from the Lift a Life foundation and the Helmsley Foundation. In addition to our highly-skilled team and financial capacity, Camp Hendon has a long track record of success. Founded in 1965, Camp Hendon has operated summer camp programs for children with diabetes every summer save for a handful where extenuating circumstances prevented doing so. We have long-standing support from the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center associated with the University of Louisville Hospital System.

So far, Camp Hendon has succeeded in serving over 100 children every summer for many years. During summer 2017 we will welcome a record number 150 campers. We have successfully formed a strategic board of directors, and hired our first two paid employees: Operations Manager and Executive Director. Our team has successfully secured funding for those positions and towards campership initiatives allowing low-income children to attend camp. We have not yet accomplished our goal of expanding the board to roughly 15 members, and we have also not yet executed a second camp session. This is estimated to occur in 2018. We also have work to do in the area of program partnerships with area health facilities and hospitals. Our volunteer recruitment strategies should be more robust, and our staff is working diligently to make this a reality.

Financials

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KENTUCKY DIABETES CAMP FOR CHILDREN INC

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Beal

Baptist Health

Term: 2020 - 2022

Mechelle Coble

Lincoln Trail District Health Department

Mike Foster

University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology

Melissa Kleber

University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology

Rhiannon Reams

Hardin Memorial Health System

Dale Breitenstein

Allstate Insurance

Tonya Lucas

Plumbers Supply Co.

Melissa Speck

Ivy Technical Community College

Leslie Scott

University of Kentucky Healthcare

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