Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

KENTUCKY DIABETES CAMP FOR CHILDREN INC

The Best Place On Earth

aka Camp Hendon

Louisville, KY

Mission

The mission of Camp Hendon is to give children with diabetes life-changing experiences, empowering them to take control of their journey with diabetes. Camp Hendon is a one-week, medically-supervised camping experience that serves children ages 8 - 17 with Type 1 diabetes, living in Kentucky and surrounding regions including Indiana and Tennessee.

Ruling Year

2011

Executive Director

Megan Cooper

Operations Manager

Lori O'Bryant

Main Address

1640 Lyndon Farm Court Suite 108

Louisville, KY 40223 USA

Keywords

Diabetes Camp, Summer Camp, Type 1 Diabetes Education, Diabetes Education,

EIN

27-3619275

 Number

3381808717

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Digestive Diseases, Disorders (G70)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

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

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

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Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Family Retreat Weekend

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Context notes

Camp Hendon welcomed a record high 136 campers to our 2017 summer session. We also hosted our first ever Family Weekend with 6 families, bringing our number of campers served to 142.

Number of new programs/program sites

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Families,

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Context notes

In 2017 Camp Hendon hosted our first ever Family Retreat Weekend, with plans to continue this program annually.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Camp Hendon Summer Sessions

Context notes

In order to serve 136 campers during our 2017 summer session, Camp Hendon recruited 97 volunteers.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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.

As Camp Hendon executes our strategic plan, success indicators include acquiring new board members, raising additional capital necessary for expansion, increasing the number of campers served year after year, implementation of partnership plans with area health facilities, and continued expansion of camp programs.

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.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation

Affiliations & Memberships

American Camp Association - Member

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization

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Financials

KENTUCKY DIABETES CAMP FOR CHILDREN INC

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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