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Eagle Rock Camp

Reconnecting military families

aka Eagle Rock Camp   |   Newton, NC   |  www.eaglerockcamp.org

Mission

VISION That all military families heal from the hidden wounds of war. MISSION Eagle Rock Camp, through faith in action, brings military families together to heal, reconnect in their communities, restore their hope and emerge as an empowered, purpose driven unit. Simply said: Saving Families. Saving Lives.

Notes from the nonprofit

Strategic Plan implemented in 2018 Fundraising Plan implemented Q2 2019

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Camper

Lynn R. Marilla

Main address

P. O. Box 181

Newton, NC 28658 USA

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Formerly known as

Eagle Rock Camp

EIN

45-2470021

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We have come to understand that our program is suicide prevention at its core. We know of over 20 veterans suicides daily (1.5x the civilian rate) and active duty of 2-4 daily. If the family life is solid and happy, our individual family members don't even think about taking their own lives. We teach them how to reconnect and start the healing process from the hidden wounds of war. By serving the entire family, each family member receives the same skills based training. We provide tools and experiential learning that help them thrive as both individuals and as a family unit - to restore HOPE for the long term success of their families. Once connections and HOPE are restored, suicide ideations are gone. To date, our divorce rate is less than 2% - totally unheard of! Our suicide rate is ZERO. Simply said: Saving families, saving lives.

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?

Homefront Brigade

This is an ever evolving program of follow-up care that changes as family needs change. It is a combination of additional workshops that are delivered via webinars, video conferencing, follow up "refresher retreats" for couples only, and additional one-on-one counseling. Families are also connected to local resources, upon request The Family Wellness Calendar keeps them on track with planned events, accountability and additional post retreat measurements

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Families

In building kid's resiliency, the workshops mirror what we teach mom and dad. Communication, relationship building, financial resiliency (allowances and earning money), nutrition and special time for teens as a group, with a counselor.

The participate in therapeutic recreation, art therapy and play designed to build teams and learn to have fun and practice what was learned.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

A Workshop that teaches how each of you views and thinks about money: spending, saving, use of credit. This is traced back to your family of origin. We then build on budgeting, how to save money and use credit. The same skills are taught to children at age appropriate levels.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Families

Military families reconnect within their family unit in workshops based on scientific, sociological methods using a diversion therapy model. Therapeutic recreation is used as a family unit to practice the skills learned and to deveop the family team. This helps military families start their healing process together. Our licensed counselors and military chaplains are available at each retreat.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

America's Warrior Partnership / Four Star Alliance 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Percent of families who report they are supported in utilizing natural supports in their communities (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, churches, colleges, recreational services)

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

Adults,Caregivers,Families

Related Program

Operation Military Family Restart

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Most of our military families do not have a "sense of community". Those people who can support them in times of need for emotional or care support.

Percent of famlies who have improved or starting budgeting, saving and use of credit plans for their families

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

Families

Related Program

Family Financial Resiliency

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our military families do not routinely budget or save. Rating dropped this year as more families admitted that the workshop helped them learn how much they do not know!

Percent of parents who have regained HOPE for the future of their families.

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

Adolescents (13-19 years),Caregivers,Families

Related Program

Operation Military Family Restart

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

When families lose hope, they are dwelling in past or present moments, with no idea on how to improve their situation. HOPE means they are forward thinking and solutions focused.

A ZERO suicide rate amongst all military family members.

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

Families

Related Program

Homefront Brigade

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The correct suicide rate of Veterans is approximately 60+ per day. With active military, it is 5+ daily. Rates of spouses and children are not tracked. This is unacceptable. Our goal is ZERO!

Percent of families who will either start or improve their family financial plan: Budget, spending and savings plans. And engage their children in this process, at their age appropriate level.

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Adults,Families

Related Program

Operation Military Family Restart

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our military families do not routinely budget or save. Our Financial Resiliency Workshop provides an understanding of money habits going back to their "family of origin".

Of our families who report this issue, a reduction in family violence, verbal/emotion abuse, sexual abuse.

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

Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Frequently families will not disclose this. Through interviews and workshop participation, issues are discovered. We provide a safe haven for discussion and resolution.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

To increase funding and number of retreats/families served annually. Each retreat can accommodate up to 10 families. To successfully address family issues that are a result of military separation and injury: 90% of couples remain married Reduction in family abuse: physical, mental, verbal. Improvement in the behavior of children, measured by improvement in school performance Improvement in communication within the family unit. Families establish budgeting and sound family financial practices. A reduction in ideations of suicide and a ZERO suicide rate. Restoration of hope to our military families. Pre and Post retreat care to ensure that NO ONE is left behind. To consistently measure our programs for use of Best Practices and to always be a Program of Excellence.

Most importantly, we use Best in Class curriculum, that is evidence based and family focused in our interactive workshops: along with therapeutic outdoor recreation. Our families learn new or refresh old skills, then practice during the recreational times. Activities are structured to reinforce what was taught. We have several very special activities built into our retreats, and also allow quiet family time for reflection, discussion and rest. Mindfulness is built into everything we do. From healthy eating to exercise, to breathing and medication. (to name a few) Our strategies are to divide fundraising into three categories: increase funding by engaging alumni families in small, grass roots local events, corporate sponsorships and increase third party events. Our plan to increase corporate sponsorship will start by inviting companies to sponsor local military families at retreats held in their area. As funding increases, so will the number of retreats and people served. We are already expanding our outreach into the active military community by reaching the family readiness officers, chaplains and unit commanders. An active social media campaign expands that reach with both active military and veteran communities. Expanded presence in the veteran community helps "get the word out" as well. Our membership in the Four Star Alliance provides interaction with other programs of excellence. In collaborating with this group of nearly 100 non-profits who serve the same demographic, we share best practices, communicate and discuss new ideas, hold each other accountable, and participate in data collection and analysis with the larger group, as well as our own.

Collaboration with the Four Star Alliance and other organizations allows us open discussion and keeps us relevant to all that is going on in our industry. The strength of our volunteer program and participation of our alumni on an advisory board, keeps us in tune to what the military families need and expect from us. They help us tweak our programs. A strong partnership with a major university at the PhD/Department Chair level, ensures the efficacy of our data collection and analysis, and the overall results of our program. Staff development of our core leadership group ensures that we stay abreast of the latest information, resources and technology to help our military families.

Our case management process includes: Our family wellness indicators include pre retreat interviews, to determine specific needs. Our goal is meet each family at their point of need. Pre and post retreat surveys give us clear insight into the family unit and measures the success of the retreat. The two year Family Wellness Plan provides tools for long term success and a methodology for our team to track progress and success of the program. Our Chaplains both lead our training and marriage/family coaching, which allows for one-on-one sessions

What have we achieved so far: Developed solid programs for couples and children in three age groups. Evidence based, family focused teach the same principles to all. Implemented a 5 year Strategic Plan Created and currently implementing a 3 year Funding Plan, to start Q2, 2019 Partnership with a major university to develop pre and post retreat surveys, data collection and analysis, through America's Warrior Partnership. Two year continuum of care: Family Wellness Plan A volunteer program using retreat alumni to help with administrative and on-site retreat services. This has made all the difference in our ability to provide services. Implementation of Apricot as our database management system. Identified the need for a second follow-up retreat to teach healing from the Hidden / Moral injuries of war. (Currently in development) In 2019, create a Chaplain led, expansion of our post retreat care to include pre-retreat care for those on our wait-list. Developed solid collaborations with other organizations to provide and share services. What's next: Reach more families - our business model of an all volunteer staff is not sustainable over time and stifles growth. In 2019 we are launching a Fundraising Campaign that will increase the budget three-fold. Grow to host 24+ retreats annually Acquire our own facility. We follow the business model of renting "other people's" facilities. This does not allow consistent therapeutic recreation which creates a risk of having inconsistent results. We also will work more effectively with a home base to operate from to eliminate staff travel, prevent staff burnout and turnover caused by constant travel to other locations. We are developing a capital campaign toward the end of 2019 for this purpose.

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 the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: paper surveys, focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person).

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: it is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection.

  • What significant change resulted from feedback

    We have identified the need for more frequent long-term followup and the ability to provide local resources to our families who attend our retreats from across the country. We have discovered a need for a cohesive, empowered family unit to ensure success of veterans and caregivers who participate in other types of activities that facilitate recovery from wounds and respite care. In 2020, we will implement a comprehensive workshop / retreat for couples that addresses the moral and spiritual wounds of war. This will be achieved through a collaboration with another organization who is an expert in their field.

Financials

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Eagle Rock Camp

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Charles Benway

Captain, US Army

Term: 2019 - 2021

Noel Humphreys

Patriot's Path

Phillip Foster

Raytheon, Col. USArmy, Reti'd

Jean McMullin

Wells Fargo

Holly Cole

Medical Practice

Justin Ratti

Wells Fargo

Skip Moser

Hickory Crawdads

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/13/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Keywords

Military, veterans, therapeutic, camp, retreats, charity, military family, family, family resiliency, like skills, outdoor