Victory Junction Gang Camp, Inc.

aka Victory Junction   |   Randleman, NC   |  www.victoryjunction.org

Mission

The mission of Victory Junction is to enrich the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to the children or their families.

Ruling year info

2000

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chad Coltrane

Main address

4500 Adam's Way

Randleman, NC 27317 USA

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EIN

56-2215292

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meeting the needs of children with physical or cognitive disabilities is an area of great need in our communities-these children, who are often underserved or unserved, have limited, or no, access or opportunities for social inclusion and growth.

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?

Summer Camp

Summers at Victory Junction are flat out fun! Our week-long summer sessions are diagnosis-specific and each session accommodates up to 128 campers. We meet the needs of each child by maintaining a ration of one caregiver to one camper, adjusted for medical needs. Counselors not only provide living assistance, but also support campers with encouragement and fun. At camp, children can participate in activities that might be too challenging in their daily lives. Our fully-accessible programs are designed to provide endless possibilities for all campers.

Our campers have come from all 50 states and around the world. The Victory Junction experience is a welcome break for children who spend most of their year receiving medical treatments or attending countless hospital visits.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Serving close to 8,000 children and families annually, our REACH program brings camp magic to hospital bedsides and playrooms and Ronald McDonald Houses. We partner with nine hospitals in North Carolina, five hospitals in South Carolina, and nine Ronald McDonald Houses across the two states.

Population(s) Served
Families
People with diseases and illnesses

Experience the empowering and healing benefits of equine assisted activities at Victory Junction’s year-round therapeutic riding program. PATH certified instructors offer safe and fun lessons that extend beyond the saddle. Our lessons teach riding skills to riders from various backgrounds with cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioral disabilities.

Who We Serve
● 3 years and older
● Individuals with chronic illnesses
● Individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, behavioral, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities
● Past and current Victory Junction campers
● Senior citizens

Population(s) Served
Adults

Medical conditions can impact the entire family, so our weekend sessions focus on bringing everyone together for camp adventures. Each session is diagnosis-specific and accommodates up to 32 families.

Population(s) Served
Families
People with diseases and illnesses

Day programs are a unique opportunity to bring diagnosis-specific communities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, together in fun camp activities with the sense of security that returning to their home at the end of the day helps provide.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

American Camping Association 2020

American Camping Association 2019

American Camping Association 2018

American Camping Association 2017

American Camping Association 2016

American Camping Association 2015

American Camping Association 2014

American Camping Association 2013

American Camping Association 2012

American Camping Association 2011

American Camping Association 2010

American Camping Association 2009

American Camping Association 2008

American Camping Association 2007

American Camping Association 2006

American Camping Association 2005

Affiliations & memberships

SeriousFun Children's Network 2020

SeriousFun Children's Network 2019

SeriousFun Children's Network 2018

SeriousFun Children's Network 2017

SeriousFun Children's Network 2016

SeriousFun Children's Network 2015

SeriousFun Children's Network 2014

SeriousFun Children's Network 2013

SeriousFun Children's Network 2012

SeriousFun Children's Network 2011

SeriousFun Children's Network 2010

SeriousFun Children's Network 2009

SeriousFun Children's Network 2008

SeriousFun Children's Network 2007

SeriousFun Children's Network 2006

SeriousFun Children's Network 2005

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To serve 10,000 children and family members each year through summer camp, Family Weekends, REACH (hospital outreach programming), program days, community partnerships, and therapeutic riding. Victory Junction fills a unique and important role by providing barrier-free transformational, life-changing experiences at no cost to camper families. The benefits of camp include, but are not limited to, improved confidence, self-esteem, and resilience, which impact all areas of a child's life and support their well-being.

Actively recruiting campers and families from diverse backgrounds; developing deeper relationship with diagnosis communities and their respective support groups; expanding awareness of programming throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (our traditional footprint); actively recruiting volunteers and seasonal staff from diverse backgrounds; enhancing and expanding training methods and content to ensure inclusion, safety, and adherence to best practices; and evaluating new and innovative funding through individuals, community, and corporate partnerships.

Utilizing the knowledge and experience of staff to ensure alignment with organizational goals. We encourage all staff to participate in professional and personal development to stay current with trends and best practices. Our on-site facilities are fully-accessible to ensure both medical safety and inclusion of all participants. We are committed to financial sustainability through five strategic initiatives: increasing revenue, managing expenses, growing cash, building endowment, and eliminating debt.

Since Victory Junction opened its gates in 2004, we have delivered over 60,000 camp experiences to campers and their families through summer camp, Family Weekends, REACH (hospital outreach programming), program days, community partnerships, and therapeutic riding. In 2019, we served over 450 different medical diagnoses and a total of 10,650 campers and their families. In 2020, in response to the global pandemic, we developed virtual programming to remain connected with our campers and families.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    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 get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Victory Junction Gang Camp, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Erich Hamm

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Carolyn Bechtel

Mark Curran

Erich Hamm

Sherri McMillen

Bobby Rice

Paul Sagerman, M.D.

Anna Marie Smith

Jordan Washburn

Timothy Welborn

Priscilla McCall

Danny Agresta

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/04/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/20/2020

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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.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.