CAZADERO PERFORMING ARTS CAMP INC

aka Cazadero Music Camp   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.cazadero.org

Mission

Cazadero Music Camp brings the love of music and learning to youth. For over 60 years, Cazadero has offered a dynamic program for young musicians ages 10-18 that strikes a thoughtful balance between in-depth music education and summer camp fun. Cazadero inspires over 1400 youth during a typical year through two complementary music programs: Summer Music Camp, and JumpStart in Music. Our Summer Music Camp brings together a diverse student body from across the Bay Area and beyond. Campers work closely with skilled Conductors, talented Music Faculty, and a devoted Camp Staff. They discover their love of music, gain confidence in their playing, and make lasting friendships. JumpStart is a low-cost, high-impact version of our Summer Camp for public school music programs in the Bay Area.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Emily Wainacht

Artistic Director/Camp Director

Jim Mazzaferro

Main address

PO Box 7908

Berkeley, CA 94707 USA

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EIN

68-0350642

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Our programs

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Cazadero Summer Music Camp

Youth Summer Music Camp

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Weekend music retreat for school and/or school district music programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We attribute our success in teaching the love of music and learning to youth primarily to the talent and dedication of our staff, and to our inclusive teaching methods, which consistently yield notable results, and very positive feedback. There are also other less tangible factors which we believe also contribute to our success, including the fact that our program serves young people's innate need for creative self expression, as well as the beautiful natural camp setting which we believe also helps nurture the creative process. All these factors combined have enabled us to create a music education program that continues to make a big impact on the youth we serve.

The goals and objectives of Cazadero are:
Organizational Objectives:
1. To continue to be a financially secure organization.
2. To improve our focus on funding strategies that will better position Cazadero to continue to provide high-quality programs.
3. Be good stewards of the land and facility with continued maintenance and improvements.
Summer Music Camp Objectives
1. To continue to provide top quality programs that inspire and challenge the youth we serve,
2. Increase attendance at our Summer Music Camp with a focus on our younger sessions of Young Musicians and Middle School.
3. Continue to recruit high quality music instructors, faculty and guest conductors with an emphasis on returning staff.
JumpStart in Music Objectives
1. Build musical competency and leadership within a highly diverse student body;
2. To strengthen public school music programming; and
3. To facilitate greater collaboration between public school music programs within each school district.
Scholarship Program Objectives
1. To expand the accessibility of all our programs by continuing to offer an aggressive scholarship program to potential campers with financial need
2. To increase the number of underserved youth attending camp by providing a sustainable scholarship program,
3. To continue to expand our reach throughout the Bay Area in order to serve the largest number of youth possible,

-Hire and retain top quality music educators and students to serve as staff and guest conductors;
-Maintain a 1:4 or better staff to camper ratio for our summer camp
-Maintain an annual scholarship fund that adequately meets the needs of our campers;
-Increase the awareness and availability of our scholarship program to potential campers;
-Increase the size of our Board of Directors while maintaining their effectiveness in governing the organization;
-Continue to operate without incurring debt, including the establishment and growth of a Cash Reserve Fund for emergencies.

Cazadero Performing Arts Camp has been the premier Youth Music Camp in Northern California since 1957. Our experience is not only in providing a top quality music education program and summer camp, but also as an organization that has proven we can deliver these programs while operating as a fiscally responsible entity. The philosophy of the Camp, the Board and the organization as a whole contribute to the overall success of the camp and programs for 60 years, and will help us continue that success for the next 60 years.

Cazadero has been successful at continuing to provide a top quality program for our youth. We continue to be great partners for school music programs with our JumpStart in Music retreats. We continue to be fiscally responsible, operating at levels that do not incur debt, or financial hardship for the organization.

As an organization, we continue to work toward strengthening our Board of Directors, securing adequate funding of our programs to keep ever-rising costs from affecting our camper fees, and to maintain an aging camp facility.

Financials

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CAZADERO PERFORMING ARTS CAMP INC

Board of directors
as of 11/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

President Bruce Lowry

Skoll Global Threats Fund

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

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-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

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