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Central Oklahoma Camp and Conference Center, Inc.

Changing Lives One Camp at a Time

aka Make Promises Happen   |   Guthrie, OK   |  https://www.centralokcamp.org

Mission

The mission of Central Oklahoma Camp & Conference Center is to provide an outdoor oriented, safe haven where all persons may come to retreat, reflect, have fun and gain knowledge and skills which will nurture their lives, their love of God and one another.

Ruling year info

1973

Principal Officer

Jon Cunningham

Main address

1 Twin Cedar Ln

Guthrie, OK 73044 USA

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Formerly known as

Central Oklahoma Christian Camp, Inc.

EIN

73-0735290

NTEE code info

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

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

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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?

Make Promises Happen

Make Promises Happen (MPH) provides onsite outdoor recreational camping opportunities to individuals, ages 6 and older, with special needs. In an accessible and inviting environment, MPH enables these campers to succeed at camp activities. While campers are enjoying MPH events, their families/caregivers are provided with much needed respite. Finally, MPH provides young adults and adults with life-changing volunteering opportunities as one-on-one camp counselors.Make Promises Happen also embarks on life changing adventure trips with MPH campers. MPH Campers have the opportunity to participate in skiing adventures, surf excursions, Costa Rican adventures, and Oklahoma road trips.Through Make Promises Happen onsite events and offsite adventure trips, MPH allows campers with special needs the chance to enjoy outdoor activities that so many people take for granted and conquer tasks which many people never experience.Make Promises Happen is “Changing Lives One Camp at a Time!”

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation 2022

Awards

Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Award 2022

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Hours of respite provided to full-time caregivers and individuals with disabilities.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Make Promises Happen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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Central Oklahoma Camp and Conference Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Denny Mask

Arthur J. Gallagher & CO.

Term: 2024 - 2024

Brian Sterkel

Interbank

Janetta Cravens

OK Center for Nonporfits

Denny Mask

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Debbie Schramm

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Brandon Brooks

Oklahoma City Community College

Andrea Fillmore

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Justin Fortney

City of Guthrie

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 ? 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 9/26/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.