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CAMP FOR ALL FOUNDATION

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aka Camp For All   |   Houston, TX   |  www.campforall.org

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Mission

Camp For All transforms the world for children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs.

Ruling year info

1993

President and CEO

Mrs. Pat Prior Sorrells

Main address

3701 Kirby Drive Suite 570

Houston, TX 77098 USA

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EIN

76-0404267

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Camp For All, children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs are provided with the opportunity to discover life in an environment of acceptance. These are individuals with their own gifts and abilities. Camp For All is able to give them an opportunity to experience a barrier-free environment where they can realize they are not defined by their challenge and have a positive experience, all thanks to the support of our donors. Campers interact with others who share their illnesses/conditions and create a special supportive community. Families and caregivers also need an opportunity to recharge and experience their own emotional healing while their child or charge is at Camp. Often, parent's attention is necessarily focused on the needs of their child with challenging illnesses and special needs to the detriment of siblings and spouses. This important time enables parents to refocus on other family members to strengthen those bonds.

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?

Camp For All

A unique, barrier-free camp serving children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs.

Camp For All is a 206-acre property contains two large lakes and more than 120,000 square feet of building space, including a Main Lodge with Health Center, Dining Hall, kitchen, Gathering Hall and administrative offices. There are 18 cabins, 5 Retreat cabins, covered gym/pavilion, equestrian center, small animal farm, two lakeside gazebos, nature center, tree house and crafts barn. Other facilities include a fishing pier, canoe dock, aquatics center, indoor and outdoor challenge course, two amphitheaters, two archery ranges, baseball field, nature trails, and a nondenominational chapel. All areas are wheelchair accessible and barrier-free.

Approximately 9,000 people benefit from our programs in a typical year.

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

The Camp For All 2U Program brings the Camp For All experience to individuals too ill and/or unable to make the journey to our outdoor camp in Burton, TX. Siblings of patients are provided the same experience, as their emotional healing can be even greater than the patient's. At Camp For All 2U, children can participate in real camp activities, not things that would normally be done in a hospital setting to entertain children. The Camp For All Staff creates spectacular transformations of the hospital or facility by installing archery stands for nerf archery, mock campfires, indoor “canoeing”, and even a ranch experience with live animals.

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

The Equine Program at Camp For All operates throughout the year and has historically proven to be the overall favorite program at Camp. Many of these children experience riding horses for the first time at Camp For All where they benefit from the physical movement of riding which can improve muscle tone and increase core strength. Campers with cognitive and developmental challenges benefit from building relationships with gentle horses that unconditionally accept them and show great affection. By riding horses, campers learn the skill of working in tandem with an animal, how to enjoy something of which they may have been afraid, and how determination is the best path to success in any situation.

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

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2023

American Camp Association 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Camp For All

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents the percentage of campers who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness through several questions on a post-Camp survey.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers help campers in various programs like horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, work in food services, housekeeping, or helping with painting and planting projects.

Number of camps offered

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Camp For All

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Camp For All has a goal of serving about 9,000 campers each year. We look forward to continued growth as our organizations and our Partners continue rebuilding post-COVID.

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Camp For All

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

The goal of Camp For All is to provide opportunities for children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs to discover what they CAN do. Through a unique, truly barrier-free camp, experienced and professional staff, and universal programming, campers can leave with a sense of hope, a growth in self-confidence and a realization that they are not alone. While medical facilities can provide physical healing, Camp For All can help provide emotional healing.

Due to the growth of the Texas population, the number of children and adults who would benefit from a barrier-free camp has grown significantly, and we need to grow to be able to serve them.

As such, we have set an overall goal of ensuring we are able to grow our capacity to be able to serve 16,000 campers by the year 2026.

1. By 2026, Camp For All will have implemented a Business Plan to operate two Camps and Camp For All 2U.
2. By 2026, Camp For All will have opened a second camp.
3. By 2026, Camp For All will have completed the Capital Campaign for Phase I Construction of Camp Chappell Hill and have increased capacity to raise the necessary funds with infrastructure in place for funding current and future operating needs for the organization as a whole.
4. By 2026, Camp For All will have the needed number of Volunteers for Camp For All Burton, Camp For All Chappell Hill and Camp For All 2U.
5. By 2026, Camp For All will have taken the camper experience to new levels at Camp For All Burton and Camp For All Chappell Hill.
6. By 2026, Camp For All Burton will have expanded spring and fall weekday utilization to 60%.
7. By 2026, Camp For All will have consolidated IT for the Houston office, Camp For All Burton, Camp For All Chappell Hill and Camp For All 2U that is user friendly for staff and Partners, provides information in multiple ways for multiple uses and is accessible to appropriate users at all locations.
8. By 2026, Camp For All, continuing to embrace "All," will have developed and implemented an increased cultural competency plan for all campers, board and staff.
9. By 2022, Camp For All will have a multi-faceted Human Resource support system for a growing staff.
10. By 2026, Camp For All Finance Department will have been upgraded to meet the needs of a larger and growing organization.

Camp For All is uniquely designed and is truly barrier-free, not just accessible. We are not only barrier-free in our physical facility, we are barrier-free in our thinking. This means that, unlike the real world, all campers are able to go anywhere at Camp and experience all of the activities. Experienced professional staff provide the activities that range from a custom designed challenge course, to canoes, to horseback riding, and more. The programs are universal in design in that there are multiple ways to accomplish each activity, to meet all challenges and choices. We look at food services as program. Campers are not only provided with good food, but we can meet any dietary challenge and campers learn in the process.

Over the last four years, Camp For All has taken the time to improve processes and create more administrative structure in fundraising, finance, and human resources, to allow for expansion.

Camp For All has already taken steps toward this goal including:
a) land acquired for second Camp For All location
b) campaign consultant and project managers hired for project
c) succession plan developed for all senior leadership and each department
d) business plan developed to support two Camp locations
e) increased numbers of recurring donors and known planned giving donors
f) developed a new program to encourage and steward repeat volunteers

Board members and auxiliary boards have participated in strategic planning and goal-setting with input from Partner organizations and community stakeholders. This information gathering will continue throughout the process.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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CAMP FOR ALL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julie Taetz

The Appelt Company

Term: 2025 - 2023

Julie Taetz, Chair

The Appelt Company

Joshua Samuels, M.D., Past Chair

UT Health Science Center

Matt Mogas, Vice Chair

Mogas Industries

Laurie Baker, Secretary

Camden

Elizabeth Logan, Treasurer

EY

Stacie Pitts, At Large

Global Gasoline & Ethanol, Shell Oil Company

Steve Gilbreath, At Large

Lockwood Andrews & Newman Inc.

Gary Miller, General Counsel

BoyarMiller

Marion Anderson

Guill Family Foundation

Jim Avioli

Colonial Pipeline (retired)

Tom Behanick

Amtex Machine Products, Inc. (retired)

Beth Clarke

Community Volunteer

Bob Davis

Woodlands Assets Management, Inc.

Marcella Foreman

ExxonMobil (retired)

Ashley Frysinger

Kimley-Horn

Bob Funk

Community Volunteer

Philip Gallegos

Howard Hughes

Amanda Gyeszly

Gyeszly Pranger

Sarah Hastings

Charles Jago Elder Charitable Trust

Kim Hurst

Intercontinental Exchange (retired)

Alex Jessett

Camden

Ally Kelly

Bloom Behavior Consulting

Alexis Leiser

Community Volunteer

Michael Lewis

Management Controls, Inc.

Laurie Maddox

Community Volunteer

Stephanie Magers

Chevron

Nick Ndah

Pono Builders

Paul Palmer

Goodman Financial Cooperation

Lesley Schick

Community Volunteer

Susie Smith

Tennesee Titans

Dena Wren-Mumford

Community Volunteer

Pat Prior Sorrells (Ex Officio)

President and CEO, Camp For All

Jenny Schaer (Ex Officio)

Brenham ISD

Samuel Edwards (Ex Officio)

Truist

Paul Gerson, M.D. (Founder/Director Emeritus)

Houston Imaging Associates

Laurence B. Neuhaus (Founder/Director Emeritus)

Neuhaus Investment Company

Robert S. Zeller, M.D. (Founder/Director Emeritus)

Child Neurology Associates

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/30/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability