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Camp Freedom Inc

Healing heroes through outdoor adventures

Carbondale, PA   |  http://www.CampFreedomPA.org

Mission

Camp Freedom provides outdoor adventures for disabled Veterans and First Responders, their family members, and Gold Star families including quality hunting, shooting sports, fishing, hiking, biking, and other year-round outdoor activities. These activities remove individuals from clinical settings into the healing environment of the outdoors and nature. They also promote the social well-being of the participants by interacting with their peers, their families, and volunteers for a lifetime. Camp Freedom focuses on abilities and strengths rather than disabilities. Activities will be led by Camp Freedom's staff and experienced volunteers.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Matt Guedes

Main address

284 Number 7 Road

Carbondale, PA 18407 USA

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EIN

81-4662848

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Camp Freedom's goal is to solve the problem of the results of trauma in the lives of Veterans, First Responders, and Gold Star Families. This trauma can be experienced through a single occurrence such as combat, or cumulative trauma that takes place as First Responders run towards danger on daily basis. Through combining peer-to-peer interaction, camaraderie, and outdoor adventures, we have found lives tremendously impacted allowing the impact of trauma to be overcome.

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?

Extended Stay Hunts

Disabled Veterans, First Responders and Gold Star families are invited to apply for our extended stay hunts that run between October and December of each month. If selected, the guest will spend one week at Camp Freedom with all meals and lodging provided. They spend three days hunting one on one with experienced guides. They receive the healing benefits of the outdoors as well as peer to peer interaction and camaraderie.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Greater Chamber of Scranton Sage Award - People's Choice 2022

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 free participants on field trips

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

Veterans, Military personnel, Emergency responders

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Through variety of outdoor adventures on our 2,300 acres, we seek to utilize the outdoors in order to be part of the healing process in their lives. Studies have proven that time spent in nature, if the individual feels safe, reduces stress. It can reduce anger, fear, and anxiety. It enhances immune system function, increases self-esteem, and improves mood. Researchers have found that being in nature reduces the feeling of isolation and promoted the sense of calmness.

Camp Freedom provides a safe harbor and discrete get away of healing for our Veterans, First Responders, their families, and Gold Star Families to bond with nature, find purpose, and live again. Our goal is to reach Veterans, First Responders, and Gold Star Family members in need and change the trajectory of their lives - give them a renewed sense of purpose and continue the healing process they so desperately looking for and need.

Last year we were able to raise over $1 million to accomplish our mission. Of that $1 million, only 5.6% was administrative costs with the lion’s share of the money going to the core mission.

We have been able to see over 4,200 lives impacted while on the grounds at Camp Freedom over the last four years. More importantly than these metrics is that each one of these individuals is afforded the opportunity to progress in their journey towards health, hope, and purpose in their lives.

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, 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 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Camp Freedom Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

William Bachenberg

William Bachenberg

John Yanek

Graham Hill

Rob Unkovic

Dean Hoffman

Chad Brisendine

Susannah Kipke

Alison Pickel

Jason Zuhlke

Regis Synan

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 ? No
  • 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 3/31/2023

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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

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