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Camp in the Community, Inc.

Building community through camp

Alcoa, TN   |  www.campinthecommunity.org

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Mission

We strive to give children from all neighborhoods the opportunity to experience the love of Christ through the transformational power of camp.

Ruling year info

2023

Principal Officer

Whitney Winston

Main address

PO Box 850

Alcoa, TN 37701-0850 USA

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EIN

83-4338687

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gaps in access to extracurricular activities, continuing educational opportunities, and high quality childcare during summertime to families who are on the margins.

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 in the Community - Summer Camp

Camp in the Community (CITC) provides a free summer camp where children in the community can learn and grow. We have fun activities throughout the week, including recreation, games, crafts, campfires, classic summer camp activities, and so much more! We practice small group camping because we believe it creates a nurturing, fun environment and allows our well-trained staff to supervise effectively. Camp in the Community adheres to the highest standards possible, including safe sanctuary regulations, to ensure your child has a safe and exciting week.

Summer camp can provide a break from the day-to-day activities of life, and gives young people the mental
space to consider some of the most important issues of life. This break from the craziness of their regular routine allows campers to consider their future, evaluate unhealthy patterns, and discover the truth that God loves them and has a fantastic plan for their lives.

Population(s) Served
Children
Families
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Multiracial people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Methodist Church 2011

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 partner churches

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

Camp in the Community - Summer Camp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth programs offered

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

Camp in the Community - Summer Camp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

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

Camp in the Community - Summer Camp

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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 provide free high-quality summer camp programming in partnership with trusted organizations in communities throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to families on the margins.

Leveraging existing partnerships to build new relationships with families in communities with high levels of poverty indicators.

Our umbrella organization has partnerships with 500+ churches and organizations that we can receive application from in order to choose the best fit for Camp in the Community and the community we hope to serve.

So far we have offered camping programs to over 10,000 children in more than 50 different communities.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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Camp in the Community, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ashley Cross

Cokesbury UMC

Term: 2022 - 2026

Mary Thompson

Holston CRM

Tom Robins

Tennessee Valley District

Josh Kilbourne

New River District

Ashley Cross

Cokesbury UMC

Paul Seay

Clinch Mtn District

Mollianne Hubbs

Smoky Mountain District

Vincent Charlow

Tennessee Valley District

Callie Smith

Tennessee Valley District

Adam Love

Appalachian District

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2023

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.