PLATINUM2024

Camping With Cradle

Pack Your Gear, Not Your Fear!

Charlotte, NC   |  http://www.campingwithcradle.org

Mission

The Camping With Cradle outdoor mentoring program is a means for young adults to become more familiar with the outdoors. The program is designed as a group mentoring model; each outing will allow a group of approximately 6-8 youth to experience an outdoor trip. Each group of youth meets at a designated camp site for a weekend outing. Prior to the outing, programming will take place to discuss what is to be expected and what is to be gained. Outdoor camping sessions focus on team building, outdoor skills, environmental education, and school support.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Keith Cradle

Main address

PO BOX 481431

Charlotte, NC 28269 USA

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EIN

85-2599568

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We see that there are diversity, access and inclusion issues with navigating outdoor spaces.

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?

Outdoor Exposure 101

We take youth car camping or backpacking. No equipment or experience is required.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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
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.

We aim to get more minorities and underserved youth into backpacking, camping and hiking.

We partner with youth organizations to take kids camping at no cost. We teach them about the outdoors, leaving no trace and how the environment affects them,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Camping With Cradle

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marc Fuller

Alvin Jacobs

Kendall Kendrick

Arkevious Armstrong

Andy Goh

Arthur Benier

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2022

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
Black/African American
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: 07/13/2021

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

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.