Lions Camp Tatiyee Inc

aka Lions Camp Tatiyee/Arizona Lions Camp   |   Mesa, AZ   |  www.camptatiyee.org

Mission

Camp Tatiyee's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs by providing a life improving experience promoting their emotional health, independence, self esteem and confidence, all free-of-charge. Our vision is to provide a community that empowers individuals to grow socially, physically and emotionally. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, loved and respected. Camp Tatiyee upholds the dignity of all individuals, at all times by embracing their abilities by asking “how" rather than “if".

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Pam Swanson

Main address

P.O. Box 6910

Mesa, AZ 85216 USA

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EIN

86-6052371

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lions Camp Tatiyee's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs by providing a life improving experience promoting their emotional health, independence, self-esteem and confidence, all free-of-charge.

We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, loved and respected. LCT upholds the dignity of all individuals, at all times, by embracing their abilities by asking 'how' rather than ''if''.

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?

Residential camp serving children and adults with special needs

Lions Camp Tatiyee has hosted special needs campers ages 7 and up. We typically have 10 week-long sessions each summer between May and August, each session is divided by age so that children and adult campers can experience everything we have to offer in their same age range. Additionally we set up each session so that campers are with peers who face similar challenges, such as orthopedic challenges, intellectual challenges, multi-Challenges (ortho and intellectual combined) as well as sessions for the deaf
and blind.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation 1964

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 served

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Residential camp serving children and adults with special needs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of special needs campers served.

Total Fundraising Net (last three years)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Net $ raised from fundraising. (last three years)

Overall Dependency Quotient (last three years)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percent of total contributions donated by the highest five donors. (last three years)

Overall Cost of Fundraising

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The amount we spend to raise one dollar. (in cents)

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.

It is our aim to provide a camp community that empowers individuals to grow socially, physically and emotionally.

This is accomplished by hiring and training staff who are able to support campers in their care as well as in taking risks to try new things. We also make sure to adapt programs to camper's needs to make them as independent and successful as possible. All campers have similarities that encourages them to relate and share stories with one another to promote friendships.

Lions Camp Tatiyee is a nurturing community serving individuals with special needs. We hire, train and work to maintain a consistent staff from year to year, so that our campers are comfortable and our staff is familiar with their care. Our program staff consistently looks for new and innovative programs adapting them to meet our campers needs. We have a nursing team on site 24 hours a day. Lions Camp Tatiyee has hosted special needs campers ages 7 and up. We typically have 10 week-long sessions each summer between May and August, each session is divided by age so that children and adult campers can experience everything we have to offer in their same age range. Additionally we set up each session so that campers are with peers who face similar challenges, such as orthopedic challenges, intellectual challenges, multi-Challenges (ortho and intellectual combined) as well as sessions for the deaf and blind. While it is also a benefit for the families who are providing around the clock care for their family member, our focus is and priority are always based on our campers. Lions Camp Tatiyee has never charged a fee for service since we were established in 1958 and continues to run solely on donations today.
Since its inception, LCT has maintained the camp at its original site in Pinetop - Lakeside, Arizona. The site is on 88 acres of forest service land that has been leased to the Lions of Arizona since 1958. The camp facility includes 4 large dormitories (2 female/2 male), a large dining hall with adjacent kitchen, enrichment center and lounge, a performing arts building with stage, sound room, art room and indoor recreation area, a chapel, outdoor Ramada with grill, fire circle, handicapped accessible playground, fishing pond, indoor heated pool, infirmary, camp store, and 4 individual cabins for staff housing including one with an office area. At the camp, we employ a full-time, year-round resident manager who takes care of all maintenance concerns and provides security for the camp in the off season.
We have a full-time, year-round executive director who handles camp operations throughout the off-season in the Phoenix area, relocating to Pinetop-Lakeside for the camp season

Sponsoring campers is priority one, we can only serve those we can afford and we have a waiting list each year.

We are trying to acquire a new rock wall that will be free standing and remain on site. We have modified climbing for all of our campers and this has been a popular program but we need to have our own wall to make permanent adaptions.

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.
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Financials

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Operations

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

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Lions Camp Tatiyee Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Kathleen King

NAU

Term: 2016 - 2018

Ronald Brown

Retired Financial Director

Kathleen King

Lecturer - Northern AZ University

Gail Kenny

Hans Groot

Registered Nurse

Sherman McCutcheon

Water Utilities

Carolyn Stewart

Retired

Jim Perkins

Bill Menard

Barbara Daily

Retired

Richard Page

Tony McLain

Jim Brotherton

Brian Woloshin

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 ? 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 1/2/2021,

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Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/02/2021

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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 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.