Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning

Perrysville, OH   |

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Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning

EIN: 23-7438600


To provide a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where people are empowered to succeed. We do this through experiential, primarily outdoor education-based learning programs, most notably youth camp experiences for all children including those with special needs, as well as retreats, workshops, and educational and professional development programs for youth and adults.

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Executive Director/CEO

Trevor Dunlap

Main address

1077 Township Road 2916

Perrysville, OH 44864 USA

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Subject area info

Outdoor education

Learning disorders


Youth development

Population served info




Young adults

People with intellectual disabilities

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NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Summer Camp Programs

Camp Nuhop provides six residential sessions for youth with diagnoses such as, but not limited to: autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit, mood disorders, and neuroatypical children.

Each camp session offers programs that range from on-campus Traditional and Specialty Camps to off-campus based programs called Trip Camps.

Our campers leave with a new sense of their abilities and self-worth, ready to face the everyday challenges of home, school, and beyond. Most Nuhop campers return year after year. Each year provides a new level of accomplishment continuing to build confidence for those familiar with the program and create new possibilities for success and friendship.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

Camp Nuhop's unique outdoor education program provides students with the opportunity to become more aware of the natural world through exciting hands-on experiences and develop academic and interpersonal skills while learning from the natural world.

By participating in our outdoor education camps, students can increase their self-awareness, independence, and confidence while also learning to respect and appreciate the environment and their peers.

Students may visit camp anywhere from 2-5 days for a residential stay, or Nuhop staff can travel to schools or local parks for short-term field trips. No matter the length of the trip, our goal is to provide each student with a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where they are empowered to succeed.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Investing in the human capital within your organization is essential to its growth. Nuhop has developed a series of organization team building activities that shed light on organizational concepts that traditionally take years to integrate into the workplace. Nuhop's team development programs create an atmosphere where participants are required to act intuitively and encouraged to step away from their existing work roles.

Through an in-depth needs assessment, Nuhop is able to integrate specific organizational core values, objectives, and goals into a customized curriculum that leads to stronger decision making as a team. These unique experiences are the perfect platform for developing a strong corporate team.

Population(s) Served

Nuhop's team work and team building activities are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of groups, from athletic teams and educators to corporate groups and student organizations.

Our team bonding activities will help your group break down social barriers and inhibitions in a way that allows participants to step out of their comfort zones and experience real learning. With ropes courses, indoor communication skills programs, and other activities, our innovative group team building curriculum will help you achieve your desired results.

Population(s) Served

Each element of our ropes course is carefully designed to encourage participants to test their limits and take risks towards personal and team growth. Participants traverse across rope bridges, hanging swings, and missing link walkways while learning the basic skills and language required to become a stronger team as they face physical challenges forty feet in the air.

Population(s) Served

We partner with churches, schools, and other organizations to custom-build retreats that offer the opportunity to experience nature and find opportunities for learning and self-improvement.

We now have two amazing camps offering space for corporate retreats, church events, camp rentals, and parties. With in-house catering and meeting facilitation services, as well as access to our ropes course and other fun outdoor activities, youll be sure to have a memorable retreat experience for everyone.

Population(s) Served

Lessons and activities designed to give teachers and students an outdoor education experience at their schools or in their own backyards!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 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 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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


Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.07 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $233,256 $106,808 $1,895 $151,407 -$276,248
As % of expenses 17.3% 8.0% 0.3% 12.8% -14.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $181,318 $54,071 -$49,889 $87,174 -$360,785
As % of expenses 12.9% 3.9% -6.5% 7.0% -18.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,585,077 $1,445,515 $714,488 $1,336,111 $1,602,132
Total revenue, % change over prior year 23.7% -8.8% -50.6% 87.0% 19.9%
Program services revenue 83.9% 94.9% 70.1% 79.7% 91.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 12.1% 11.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 16.1% 5.1% 17.8% 9.2% 8.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,351,821 $1,338,707 $712,593 $1,184,704 $1,878,380
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.0% -1.0% -46.8% 66.3% 58.6%
Personnel 51.6% 52.0% 60.5% 59.0% 53.8%
Professional fees 0.8% 0.8% 1.5% 0.6% 0.7%
Occupancy 9.0% 12.6% 9.6% 8.0% 10.9%
Interest 1.0% 0.7% 2.4% 1.3% 1.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 37.6% 33.8% 26.0% 31.1% 33.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,403,759 $1,391,444 $764,377 $1,248,937 $1,962,917
One month of savings $112,652 $111,559 $59,383 $98,725 $156,532
Debt principal payment $52,120 $54,608 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $154,881 $0 $0 $503,660 $416,867
Total full costs (estimated) $1,723,412 $1,557,611 $823,760 $1,851,322 $2,536,316

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.8 3.2 8.0 5.2 2.5
Months of cash and investments 2.8 3.2 8.0 5.2 2.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.8 3.3 8.0 5.1 2.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $320,676 $361,691 $475,929 $515,611 $383,875
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,750,643 $1,758,768 $1,780,493 $2,283,838 $2,699,948
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 35.8% 38.6% 41.0% 34.8% 32.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 16.4% 12.4% 20.5% 35.5% 57.6%
Unrestricted net assets $1,208,860 $1,262,931 $1,213,042 $1,300,216 $939,431
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,208,860 $1,262,931 $1,213,042 $1,300,216 $939,431

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director/CEO

Trevor Dunlap

Trevor Dunlap joined the Nuhop Team in 2003. His interest includes connecting design theory and experiential pedagogy to create new pathways for student and staff development and capacity building. Trevor has designed experiential curriculum that is being used in Environmental Education, Adventure Education and Experiential Centers across the U.S. and globe. Education: Wittenberg University (BA, Elementary Education 1 8, Special Education) Presentations & Publications include: The Association of Experiential Education International Conference, "The best way to predict the future? Invent it: Activity design pathways, 2023 and beyond...," Nov 2023. "Team building from the Toy aisle," 2021. Author(s): Broda, Cummings, Dunlap, Kendall Hunt Publishing. Volunteer Service: O'Huddle (board), Environmental Education Council of Ohio (trustee), Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (development advisory committee), Wooster City Schools Levy Committee

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning

Board of directors
as of 04/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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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? No
  • 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 4/11/2024

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Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/11/2024

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  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.