Lake Heron Conservancy

Enriching lives through camping

aka Lake Heron Retreat   |   LIVERPOOL, PA   |
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Lake Heron Conservancy

EIN: 82-3801348


Our vision is to provide a Christ-centered camping experience for children, teens, and families of all social, cultural, and economic groups. We hope to strengthen the faith of believers and introduce Jesus Christ to the unsaved. We want to provide a place for rest and healing, both physical and spiritual. While experiencing the beauty of God's creation It is also important to preserve the natural resources and wildlife habitat that He has given us. We welcome community involvement through the public's utilization of the campground and facilities, and through cooperation with other local organizations.

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Gail Stephens


Aaron B Stephens

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Subject area info

Natural resources


Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

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

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Family camping

Camping provides an opportunity to experience fun, exploration, learning, and adventure.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Lake Heron Conservancy
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Lake Heron Conservancy

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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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Gail Stephens

Gail and her husband, Dean (deceased), born-again Christians, worked over 20 years to make improvements to Lake Heron so that they could share this amazing property with others. "God entrusted this beautiful piece of land to us and we want to give Him a good return on His investment." They are now giving it back to God as a Christian ministry for family and children's camping.


Aaron Stephens

Aaron is an engineer and a partner at Material Matters, Inc. in Elizabethtown, PA.

Lake Heron Conservancy

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/23/2023
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Board chair

Gail Stephens

Lake Heron Conservancy

Term: 2018 -

Andrew W Stephens

Aaron B Stephens

Kirk Allison

Will Tilghman

Ryan Smith

Dan Bitting