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Camp Chaverim Inc

aka Reyus   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  https://chaverimovernight.com/
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Camp Chaverim Inc

EIN: 32-0462424


Mission

Our mission is to spread unity among children by ending bullying and recognizing the genuine value of each child. Our vision is to use the knowledge and skills we have learned from our model program, Camp Chaverim, to help other organizations create their own successful internal anti-bullying capability through our anti-bullying program, Buildup.

Ruling year info

2021

Co DIrector

Rabbi Yaakov Boruch Beren

Co Director

Rabbi Ezra Baldinger

Main address

615 Hyde Rd

Silver Spring, MD 20902 USA

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EIN

32-0462424

Subject area info

Elementary education

Middle school education

Camps

Youth peer mentoring

Religion for youth

Population served info

Children and youth

Students

Teachers

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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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?

Reyus/Buildup

Reyus is an organization whose mission is to spread unity among children by ending bullying and recognizing the genuine value of each child. We use the successful anti-bullying methodology that was developed and is continually refined at our “laboratory of unity” Camp Chaverim to help other organizations create their own successful internal anti-bullying capability through our school anti-bullying program, Buildup. Camp Chaverim provides campers with the experience of bringing life changing unity and appreciation of each person as an individual. We are currently servicing 180 campers per summer and our goal is to add 2 bunkhouses for this summer’s program. In our school anti-bullying program Buildup, we work hand in hand with school staff over a period of 6 to 7 weeks to transform their classrooms and halls without overburdening teachers. The results of the program enhance educational outcomes, not just for affected students, but also for their entire peer group.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students
Teachers

Where we work

Our results

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Number of reported bullying incidents

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Reyus/Buildup

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

9 schools used our program Buildup in the last 2 years. A presurvey and postsurvey of the bullied students was completed by staff. Self-esteem increased in all cases and intervention was successful.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Camp Chaverim is a 501c3 Jewish institution dedicated to providing participants with a life-changing summer experience that helps build campers self-esteem, interpersonal skills, and character traits.
Camp Chaverim was founded in 2015 by its current co-directors, Rabbi Ezra Baldinger and Rabbi Yaakov Boruch Beren. The camps mission is to provide a model environment where Jewish children from all over the nation learn to appreciate the tremendous inner value of their peers. The program that we have developed and implemented in camp for the past several years has successfully addressed bullying in our camp community, helping staff and campers turn negative interactions into positive growth experiences.

Our strategy is to use the knowledge and skills we have learned from our model program, Camp Chaverim, to help other organizations create their own successful internal anti-bullying capability through our anti-bullying program, Buildup. During the school year, we work hand in hand with school staff over a period of 6 to 12 weeks to transform their classrooms and halls without overburdening teachers. The results of the program enhance educational outcomes, not just for affected individuals, but also for their entire peer group.

MESSAGING
Powerful posters which create a
positive environment.
CREATING BUILDUP TEAM
Reyus professionals train the school staff
to become a passionate and coordinated
Buildup Team, that meets regularly over a
period of six weeks and acts in unison to
achieve unity and end bullying.
BUILDUPS
Buildups are purposeful actions where
a teacher or educational administrator
publicly and genuinely appreciates how
a given students incredible inner value
benefits both him/her personally as well
as the class.
CLEANOUTS
Cleanouts are interventions that remedy acts
of bullying by proactively finding out facts,
and then using empathy, responsibility, and
sincere apologies to totally clean out what
happened so there is no residual harm or
bad feelings.
System
The Buildup Team leader checks in with
the Buildup Team to make sure each team
member accomplished their weekly task
and to get data how each intervention
went so as to make any necessary
adjustments in real time and to make sure
progress is being made.

FEATURED IN THE MARCH 2023 NEWSLETTER OF THE THE
ALBERTI CENTER FOR BULLYING ABUSE PREVENTION
The boys also did not experience any more bullying at camp compared to school, which
was especially noteworthy since their reports about school were based on a time when
they were engaged in virtual learning. Camp Chaverim engages in practices that take
bullying very seriously, which contributes to the overall positive environment of the camp.
It has been a pleasure to observe FEATURED IN THE MARCH 2023 NEWSLETTER OF THE THE
ALBERTI CENTER FOR BULLYING ABUSE PREVENTION

Financials

Camp Chaverim Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

0.02

Average of 0.03 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.6

Average of 1 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Camp Chaverim Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Camp Chaverim Inc

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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Camp Chaverim Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Camp Chaverim Inc’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $166,149 $101,389
As % of expenses 38.3% 15.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $134,858 $56,107
As % of expenses 29.0% 8.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $600,338 $755,659
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 25.9%
Program services revenue 80.6% 54.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 5.9% 4.8%
All other grants and contributions 10.0% 37.4%
Other revenue 3.4% 2.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $434,189 $654,270
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 50.7%
Personnel 20.1% 37.2%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 1.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 79.9% 61.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $465,480 $699,552
One month of savings $36,182 $54,523
Debt principal payment $75,575 $36,318
Fixed asset additions $83,558 $83,686
Total full costs (estimated) $660,795 $874,079

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.3 0.6
Months of cash and investments 1.3 0.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -16.1 -11.1
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $48,756 $30,141
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,365,021 $1,448,707
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 9.4% 12.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 102.2% 97.8%
Unrestricted net assets -$27,769 $28,338
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets -$27,769 $28,338

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Co DIrector

Rabbi Yaakov Boruch Beren

Rabbi Beren is the co-founder and co-director of Reyus . Rabbi Beren began his career as a beloved teacher at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. In addition to developing Reyus into a world class organization with Rabbi Baldinger, he also was Vice President of Strategic Growth at the Mount Washington Group where he sourced and led initial negotiations for the largest acquisition in the company’s history at that time, worth over $40 million dollars. At this time, Rabbi Beren is devoting himself full time to advancing Reyus . He received rabbinic ordination from the Yeshiva Gedolah of Silver Spring. He also holds both a Master’s degree in education and a joint degree in law and business from The George Washington University. Rabbi Beren is passionate about bringing out the value in all people including ourselves.

Co Director

Ezra Baldinger

Rabbi Baldinger is the co-founder and co-director of Reyus and is a much cherished Judaics teacher at the Torah School of Greater Washington. Rabbi Baldinger began his teaching career in Memphis before moving to the Washington Dc area. With his over 10 years experience as an expert teacher, Rabbi Baldinger has developed an effective educational approach where the educator takes into account a child’s psychological mindset and home environment to better understand and respond to a student’s behavior. Rabbi Baldinger received rabbinic ordination from the Yeshiva Gedolah of Silver Spring and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from The George Washington University. Rabbi Baldinger is passionate about creating an environment of unity, where every individual feels they are an important part of the team.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Camp Chaverim Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Camp Chaverim Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
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Board co-chair

Rabbi Yaakov Boruch `Beren

Reyus/Camp Chaverim

Term: 2025 - 2020


Board co-chair

Rabbi Ezra Baldinger

Reyus/Camp Chaverim

Term: 2020 - 2025

Lauren Nise

Sprint/Educational Consultant

Jennifer Goodhart

T-Rowe Price

Tamar Klompas

Business Owner