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CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN

Enriching lives of children with special needs

aka Camelot for Children INC   |   Allentown, PA   |  www.camelotforchildren.org
GuideStar Charity Check

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN

EIN: 23-2565740


Mission

Camelot for Children is a non-profit organization providing year-round social and educational opportunities to children with disabilities and chronic or terminal illnesses in a supportive, developmentally appropriate, enriching environment in order to make the magic of childhood accessible to children with unique needs.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Emily Werner

Main address

2354 W. Emaus Ave.

Allentown, PA 18103 USA

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EIN

23-2565740

Subject area info

Child welfare

Family disability resources

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

At-risk youth

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Camelot for Children addresses the need for all children to have a place to have fun and be accepted despite their special needs and medical circumstances. We also provide respite to caregivers. Caregivers have peace of mind as their child's needs are met while they are having fun, educational, social and developmentally appropriate experiences. Services are provided at no cost to the families.

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?

Children's Activities

*6 week long Summer Camp
*Children's parties one Sunday each month from 12:00PM - 3:00PM with great themes such as Back to School Bash, Halloween Party, Camp Reunion, Easter Party and Christmas Party. 
*Teen nights one Friday each month from 6:00PM - 9:00PM and include events such as  Prom Night, Game Night, Halloween Party, Movie Nights.
*Educational activities and support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk 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 programs documented

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020- many cancellations due to pandemic; virtual programs offered

Number of snacks served for students participating in programs

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Children's Activities

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of chronically ill patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Children's Activities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants on field trips

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Camelot for Children aspires to be a beneficial resource to children with special needs and their families. Other goals include: being a positive asset to our entire community, increasing awareness and empathy in our community, providing our volunteers with rewarding and enriching experiences and making the magic of childhood accessible to this wonderful population of kids.

We host multiple opportunities each month for our kids and their families to gather at social get-togethers. We have teen night events with music and food and fun for our kids. We hold after school help sessions to support the children and families with skill development and peer interaction. Our kids are welcome at our 6 week, full day summer camp where they have a one on one buddy at all times. Camelot greatly values its volunteers of all ages. We provide training and meetings to help our teen volunteers develop skill sets that help them at Camelot and beyond. In addition, we have a presence at events around the community to help share our mission.

We have an 11+ acre campus with an accessible playground and splashpad, an interactive water play area, as part of our outdoor facilities. Our indoor facilities include a nurse's office, party room, education room with multiple chromebooks and a printer, kitchen, birthday closet, dining room, and family room. We have one full-time staff member and one part-time staff member. We have 15 voting members on our Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of dedicated and passionate members of our community, representing a wide variety of professionals and area employers. We have over 150 volunteers that do amazing work with our children and around our campus and community.

Camelot for Children has a wonderful reputation in our community. We have provided so many meaningful memories and opportunities to families and our volunteers. We have an accessible campus with many resources and areas for growth. What's next for Camelot? Expanding our outdoor facilities to include areas for basketball, a multi-use sports field and overall improvements. We are always assessing the needs of our children, families and volunteers and adapting and adding programming to address those needs.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.56

Average of 0.98 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28.4

Average of 10.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 7% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $300,497 $152,770 $203,853 $190,224 $162,675
As % of expenses 143.1% 76.1% 89.0% 80.3% 59.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $269,594 $114,030 $168,878 $149,802 $121,360
As % of expenses 111.9% 47.6% 63.9% 54.0% 38.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $641,406 $311,214 $399,798 $412,668 $431,461
Total revenue, % change over prior year 143.0% -51.5% 28.5% 3.2% 4.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 1.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 7.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.9% 99.7% 66.5% 89.5% 97.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $209,997 $200,744 $229,145 $237,019 $273,061
Total expenses, % change over prior year 31.5% -4.4% 14.1% 3.4% 15.2%
Personnel 50.4% 61.4% 56.6% 62.5% 61.2%
Professional fees 3.2% 3.0% 2.4% 2.0% 1.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.9% 17.0%
Interest 5.1% 5.4% 4.3% 3.7% 2.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 41.3% 30.2% 36.7% 13.0% 17.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $240,900 $239,484 $264,120 $277,441 $314,376
One month of savings $17,500 $16,729 $19,095 $19,752 $22,755
Debt principal payment $0 $25,304 $9,387 $32,533 $10,909
Fixed asset additions $287,154 $0 $95,783 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $545,554 $281,517 $388,385 $329,726 $348,040

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 7.8 16.3 19.2 26.5 28.4
Months of cash and investments 7.8 16.3 19.2 26.5 28.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.6 14.7 18.1 25.3 27.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $137,025 $273,256 $366,806 $524,083 $646,251
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $105,300 $52,500 $29,800 $5,225 $950
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,883,277 $1,897,782 $1,993,565 $1,996,724 $2,019,836
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 50.5% 52.1% 51.4% 53.3% 54.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.9% 19.7% 17.5% 13.6% 11.6%
Unrestricted net assets $814,596 $928,626 $1,097,504 $1,247,306 $1,368,666
Temporarily restricted net assets $105,300 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 $105,300 $63,000 $29,800 $15,225 $10,950
Total net assets $919,896 $991,626 $1,127,304 $1,262,531 $1,379,616

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Emily Werner

Camelot for Children was founded in 1985 as a gathering place for children living with life changing illnesses. It has provided care to thousands of children suffering from pediatric cancer, cystic fibrosis, and various diagnosis, including cerebral palsy and down syndrome. Camelot was created to provide a place for these children and their families to meet, finding support and friendship in those with similar experiences. Patricia Mullin, along with Camelots co-founder Kostas Kalogeropoulos, had a vision of a safe haven to provide respite to these extraordinary families. Camelots doors opened in 1987 to serve 20 children, but quickly grew to a community well over a hundred children.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dr. Denise DiCicco

Northeast Anesthesia Physicians, PC

Term: 2020 - 2023

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data