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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Trail Blazer Camps

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
10/2015
Name:
Trail Blazer Camps
Address:
153 West 27th Street
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
212-529-5113
Year, State Incorporated:
1887, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Facilitates the development of values and life skills essential for productive citizenship in inner-city youth through outdoor experiential education, year-round urban stewardship programs, and leadership training. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Trail Blazer Camps meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Trail Blazers provides youth development programs for inner-city youth from the Metropolitan New York and New Jersey areas. Located on a 1,000 acre site, Trail Blazers engages participants through experimental learning that promotes emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth, while emphasizing the development of the whole child. Trail Blazers operates programs including leadership training, summer and winter outdoor experimental education, and after-school programs. During the summer, approximately 300 New York and New Jersey youth come to Trail Blazers’ site to live, work, and play in an outdoor setting. Participants also learn survival skills and conflict resolution. During the year, campers can participate in our year-round Under One Sky urban stewardship program to learn how to apply stewardship lessons from camp to urban living.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Riel Peerbooms, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$76,000
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Marc Hyman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach
Co-Chair of the Board :
Mr. Arthur Fishelman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Trade Winds Lake Camp
Board Size:
20
Paid Staff Size:
65



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, internet appeals
Fund raising costs were 4.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $720,376, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Trail Blazer Camps' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Contributions and bequests

$615,630

Registration fees

61,740

Fundraising benefits

54,162

Trust fund income

53,320

Miscellaneous income

7,042

Investment income

1,526

Direct fundraising costs

(2,736)

Total Income

$790,684

Program Expenses  

Program services

$578,625
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

578,625
29,605
60,497

$668,727

$121,957




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $1,263,344
Ending net assets 1,385,301
Total liabilities 108,261

Total assets

$1,493,562






 

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