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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Happiness is Camping

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
08/2015
Name:
Happiness Is Camping
Address:
2169 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
Phone:
718-295-3100
Year, State Incorporated:
1980, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" To provide a cost-free, year-round program for cancer patients ages 6-15. To provide opportunities for these children to enjoy moments of laughter, joy, and happiness in a setting designed for that purpose. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Happiness is Camping meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Happiness Is Camping operates a free summer camp for kids suffering from cancer. The camp houses a fully equipped health center with 24 hour access by campers. A pediatric oncologist and two or more hematology/oncology nurses are always on staff. The center is also equipped to handle on-going care, thus enabling the camp to welcome children who require IV chemo-therapy or transfusions, children at serious risk of bleeding and infections, and children with significant physical disabilities. While at camp, activities include supervised swimming, fishing, boating, computers, ropes course, archery, arts and crafts, newspaper reporting, drama, various sports, and much more. Sibling Camp- provides the brothers and sisters of our sick campers with a specialized camp experience. Winter Program- for summer campers to reunite with each other and continue to share camp fun.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Kurt Struver, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$55,255
Chair of the Board:
Louis D'Agostino
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
n/a
Board Size:
8
Paid Staff Size:
6



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




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


direct mail appeals, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 3.9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $650,770, 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 Happiness is Camping's Audited Financial Statements - Combined for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Contributions

$612,100

Outdoor Education/Group Camping

280,672

Use of Contributed Facility

30,000

Public Support

8,670

Total Income

$931,442

Program Expenses  

Program Service

$869,438
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

869,438
25,515
130,126

$1,025,079

$(93,637)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $1,688,415
Ending net assets 1,594,776
Total liabilities 367,238

Total assets

$1,962,014






 

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