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Health : Patient and Family Support

Camp Sunshine

A Ray of Hope for Children with Cancer

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four stars

95.00

1850 Clairmont Rd Decatur, GA 30033
tel: (404) 325-7979   Web Site
EIN: 58-1872217

Board Leadership
W. Ben Barkley
Chair

CEO
Sally Hale
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.00 four stars
  Financial 92.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of Georgia's children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support programs. Camp Sunshine provides year-round programs which allow children with cancer and their families to share similar experiences and to participate in activities that promote normal childhood development as they cope with the challenges of childhood cancer. Although Camp Sunshine began as a summer camp, programs now also include family camps, sibling camp, teen retreats, preschool and school age programs, support and educational programs for families, hospital based camp and a variety of activities throughout the year.

Founded in 1982, Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of Georgia's children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support programs. Camp Sunshine provides year-round programs which allow children with cancer and their families to share similar experiences and to participate in activities that promote normal childhood development as they cope with the challenges of childhood cancer. Although Camp Sunshine began as a summer camp, programs now also include family camps, sibling camp, teen retreats, preschool and school age programs, support and educational programs for families, hospital based camp and a variety of activities throughout the year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed a strong sense of self
396
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships
404
Number of participants who would recommend program to others
404
Number of participants engaged in programs
7,600
Number of volunteers
1,007
Number of returning volunteers
400
number of alumni volunteers
285
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.59
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Sunshine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Sunshine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Sunshine (GA) 95.00 four stars
The Painted Turtle (CA) 89.83 three stars
Camp Summit (TX) 93.48 four stars
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund (CT) 88.13 three stars
Camp Sunshine, Maine (ME) 95.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,951,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $877,912
   Related Organizations $24,788
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,854,200
   Program Service Revenue $4,410
Total Primary Revenue $2,858,610
   Other Revenue $202,949
TOTAL REVENUE $3,061,559
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,544,442
   Administrative Expenses $209,452
   Fundraising Expenses $157,211
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,911,105
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,150,454
   
Net Assets $11,370,086

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Summer Camp $545,283 35.3%
House Programs $176,762 11.4%
Family Camp $150,641 9.8%

Ratings History
Camp Sunshine has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 95.00 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.90 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 95.68 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 94.52 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 92.70 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 92.11 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 90.43 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.83 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 87.74 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.05 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 82.99 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 86.77 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 02/01/2010 87.58 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1872217
Name in IRS Master File CAMP SUNSHINE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (318) Other recreational activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,841 7.36% Sally Hale Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Sunshine (GA) 95.00 four stars
The Periwinkle Foundation (TX) 88.07 three stars
Taylor Family Foundation (CA) 91.02 four stars
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 86.84 three stars
Camp Kudzu (GA) 89.51 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Sunshine
1850 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
tel: (404) 325-7979
fax: (404) 325-7929
EIN: 58-1872217

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Board Leadership

W. Ben Barkley
Chair

CEO

Sally Hale
Executive Director

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