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Camp Highland

Leading others into a growing relationship with Him through high-adventure

one star

60.79

1200 Camp Highland Road Ellijay, GA 30540
tel: (678) 393-0300   Web Site
EIN: 58-2064309

CEO
Bill Chapman
Founder, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 60.79 one star
  Financial 87.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 46.00 zero star
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Camp Highland traces its early beginnings back to Lula, Georgia, 1993. As early as our first session, God made his purpose for Camp clear -- to lead others into a growing relationship with Him through high-adventure. Under the leadership of our board of directors, the path for Camp Highland's outreach began to take shape. Bill Chapman, director and founder, along with his wife Betsy and a small group of trained volunteers introduced schools, churches and businesses to the thrill of growing to know Christ through high-adventure. Our goal is to treat our guests to the thrill of a lifetime, while exposing them to teachable moments that lead them into a deeper walk with Christ. In the past seventeen years Camp Highland has been privileged to touch many lives through this exciting ministry, and this year promises to be as exciting as ever!

Camp Highland traces its early beginnings back to Lula, Georgia, 1993. As early as our first session, God made his purpose for Camp clear -- to lead others into a growing relationship with Him through high-adventure. Under the leadership of our board of directors, the path for Camp Highland's outreach began to take shape. Bill Chapman, director and founder, along with his wife Betsy and a small group of trained volunteers introduced schools, churches and businesses to the thrill of growing to know Christ through high-adventure. Our goal is to treat our guests to the thrill of a lifetime, while exposing them to teachable moments that lead them into a deeper walk with Christ. In the past seventeen years Camp Highland has been privileged to touch many lives through this exciting ministry, and this year promises to be as exciting as ever!

Financial

three stars

87.40

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

46.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Highland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Highland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Highland (GA) 60.79 one star
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (WI) 89.52 three stars
Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 93.60 four stars
Young Life (CO) 94.59 four stars
Military Community Youth Ministries (CO) 89.47 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $668,715
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $668,715
   Program Service Revenue $1,454,419
Total Primary Revenue $2,123,134
   Other Revenue $32,450
TOTAL REVENUE $2,155,584
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,787,733
   Administrative Expenses $158,912
   Fundraising Expenses $40,665
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,987,310
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $168,274
   
Net Assets $3,302,024

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
Adventure Programs $1,787,733 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2021 60.79 one star
2018-08 10/01/2019 61.20 one star
2016-12 07/01/2018 61.48 one star
2015-12 03/01/2017 61.35 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 61.44 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 54.03 zero star
2012-12 05/01/2014 54.03 zero star
2011-12 06/01/2013 64.63 one star

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

EIN 58-2064309
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A DIFFERENCE MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code P36
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 (325) Camp
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 June, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,010 5.18% William S Chapman Jr President
Other Salaries of Note
None reported -- William S. Chapman Jr. President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Highland (GA) 60.79 one star
China Outreach Ministries (PA) 85.27 three stars
DiscipleMakers (PA) 87.82 three stars
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (DC) 86.49 three stars
Interfaith Youth Core (IL) 92.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Highland
1200 Camp Highland Road
Ellijay, GA 30540
tel: (678) 393-0300
fax: (678) 393-0301
EIN: 58-2064309

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CEO

Bill Chapman
Founder, President

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