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Camp Fire Minnesota

Camp Fire’s Promise: Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 1/29/2013
4829 Minnetonka Boulevard
Suite 202
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 612-235-7284
Fax: 952-378-1661
Other Names Used Camp Fire Minnesota
EIN 41-0706116
Principal Staff Marnie Wells, CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 25
Number of Volunteers 350
Number of Clients Served 1,500
Affiliations American Camp Association accredited
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Children & Families
General Information
Board Chair Boyd St. Clair
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 7
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 12.57
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Camp Fire Minnesota provided comprehensive youth development services to 1,511 youth, ages 5-18, in the Twin Cities through its club and camp programs in 2011. As a result of participating in Camp Fire programs, youth gain academic and social skills that prepare them for the future. Camp Fire youth achieved the following assets: -80% demonstrate skills to resolve conflict nonviolently -80% place a high value on helping the environment -87% demonstrate knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds -90% feel they have control over “things that happen to me” -87% have skills needed to plan ahead and make life choices -83% improve or maintain a positive attitude toward school or learning
Current Goals
Camp Fire Minnesota's 2013-2015 Strategic Plan goals include: 1) Set the standard for high quality and inclusive youth development programs. 2) Connect more youth to the power of nature at Camp Tanadoona and Camp Bluewater. 3) Prepare more youth for success in school and life through out-of-school-time programs. 4) Boldly shape and share Camp Fire Minnesota’s powerful story. 5) Increase financial resources and organizational capacity to fuel Camp Fire Minnesota’s growth.
Community or Constituency Served
Camp Fire Minnesota is an inclusive youth development organization, serving youth ages 5-18
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities Metropolitan area and Grand Rapids area
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $779,893 76.9%
Management: $142,697 14.1%
Fundraising: $91,034 9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $530,074 $559,037 $527,040
Beginning of Year $559,037 $527,040 $538,707
Difference ($28,963) $31,997 ($11,667)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $530,074
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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