As we reflect on the past year at Camp Jamison, we are grateful for the many experiences and accomplishments that have enriched our community. We believe in the transformative power of an inclusive and affordable summer camp experience, and we are excited to share some highlights from our 2023 year-end report.
A Year of Change
2023 was a pivotal year for Camp Jamison. Prioritizing our mission and values, we implemented exciting new developments that significantly enhanced the camp experience for both our campers and staff. One of the most significant updates was our partnership with Camp Reimagined, which allowed us to relocate to more aligned facilities.
The move brought a breath of fresh air to our camp community. Our new location features modern lodges, a spacious dining hall, enhanced sports fields, a waterfront area, and ample space for outdoor activities. This move has allowed us to prioritize safety and comfort, ensuring an even more memorable camping experience for all.
Improved Staff Training
Building on the success of our staff training program in 2022, we continued to strengthen our staff training week in 2023. The program focused on areas such as communication, leadership, trauma-informed interaction, and conflict resolution. This equipped our staff to meet the social and emotional needs of the children we serve. Our post-camp staff survey revealed that the training made staff more confident in their roles. The positive impact of this training extended throughout the week of camp, where our 60 campers engaged in various activities, including hiking, canoeing, swimming, games, and crafts.
The Camp Jamison Impact
At Camp Jamison, we are proud to foster a sense of belonging, promote peace-building, and ensure accessibility for all. Our campers’ feedback underscores the positive influence of our program. A staggering 97% of campers said Camp Jamison allowed them to try something new. 83% said they were proud of themselves for trying something new, and 71% said our camp helped them learn or improve their problem-solving skills. Further proof of our success is the fact that 100% of families rated Camp Jamison a 4 or a 5 for their camper’s overall experience this summer.
Nothing speaks to the impact of Camp Jamison more than the heartfelt stories from our campers’ loved ones. We’ve received numerous testimonials highlighting how our camp has helped their children build confidence, enhance social and interpersonal skills, and become happier and more outgoing. These stories reflect the transformative impact of Camp Jamison on children’s lives, and they inspire us to continue our mission.
Funding Camp Jamison
In 2023, Camp Jamison successfully secured the financial support necessary to continue our mission. Our total revenue for the year amounted to $163,158.00, a testament to our community’s collective commitment. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our donors, big and small, who made these contributions possible, helping Camp Jamison continue to flourish and provide children with lasting memories and a sense of unity.
At Camp Jamison, we take our financial responsibilities seriously. Our total operating cost for 2023 was $131,342.00, reflecting our commitment to financial transparency and responsible stewardship of resources. We strive to ensure that every child, no matter where they come from, can enjoy camp, and that’s reflected in our choices.
In conclusion, 2023 was a year of significant growth and progress at Camp Jamison. We owe our success to our dedicated Board of Directors, generous supporters, and enthusiastic campers, counselors, and their families. Thank you for being part of our Camp Jamison community, and we look forward to another great year in 2024.