Educational Institutions

GENESEE VALLEY OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER INC

  • PARKTON, MD
  • www.gvolc.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality learning experiences that provide growth and nourish the development of individuals or all ages and backgrounds.

Main Programs

  1. Team building programs
  2. Spring Break Camp
  3. Summer Camp
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Genesee Valley primarily serves the Baltimore metro area. Our goal is to help individuals function better as a cooperative group in the classroom, at the office, at home, and on the field. We have developed an adventure education program using our Challenge Course that actively addresses communication, cooperation, healthy risk-taking, leadership, persistence and creative problem solving. Our outdoor learning center is where students and adults come for a day or several to play games, engage in fun and challenging problem solving activities, and utilize the low and high ropes course elements.

ruling year

1982

Director

Self-reported

Mr. Jane LaMonica

Program Director

Self-reported

Ms. Meg Gallagher

Keywords

Self-reported

team building, camp, challenge course, ropes course

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EIN

52-1233868

 Number

7098795085

Physical Address

1717 Rayville Road

Parkton, MD 21120

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

"This was an amazing team building activity that set the foundation for a collaborative school year. I believe that much of the success that the faculty has experienced this school year, despite challenges that have occurred, has been because they trust and support one another." - Baltimore County Principal

"Thank you for helping form very special memories for our family and friends. There are other places that provide challenges and adventure, but Genesee Valley has the uniquely talented staff that transforms a physical experience to an emotional and spiritual one. Whether its been a day focused on communication and teamwork for couples, a teenager overcoming personal limitations, a 40th Birthday Party, cub scout event, or the nature-filled wonder of summer camp for our children.....you've got the right formula". - Catherine Buccheri

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Team building programs

At Genesee Valley our goal is to help individuals function better as a cooperative group in the classroom, at the office, at home, and on the field. We have developed an adventure education program using our Challenge Course that actively addresses communication, cooperation, healthy risk-taking, leadership, persistence and creative problem solving. Our outdoor learning center is where students and adults come for a day or several to play games, engage in fun and challenging problem solving activities, and utilize the low and high ropes course elements. We use the Challenge Course to discuss strategies for meeting everyday life head on. We offer participants an opportunity to grow through verbal discussions and physical challenges.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Spring Break Camp

· High Ropes Course (5th-12th grade) – Climbing Elements, Wire Bridges, Zip Lines,
Aerial Obstacle Course (activities depend on age)
· Low Ropes Course – Team-building Initiatives, Low Ropes Elements
· Boating (weather dependent)
· Arts & Crafts
· Fishing
· Group Games (Ga-Ga, Survival, Capture the Flag, etc.)
· Fort Building
· Farm Fun
· Nature Exploration

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

Program 3

Summer Camp

Genesee Valley’s Summer Day Camps offer children ages 4 to 17 the opportunity to play, explore, and challenge themselves in a beautiful outdoor setting. Campers experience our extensive ropes course, as well as participate in activities that utilize the natural aspects of our property, such as lakes, forests, trails, farmland, and fields. In small groups of 10-12, campers spend the week with a highly trained counselor and discover all the exciting outdoor activities Genesee Valley has to offer.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Genesee Valley primarily serves the Baltimore metro area. Our goal is to help individuals function better as a cooperative group in the classroom, at the office, at home, and on the field. We have developed an adventure education program using our Challenge Course that actively addresses communication, cooperation, healthy risk-taking, leadership, persistence and creative problem solving. Our outdoor learning center is where students and adults come for a day or several to play games, engage in fun and challenging problem solving activities, and utilize the low and high ropes course elements.

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Financials

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GENESEE VALLEY OUTDOOR LEARNING CTR
Fiscal year: Mar 01-Feb 29

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

GENESEE VALLEY OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER INC

Leadership

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Director

Mr. Jane LaMonica

Program Director

Ms. Meg Gallagher

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Belcher

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?