Youth Development

Camp Starfish Inc

  • Lancaster, MA
  • http://www.campstarfish.org

Mission Statement

Camp Starfish fosters the success and growth of children with emotional, behavioral and learning problems by providing individualized attention as part of structured, nurturing and fun group programs.

Main Programs

  1. Camp Starfish Summer Camp
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Hampshire

Camp Starfish asks that all camper families be within a 3-4 hour drive of camp during the session their child will be attending.  For most families, this means residing in New England.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Emily Golinsky

Keywords

Self-reported

camp, special needs, emotional, behavioral, kids, children, ADHD, Bipolar, residential camp, day camp, crisis intervention, at risk, youth

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EIN

04-3454511

Physical Address

12 Camp Monomonack Road

Rindge, NH 03461

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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

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

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Camp Starfish is a unique summer camp in Rindge, NH where children find success, friendship, role models and safety, sometimes for the first time.  Camp Starfish serves 120 boys and girls per year between the ages of 7 and 15.  Most of the children strufggle with emotional, learning and behavioral problems that have prevented them from succeeding in school and other social and recreational environments.

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

Camp Starfish Summer Camp

The level of support and structure afforded by the consistent and focused attention given to every one of our children at any time accounts in large measure for the outstanding successes our campers have achieved during the past ten summers.  During this time, more than 1,300 youngsters have benefited from the compassionate and caring environment that is the hallmark of Camp Starfish.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$450,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Hampshire

Camp Starfish asks that all camper families be within a 3-4 hour drive of camp during the session their child will be attending.  For most families, this means residing in New England.

Funding Needs

Scholarships for families in financial need Capital Improvements

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CAMP STARFISH INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Camp Starfish Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Emily Golinsky

BIO

Along with her degree in Health Psychology from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Emily's professional camp background includes developing and running year-round programs for Greater-Boston area youth, assistant-directing traditional day camp as well as residential camp programs for emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids in crisis, and helping families with financial need access camp opportunities at Crossroads for Kids in Duxbury, MA. Most recently before joining the Camp Starfish team, Emily was the Camp Director at Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, a free camp for financially, emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As an active member in the American Camp Association, Emily sat on the Board of Directors of the ACA, Michigan section and was involved with several different committees' work there. Emily is a Lead Standards Visitor, conducting visits to other area camps on behalf of the national camp accreditation program, and since her return to New England, she has been invited to join the Program Committee, which works to coordinate the annual ACA New England Conference.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ned Rimer

Chronic Care Community Corps

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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