Geneva Camp and Retreat Center

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Summary

God's creative splendor exhibited through the Lake Michigan shoreline backed by a wooded canopy, and the gathering of friends combine to create the space to grow in your identity and purpose in Christ.

Throughout the year, GENEVA uses its facilities and incredible setting on Lake Michigan to provide an environment in which groups and individuals can step out of the busyness of life to refresh and reassess their priorities in life and work. Our retreat ministry is here to support the groups on site by creating a space where groups can interact, reflect, rest, have fun, and seek clarity and direction.

Life is busy. We all need a place where we can be who God created us to be.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Geneva Camp and Retreat Center
3995 Lakeshore Dr. N
Holland, MI 49424

Website: campgeneva.org

Phone: 616-399-3150

Email: geneva@campgeneva.org


Organization details

EIN: 381417381

CEO/President: Kevin VanderKlok

Chairman: Tim Hillegonds

Board size: 15

Founder: Reformed Church pastors and leaders

Year founded: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 10/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Purpose

We invite kids out of their normal environment into a place free of distractions, demands, and expectations. We surround them with counselors who love them and live out the love of Jesus in a tangible way, and we intentionally encourage a community of kindness, compassion, enthusiasm, creativity, and presence. Our program is built on opportunities for campers to have fun while feeling God's love, growing in faith, and glimpse the Christian faith in all its fullness. Since its beginning in 1948, we have created a haven where all those who come to GENEVA will feel the freedom, acceptance, and love of Jesus Christ, and be spurred on to share this indescribable love with others.


Mission statement

The mission of GENEVA is to create an environment where... the presence of God is experienced, the love of Christ is demonstrated, and a Spirit-filled life is inspired.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating634 of 91311 of 13
Fund acquisition rating503 of 91510 of 15
Resource allocation rating407 of 9156 of 15
Asset utilization rating741 of 91313 of 13

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%11%11%11%16%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%4%3%4%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
29%40%31%34%32%38%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%4%3%4%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
71%60%69%66%68%62%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%86%87%86%86%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%120%99%94%98%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%104%86%82%84%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-20%1%6%2%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-3%0%1%0%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%10%9%9%9%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.330.160.190.190.190.18
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
7.1411.2811.9312.5712.6014.30
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.171.862.272.422.412.57
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
4.3611.5618.9621.4352.7612.92
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.230.090.050.050.020.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.075.915.014.724.894.31
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%4%1%2%1%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%2%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
279%586%520%510%517%546%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$108,073$40,220$113,840$41,145$115,142
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$82,738$115,985$148,963$142,499$140,528
Short-term investments$1,342,172$1,294,421$1,115,965$1,175,091$936,191
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,532,983$1,450,626$1,378,768$1,358,735$1,191,861
Long-term investments$1,023,193$1,031,726$694,445$276,237$359,020
Fixed assets$14,743,350$14,828,756$15,259,540$15,491,549$15,487,205
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$15,766,543$15,860,482$15,953,985$15,767,786$15,846,225
Total assets$17,299,526$17,311,108$17,332,753$17,126,521$17,038,086
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$50,137$76,516$64,328$25,753$92,223
Other current liabilities$82,502$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$132,639$76,516$64,328$25,753$92,223
Debt$400,000$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$88,858$110,493$224,701$199,850$207,073
Total long-term liabilities$488,858$110,493$224,701$199,850$207,073
Total liabilities$621,497$187,009$289,029$225,603$299,296
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$16,070,185$16,424,000$16,550,211$16,422,884$16,303,015
With donor restrictions$607,844$700,099$493,513$478,034$435,775
Net assets$16,678,029$17,124,099$17,043,724$16,900,918$16,738,790
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$957,492$1,025,786$1,219,011$1,050,392$1,217,167
Program service revenue$1,186,581$2,205,794$2,223,216$2,178,827$1,937,107
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$31,247$94,340$52,709$60,585$45,179
Other revenue$191,795$10,488$40,639$31,846$29,102
Total other revenue$1,409,623$2,310,622$2,316,564$2,271,258$2,011,388
Total revenue$2,367,115$3,336,408$3,535,575$3,321,650$3,228,555
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,460,715$2,873,298$2,889,615$2,804,675$2,646,083
Management and general$280,682$307,628$311,546$298,490$258,544
Fundraising$103,594$109,048$139,676$168,361$160,423
Total expenses$2,844,991$3,289,974$3,340,837$3,271,526$3,065,050
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($477,876)$46,434$194,738$50,124$163,505
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($477,876)$46,434$194,738$50,124$163,505

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kevin VanderklokExecutive Di$124,801

Compensation data as of: 10/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/10/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Geneva began with a vision of Reformed Church pastors and leaders to provide a permanent place for youth conferences and activities. In the 1930s and 1940s, the Reformed Church held youth camps in various locations on or near Lake Michigan in rented facilities. At one time young people even "camped" at Hope College, where they stayed in the dorms, ate in the cafeteria, and rode a bus to Ottawa Beach each afternoon.


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