ECUMENICAL CAMP ASSOCIATION -- Vanderkamp Center

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 337 Martin Rd Cleveland NY 13042 USA

Mission: Vanderkamp Center’s mission is to serve God by providing facilities and opportunities to relate to God, renew faith, and respond in service.

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EIN 16-0990313
315.675.3651

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for two weeks at Vanderkamp this summer and had an awesom experience. the staff is wam and gracious and the kids are wonderful!

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The children I met had a truly enriching and fun experience at Vanderkamp.

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Continue to support them with my time and money

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent a weekend there and there is no doubt in my mind that every person there is deeply committed to providing an atmosphere for children to grow and be loved. It's honestly hard to imagine a more sincere place where the children, who often don't get the same level of love elsewhere, are nurtured so well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My time interacting with the Camp Director and kids in the local community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money.

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at Vanderkamp over the summer. I absolutely loved my experience there. Not only were the staff incredibly kind to me, they were constantly inspiring when interacting with the children there. They seemed to deeply care about what they were doing and were making the kids smile non-stop. It was obvious that the kids were having the times of their lives and that there was incredible, positive energy surging through the place. One thing I noticed that was particularly unique was the range of ages that were interacting. Unlike in many other places throughout life, kids were given a chance to encounter and be friends with people of any age! They were not constrained to their particular grade or intelligence, like sometimes in school, and everyone could embrace each other. One example of this paying off was when a younger child had hurt his foot and an older one offered to give him a piggy back ride. Another is when a 9 year old, 11 year old, and 14 year old all became close friends in a week.. They realized their particular ages do not matter and that its the loving relationship between them that does! I would recommend attending to anyone, whether it is through working, visiting, or camping.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life, from the rewarding time I had here. Not just did I make close, valuable friendships with the staff members there, but I gained experience in dealing with kids and was just able to have an incredible, meaningful experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get even more people there to enjoy it!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

When I came here as a guest, I was greeted with warm hospitality and care. The food was great, the staff was welcoming, and the facility was very well maintained. It was the middle of the winter, but there were snow-blown paths between all the cabins and the beautiful historical buildings were a lot warmer than I thought they'd be! Highly recommended for anyone who would go as a retreat guest!

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As my relationship with Vanderkamp has grown, my opinion of it has only improved!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure more people knew about it!

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

As a camper for many summers, I formed incredible relationships both with fellow campers and staff, gained a foundation for my faith to be built on, ate great food, stayed in great lodging and had an absolute blast with all of the camp activities (hiking, swimming, canoeing, field games, sailing, campfires, you name it!). As a volunteer and staff member, I was given the incredible opportunity to facilitate all of the same experiences for my campers that I had when I was young. I led devotions, which although geared to children, challenged me in my relationship with God, too. I changed and grew with every summer I spent at Vanderkamp. It is a beautiful, life changing place with staff who seem to always be seeking to better the ministry and services that are provided.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ever-changing programs that are 100% geared toward making sure children have a great time and learn about the Lord while doing it!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have had nothing but a positive experience from my time working with and for Vanderkamp. It is a great center with lots of hope and promise for all who attend. The beauty of the property is one that cannot be matched. I love getting up to the site early just to go for a hike around the lake.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some of the best.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be the number one camp in America. It could improve facilities, upgrade the site and hire staff to be able to reach more people and spread the Gospel it holds dear.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Camp is so much fun, i love it! As soon as you drive on to camp the enviorment is so welcoming. The consulars are super nice, and i hope to be one one day. The food is amazing. I am a very picky eater, Yet i really enjoy the food at camp. Also spend time with all my friends.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that i have been able to grow from a child to an adult at camp.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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