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Craig A.

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Review for Circle Lodge-Camp Kinder Ring Of The Workmens Circle Incorporated, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

Various members of my family have been at Camp Kinder Ring over many decades. My own kids have a total of 22+ summers there. Unfortunately, the camp budget is not made available, and money taken for camp tuition is subsidizing other Workmens Circle operations according to executives I have spoken to in the past. Despite collecting several million dollars in annual revenue, and paying the camp staff almost nothing, the food and the accomodations are mediocre. The camp seems to operate the same way it did in the 1950s, unfortunately, it really is not optimal. Recently the camp experienced a power blackout. They have no back up generator - not even a very small one, to run the camp well, for example - so toilets were not working in the bunks.
Executives are extremely defensive and secretive about operations and that leads me to believe a fair amount of funds are being mis-directed.

I find it highly suspect and encourage any one to think twice about donating money.

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

Open the books up completely.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Donor