Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Despite their prevalence throughout the United States, summer camps are rarely considered as businesses or high-functioning not-for-profit entities. This paper explores the camping industry with a focus on not-for-profit camps. It adapts typical not-for-profit efficiency metrics to camps in order to demonstrate that powerful missions are not always enough to keep not-for-profits in operation. The paper examines two members of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps which serve children with serious and life-threatening illnesses. Ultimately, this paper is a tool for donors to observe how organizational performance is a crucial factor when donating to organizations with similar mission.
Staley, Kristine N., "A Valuation of U.S. Not-For-Profit Summer Camps with a Comparison of Two Members of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps" (2010). CMC Senior Theses. 79.