Geneva Camp and Retreat Center

The information on this page was last updated 2/3/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


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: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 381417381

CEO/President: Kevin VanderKlok

Chairman: Kim Slager

Board size: 15

Founder: Reformed Church pastors and leaders

Ruling year: 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

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating482 of 110222 of 36
Fund acquisition rating193 of 11039 of 37
Resource allocation rating439 of 110318 of 37
Asset utilization rating903 of 110231 of 36

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%11%11%11%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%2%4%3%4%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
36%60%40%31%34%32%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%4%4%3%4%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
64%40%60%69%66%68%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%86%86%87%86%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%54%120%99%94%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
72%46%104%86%82%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%46%-20%1%6%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%13%-3%0%1%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%11%10%9%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.350.150.160.190.190.19
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.703.6811.2811.9312.5712.60
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.480.561.862.272.422.41
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.5412.8511.5618.9621.4352.76
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.080.090.050.050.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.9019.935.915.014.724.89
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%2%4%1%2%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%2%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
221%646%586%520%510%517%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222020201920182017
Cash$1,288,350$108,073$40,220$113,840$41,145
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,625,335$82,738$115,985$148,963$142,499
Short-term investments$3,619,970$1,342,172$1,294,421$1,115,965$1,175,091
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,533,655$1,532,983$1,450,626$1,378,768$1,358,735
Long-term investments$1,690,265$1,023,193$1,031,726$694,445$276,237
Fixed assets$15,806,092$14,743,350$14,828,756$15,259,540$15,491,549
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$17,496,357$15,766,543$15,860,482$15,953,985$15,767,786
Total assets$24,030,012$17,299,526$17,311,108$17,332,753$17,126,521
 
Liabilities20222020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$508,579$50,137$76,516$64,328$25,753
Other current liabilities$0$82,502$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$508,579$132,639$76,516$64,328$25,753
Debt$0$400,000$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$84,560$88,858$110,493$224,701$199,850
Total long-term liabilities$84,560$488,858$110,493$224,701$199,850
Total liabilities$593,139$621,497$187,009$289,029$225,603
 
Net assets20222020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$17,814,428$16,070,185$16,424,000$16,550,211$16,422,884
With donor restrictions$5,622,445$607,844$700,099$493,513$478,034
Net assets$23,436,873$16,678,029$17,124,099$17,043,724$16,900,918
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222020201920182017
Total contributions$4,057,950$957,492$1,025,786$1,219,011$1,050,392
Program service revenue$2,215,990$1,186,581$2,205,794$2,223,216$2,178,827
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$184,711$31,247$94,340$52,709$60,585
Other revenue$259,909$191,795$10,488$40,639$31,846
Total other revenue$2,660,610$1,409,623$2,310,622$2,316,564$2,271,258
Total revenue$6,718,560$2,367,115$3,336,408$3,535,575$3,321,650
 
Expenses20222020201920182017
Program services$3,112,846$2,460,715$2,873,298$2,889,615$2,804,675
Management and general$387,435$280,682$307,628$311,546$298,490
Fundraising$128,004$103,594$109,048$139,676$168,361
Total expenses$3,628,285$2,844,991$3,289,974$3,340,837$3,271,526
 
Change in net assets20222020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$3,090,275($477,876)$46,434$194,738$50,124
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,090,275($477,876)$46,434$194,738$50,124

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kevin VanderklokExecutive Di$142,715

Compensation data as of: 10/31/2022


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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.

For a timeline, visit: https://campgeneva.org/about-us/


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