Lake Ann Camp

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Contact information

Mailing address:
Lake Ann Camp
18400 Maple Street
Lake Ann, MI 49650


Phone: 231-275-7329

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 386095986

CEO/President: Ken Riley

Chairman: Dann Austin

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998



At the heart of our camp ministry is a desire to positively impact the lives of young people for Christ. Every fun activity campers participate in has been carefully designed with this in mind. We're excited to partner with you in developing spiritually, physically, and socially healthy children for generations to come.

Mission statement

Lake Ann Camp exists to challenge individuals in a group setting to make biblical, life-changing decisions through unique learning experiences.

Statement of faith


We believe in the one living and true God who has revealed Himself in Scripture. He is perfect in holiness, goodness, wisdom, justice, mercy and love. He alone is God, and exists eternally as a tri-unity. He is one in essence, yet at the same time, three coequal persons who act together in creation, providence and redemption. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are equally God, yet there are not three gods, but one.

The Father reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe, and He fully knows the past, present and future. He hears and answers prayer. He initiated salvation by sending His Son, and He is Father to those who by faith receive His Son as Lord and Savior. The Son became man, Jesus the Messiah, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

Being fully God and fully man, He revealed God through His sinless life, miracles and teaching. He provided salvation through His atoning death as a substitute in our place, and by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He ascended into heaven where He rules over all creation. He intercedes for all believers and dwells in them as their ever-present Lord. The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Scriptures. Through this Word, He convicts persons of their sin and awakens them to an understanding of the righteous provision of Christ. He draws them to the Savior, and bears witness to their new birth. At regeneration, the believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit indwells, seals, empowers, guides, teaches, fills, sanctifies and produces the fruit of Christlikeness in all who belong to Christ. He also gives spiritual gifts to all believers for ministry in the church. Among the spiritual gifts listed in the New Testament are several often referred to as sign gifts, the primary purpose for which was to point to the validity of God's revelation during the time the New Testament was being written. As the canon of Scripture has been completed, the Church does not look for the continued exercise of these sign gifts. The living God is worthy of all reverence and worship, and every aspect of the ministry of Lake Ann Camp must be conducted as humble service joyfully rendered to Him.

SECTION B - THE SCRIPTURES We believe the Bible is God's Word, the record of God's revelation of Himself to humanity. Scripture, in its each and every word, was given by divine inspiration. It is living, true, trustworthy, powerful, sufficient, and without error. It is the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct. Scripture is the truth by which God brings people into a saving relationship with Himself and leads them to Christian maturity. Since God has chosen to reveal Himself and His will in this way, the ministry of Lake Ann Camp must ever be one of calling individuals to living in faithful, obedient conformity with God's Word.

SECTION C - HUMANS & SIN We believe God created human persons in His own image to have fellowship with Himself and with each other and to be His caring stewards over His creation. As God's image, each human person is to embody the holy character of the Creator in a finite way, and therefore each possesses value and dignity. Satan, one of an order of spiritual beings called angels, was created by God to serve Him and do His will. However, by deliberate choice, Satan revolted and fell from his exalted position. Satan tempted Adam and Eve, and they chose to disobey God.

This sin brought death to human persons and the judgment and suffering of the curse upon all creation. Every person is now born spiritually dead, in the bondage of sin, totally depraved, and is unable to freely do the will of God. Although entirely incapable of pleasing God in any way, every human person is accountable to God for thoughts and actions. God's holy and just character cannot allow sin to remain unpunished, and the eternal judgment of hell awaits all who remain alienated from Him. Sin, therefore, is every human person's most urgent problem, and each desperately needs to be reconciled to God. Lake Ann Camp must structure its ministries in such a way that this understanding of mankind's spiritual condition and spiritual need is fully acknowledged.

SECTION D - SALVATION We believe salvation is the redemption by Christ of the whole human person from sin and death into a restored relationship with the living God. It is the application of Christ's saving work, offered as a free gift by God, and must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Saving faith will encompass knowledge, belief and trust. A person is placed in union with Christ by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

As a child of God, the believer is acquitted of all guilt and brought into a new relationship of peace. Having been renewed in the image of God, each believer lives to please the Lord in all things, and is known by the display of love toward other followers of Christ. The message of God's provision of salvation is the essence of the Gospel. The ministries of Lake Ann Camp must boldly announce this Gospel, and its promise that whoever believes in Christ, crucified and risen according to the Scriptures, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

SECTION E - THE CHURCH We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members. Christians are commanded to be baptized upon profession of faith and are to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Each church is a self-governing body under the lordship of Christ with all members sharing responsibility. The offices of pastor/elder and deacon are to be filled with men who are spiritually gifted and spiritually qualified. Scripture speaks of the ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is the partaking of the bread and of the cup by believers together as a continuing memorial of the body and blood of Christ. To partake in this meal is an act of thankful dedication to Him and serves to unite His people until He returns.

It is the position of Lake Ann Camp that the Lord has given these ordinances to the Church, and it is local churches that should conduct them. The ministries of Lake Ann Camp must always serve local churches by assisting them as an extension of their work, and respect them by not usurping those authorities and commands that belong first to them.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating614 of 111022 of 36
Fund acquisition rating690 of 111122 of 37
Resource allocation rating98 of 11115 of 37
Asset utilization rating969 of 111032 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$12,830$62,017$27,678$127,751$23,484
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,953,442$1,480,492$1,063,271$195,015$248,576
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$12,259,356$11,935,485$11,639,525$11,419,114$11,549,147
Other long-term assets$0$321,504$284,650$269,261$227,790
Total long-term assets$12,259,356$12,256,989$11,924,175$11,688,375$11,776,937
Total assets$14,212,798$13,737,481$12,987,446$11,883,390$12,025,513
Payables and accrued expenses$730,106$521,060$241,400$384,310$311,420
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$730,106$521,060$241,400$384,310$311,420
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$11,483$17,273$17,950$18,638$19,313
Total long-term liabilities$11,483$17,273$17,950$404,931$625,484
Total liabilities$741,589$538,333$259,350$789,241$936,904
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$12,921,594$12,801,473$12,054,796$10,743,302$10,785,579
With donor restrictions$549,615$397,675$673,300$350,847$303,030
Net assets$13,471,209$13,199,148$12,728,096$11,094,149$11,088,609
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$530,125$905,332$2,806,440$333,274$2,346,453
Program service revenue$3,326,179$2,567,018$820,448$2,224,417$2,196,066
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($20,943)$8,721($13,211)($4,873)($47,638)
Other revenue$10,501$42,880$195,253$34,288($20,773)
Total other revenue$3,315,737$2,618,619$1,002,490$2,253,832$2,127,655
Total revenue$3,845,862$3,523,951$3,808,930$2,587,106$4,474,108
Program services$3,234,573$2,795,327$1,823,550$2,286,309$2,138,929
Management and general$290,075$215,879$300,681$249,149$251,147
Total expenses$3,573,801$3,052,899$2,174,984$2,581,566$2,425,343
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$272,061$471,052$1,633,946$5,540$2,048,765
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$272,061$471,052$1,633,946$5,540$2,048,765


Kenneth RileyExecutive Director$73,119

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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SINCE 1948 Lake Ann Camp has 70 years of proof that summer camp works!

If the old White Pine trees on our grounds could talk, they'd have stories of joy and transformation to tell. They would tell you that at one time our facilities were tents, our staff full of volunteers. They will share that the idea of over 5,000 annual campers was only a dream. Today, we're blessed to tell you Lake Ann Camp is bigger, better, and truer to its roots than ever before. The last decade has been tough on the camping industry. But God has allowed Lake Ann to expand...both in physical size and camper numbers. Join us this summer as we embrace the next 70 years of camp with purpose.

Program accomplishments

Lake Ann Camp is honored to have received many awards, certifications, recognitions, and positive reviews in our 70 years of camp ministry. We give God all the glory for the recognition we have received!