Lake Geneva Foundation

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Lake Geneva Youth Camp & Conference Center and Conference Point Center exist to provide a place set apart for campers and guests to have life-changing experiences. We operate throughout the year serving over 28,000 young people, families and adults annually, supported by a volunteer staff of over 400 dedicated individuals. Our camp programs serve individual families, and our conference centers serve church and church-affiliated ministries.

Our carefully selected and trained staff desire to give campers and guests the time of their lives in a safe, nurturing environment. It is a place surrounded by God's beautiful creation, filled with intense fun, and packed with real life experiences, challenges and relationships that draw people closer to God. Lifelong friendships are developed. New skills areas are learned. Memories that last a lifetime are made. And first and foremost, the deeds and words of Jesus Christ are taught in relevant ways that will impact lives. We strive for excellence in all we do, and endeavor to give the honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Lake Geneva Foundation
W2655 W. South St
Lake Geneva, WI 53147


Phone: (262) 248-5500

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 390922378

CEO/President: Christiaan Snedeker

Chairman: Gary Meisner

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Mission statement

The Lake Geneva Foundation operates a youth camp and conference center for the purpose of providing a place where children, young people, adults, and families can come to know about and experience the love of God through its programs and staff.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ - Holding the Scriptures as our final authority, Lake Geneva Foundation (LGYC and CPC) believes in a biblical view of sexual purity prior to marriage, faithfulness within the context of marriage, and that marriage is defined as a union between one man and one woman.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating33 of 10741 of 36
Fund acquisition rating197 of 107510 of 37
Resource allocation rating14 of 10751 of 37
Asset utilization rating153 of 10746 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$93,437$74,921$134,946$22,006$64,839
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$972,111$1,012,456$1,859,711$1,413,911$849,284
Long-term investments$313,686$219,730$260,674$353,005$349,326
Fixed assets$2,819,604$2,757,774$2,521,699$2,452,203$2,632,229
Other long-term assets$0$0$53,074$279,309$237,037
Total long-term assets$3,133,290$2,977,504$2,835,447$3,084,517$3,218,592
Total assets$4,105,401$3,989,960$4,695,158$4,498,428$4,067,876
Payables and accrued expenses$167,102$124,620$107,648$68,609$135,285
Other current liabilities$115,866$75,626$80,793$88,555$52,938
Total current liabilities$282,968$200,246$188,441$157,164$188,223
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$171,157$31,629$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$714,317$671,774$563,176$524,320$569,563
Total liabilities$997,285$872,020$751,617$681,484$757,786
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,518,739$2,528,563$2,844,627$2,800,134$2,499,051
With donor restrictions$589,377$589,377$1,098,914$1,016,810$811,039
Net assets$3,108,116$3,117,940$3,943,541$3,816,944$3,310,090
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$742,663$2,032,743$1,154,655$1,353,248$1,277,021
Program service revenue$2,171,573$2,193,614$2,164,463$2,069,998$2,049,053
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,004($7,113)$16,565$7,078$28,155
Other revenue$34,402$70,101$75,543$0$0
Total other revenue$2,229,979$2,256,602$2,256,571$2,077,076$2,077,208
Total revenue$2,972,642$4,289,345$3,411,226$3,430,324$3,354,229
Program services$2,970,572$5,022,431$3,216,948$2,851,758$2,778,177
Management and general$15,871$66,813$83,941$75,210$78,373
Total expenses$2,986,443$5,089,244$3,300,889$2,926,968$2,856,550
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($13,801)($799,899)$110,337$503,356$497,679
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($13,801)($799,899)$110,337$503,356$497,679


Ross AdamsExecutive Director - Former$104,160

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/29/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Our history is a blending of two great camp legacies. Conference Point Center opened in 1873 and has been ministering to guests for over 139 years. Lake Geneva Youth Camp opened in 1950 with the purpose of sharing God's love to children in an environment away from the distractions of city life. Lake Geneva Conference Center began serving church and church-affiliated groups soon after the camp opened. Over the years, thousands of youth, teens, families and adults have been served through the ministries of LGYC/CC and CPC. 2010 saw a formal partnership between these two ministries under the leadership of Lake Geneva Foundation; joining the camps in a unified mission, vision and purpose.

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