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Amici Camping Charity

150 Eglinton Ave E. Suite 204
Toronto, ON M4P 1E8
Executive Director: Judy MacGowan
Board Chair: Laura Burgar

Charitable Reg. #: 13205 7050 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - At-Risk Youth
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $60,520

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 1
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Amici Camping Charity:

Founded in 1966, Amici Camping Charity (Amici) provides funding so that kids from low-income families can go to summer camp. Amici sees camp as an opportunity for kids to make new friends, access role models, and develop leadership skills. Campers spend about 2 weeks at one of 42 partner camps, and 80% renew their funding to go to camp the next year.

In F2017, Amici sent 265 kids to camp for a total of 610 weeks. Total operating cost per kid was $4,515, a 26% increase from the F2015 cost per kid of $3,580. The change is due to significant increases in the cost of fundraising and program support.

When camps are not running, Amici Camping Charity offers Compass Leadership. Compass is a 9-month program that matches youth with Amici camp alumni. Youth and mentors meet every month for group activities, skills-based courses, and volunteer opportunities.

Results and Impact: Due to the high cost per camper and low demonstrated impact, Charity Intelligence rates Amici Camping Charity as having low impact per dollar (see grid lower right).

In 2017, Amici surveyed campers to understand the impact of camp. Of those who responded, 100% felt more independent, 95% work better in group settings, 92% felt more connected to nature, and 91% said they were better at games.

Financial Review:

Amici Camping Charity is a medium-sized charity, with $1.5m in donations and special events revenue during F2017. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 21% of donations. For every $1 donated, 70 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Amici has $1.2m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for 1.6 years.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Amici Camping Charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 19, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.2%21.4%20.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.5%26.3%16.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 158.6%130.4%169.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 984,604666,173645,490
Special events 481,323204,885182,306
Investment income 54,22063,36366,464
Total revenues 1,520,147934,421894,260
Program costs 761,060688,838613,637
Administrative costs 135,275186,680170,481
Fundraising costs 300,126228,840132,338
Cash flow from operations 323,686(169,937)(22,196)
Funding reserves 1,207,241898,5331,041,793
Note: Ci allocated professional fees, consulting, and rent to administrative costs. Expenses associated with hosting the 50th Gala are allocated to fundraising costs. 

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