2021 Camp Rainbow Gold Annual Report

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2021 ANNUAL REPORT


Welcome to Hidden Paradise Friends of Camp Rainbow Gold, This year was a series of milestones, memories, challenges, and triumphs. After our virtual camps and programs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camp Rainbow Gold medical advisors and board of directors had one resounding focus, “We must get these kids back to camp.” Virtual camp is not a solution for kids and families like ours who are already experts in quarantining and social isolation. It was time to get creative. We met with our medical and construction teams and decided we could and should host smaller, shorter camps and get the kids back together in 2021. With our property, Hidden Paradise, secured and available, we went back to the drawing board on our master plan and rearranged priorities to hos campers as soon as possible. We had no idea what remodeling 14 buildings in the middle of a pandemic and a supply chain shortage would mean. But incredible support from our community made it possible for the kids to attend camp at our new property two years ahead of schedule. We truly feel we pulled off a miracle. And we did it because we live in Idaho, and Idahoans have exceptionally generous hearts. In July, we hosted four great camps, including two sibling camps, a youth oncology camp, and a teen oncology camp. But Hidden Paradise is nowhere near done. We need two key components to get our camps back to regular (pre-COVID) capacity, and to prepare the property to host the other nonprofits lining up to use the space. First, we need infrastructure — water, septic, power, pathways, roads — to handle existing structures and amenities planned. Second, we need a new lodge to serve as a safe gathering place and dining hall for campers, families, and other organizations. We’re confident in our vision for the camp and are looking forward to the progress planned for the next few years. With COVID-19 still a top concern in February, our annual Share Your Heart fundraiser was developed into a virtual benefit and raised funds through an online auction, sponsorships, relationships, and even Zoom meetings. We kicked off a beautiful campaign that helped build an artistic “Field of Love” to welcome campers to our new home. We are thankful to everyone who continued to Share Your Hearts during the pandemic. Your generosity also helped to extend our college scholarship program to include siblings for the first time and we awarded nearly 30 scholarships. We were also able to bring back some of our teen support groups for outside activities to keep them connected during the school year. 2021 was a year of creative thinking, trying new things but always staying focused on the needs of the families we serve. Thanks to you, all of our donors and volunteers, we were still able to bring so much love hope, love, and fun to the families we support. Thank you! Keep Shining!

Elizabeth Lizberg CEO/Executive Director

Monica Walker President, Board of Directors


2020/2021 Year in Review 2021 Camp programs welcomed: • 20 Youth Oncology Campers • 27 Teen Oncology Campers • 57 Sibling Campers All, for the very FIRST time at Hidden Paradise Camp!

College Scholarships We awarded nearly 30 full time scholarships totaling $65,000 for the 2021/2022 school year — plus, 2021 was our first first year awarding Sibling Scholarships.

Volunteers 185 volunteers donated about 11,406 hours of time.

Survivors Supporting Survivors 10 teens joined us in the Fall of 2021 as we returned to in-person activities for Survivors Supporting Survivors events, including: Paddle Boarding and Kyaking • Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch • Photography Class • Ice Skating and a Holiday Gift Exchange

Family Day Camp In lieu of a weekend retreat due to the pandemic, we hosted an outdoor Family Day Camp in June, 2021. Eight families joined us for a day of camp games, laughter, connection, commraderie, and a CRG Wishcone Ceremony.

Family Holiday Ornaments For the second year, 150 active camp families and almost 100 active volunteers recieved unique CRG holiday ornaments. These were a special Idaho shaped ornament created by an artist in Michigan facing her own niece’s pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Hidden Paradise Through the incredible work of donors, volunteers, organizations, and local businesses, we remodeled 14 buildings and made necessary upgrades to move into Hidden Paradise, two years ahead of schedule.

Financials Assets

Total current assets: $4,418,179 Total fixed assets: $2,708,797 Total other assets: $2,000 Total assets: $7,128,976

Liabilities and Equity

Total liabilities: $827,182 Total equity: $6,301,794 Total liabilities and equity: $7,128,976

Profit and Loss

Total Income: $3,065,429 Total Expenses: $1,090,524 Net Ordinary Income: $1,974,904 As of September 30, 2021


Meet the Team Board of Directors Jason Couvillion Wm. Brent Eaton Dr. Brian Goltry Chuck Graves Elizabeth Lizberg Dr. David McClusky III Dr. Nate Meeker Chris Morrison

Carlie Pedersen Jessica Shaw Levie Smith Randy S. Steed Tim Tyree Dr. Dori Tunney Will Varin Monica Walker

Camp Rainbow Gold Staff Elizabeth Lizberg, Executive Director Christl Holzl, Development Director Tracy Bryan, Program Director KC Covert, Marketing Director Lonni Leavitt-Barker, Capital Campaign Director Benton Smith, Program Manager Stacie Tornga, Volunteer Manager Amanda McGinnis, Office Manager Mari Beth Stein, Medical Coordinator

Boise Office

1120 S. Five Mile Rd. Boise, Idaho 83709 208-350-6435

Ketchum Office

160 2nd Street East Ketchum, Idaho 83340 (not a mailing address) 208-928-7820

Hidden Paradise

470 W. 500 N (not a mailing address) Fairfield, Idaho 83327 208-398-0486

www.CampRainbowGold.org info@camprainbowgold.org


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