1159 Claunch Rd
Perryville KY 40468
Contact Information
Address 1159 Claunch Rd
Perryville, KY 40468
Phone (859) 3320001
Fax 859 3320001
Contact Name Julie McAllister
Web and Social Media
Camp Fez 2018 Campers at pond
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2003
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Monetary donations can be made by mail, visiting website or by phone. Suggestions for other donations are listed on the website; possible construction material, equipment, or stock donations should be done by phone. Volunteers are always welcome, contact our Camp Director for more information on opportunities.  
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Camp Horsin’ Around supports organized groups to provide an outdoor camp adventure for children whose health is compromised or who have special needs.
Background Statement

Incorporated in 2002, Camp Horsin’ Around is driven by a dedicated board and small staff. Sitting on 191 acres on the Boyle/Mercer county line, Camp includes five cabins, a dining hall, open air pavilions, headquarters, and clinic ready to service campers every medical need ranging from band-aids to chemotherapy. Camp also has numerous activity areas (including a fishing/boating pond, rock climbing wall, in ground pool, and many more) where campers can relax and have fun finding the simple joys of childhood.

Impact Statement

Camp Horsin’ Around offers five air-conditioned cabins with the capacity to accommodate 140 campers at a time, a medical facility with exam and treatment rooms, and a full service dining facility with seating capacity of 200.  Every year since 2016 CHA has been hosting over 1200 happy campers with many different needs/health issues. Our facility and activity areas are available year round for week-long, weekend, and single day retreats with the goal of helping children from Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky become happy campers.

Needs Statement
Volunteers are always needed; whether they are assisting with fishing, helping in the kitchen, or beautifying the property, our volunteers are a vital part of helping children become happy campers.  
We also need your financial support.  Camp Horsin' Around is funded entirely through the contributions of private individuals and corporations as donors and Season Sponsors, and through local grants.  We receive no government or United Way funding.
Given our outdoor setting and ongoing projects, donations of farm equipment such as a Bobcat, mowers, trailers, golf carts or ATVs would help tremendously!
CEO/Executive Director Statement In the rolling hills of the Kentucky Bluegrass region, our camp gives organizations who serve chronically ill and special needs children a unique place to offer a camp adventure while building camaraderie with other children of shared experience. At Camp Horsin' Around, children's hardships aren't what set them apart, they're what brings them together. We're proud to support the missions of organizations who serve chronically ill and special needs children and to help all our children become happy campers!  
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Camps
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Geographic Areas Served
We serve children from Kentucky, Tennessee, southern Indiana and southern Ohio.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Camp Horsin’ Around strives to provide a camp experience specifically designed to enrich the lives of handicapped and chronically ill children by providing fully accessible facilities and an environment of inclusion, companionship, and fun.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Our strategy for long term success in serving our mission is to develop working relationships with the groups established to help the children in our target demographic. We then culture donors and sponsors that can help us supply and adapt to the growing and changing needs of these groups; thus increasing our impact as the need increases. 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Our capabilities lie strongly in two categories: our facilities and our staff. Our facilities have been built state of the art with room to grow ensuring our preparation for increased need and the maximization of fun and safety for all of our campers. Our staff combines for over four decades of camp experience and the knowledge to grow a successful support organization.  
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? Camp Horsin' Around is committed to making improvements both to the community we serve and within our organization. We are now measuring ourselves in all new ways to gauge our success and shortcomings so that we can more efficiently reach our goals. 
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? We've completed phase one of construction giving us five cabins, three buildings (including a dining hall), two pavilions, and six activity areas. We've also completed a strategic plan for ensuring the long term financial stability of our organization. Our website highlights ongoing activities and opportunities to support our mission.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Chris Hickey
Company Affiliation Lexington Medical Society
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2021
Board Members
Ms. Megan BarlowCentral BankVoting
Mrs. Phyllis CroninCommunity VolunteerVoting
Miss Claire CrouchWLEX 18 newsVoting
Mrs. Emily DorisioGreenbaum Doll McDonaldPLLCVoting
Mr. Chris HickeyLexington Medical SocietyVoting
Mr. Brian HillCMW, Inc.Voting
Dr. James B. HunterPhysician Lexington ClinicVoting
Ms. Molly HunterCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Chris MaysCNO Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation HospitalVoting
Mr. Ken MillerRetired Partner CMW Architect FirmVoting
Ms. Karen MulhollandOncology Nurse Lexington ClinicVoting
Mr. Travis MusgraveWealth Management Advisor, Merrill LynchVoting
Ms. Shirley RamseyRNVoting
Mr. L. Porter RobertsCPA, Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLCVoting
Ms. Melanie SimpsonK V OilVoting
Mrs. DeAnn StephensWLEX 18 newsVoting
Mrs. Marilyn SwinfordRetired RN, St. Joseph HospitalVoting
Ms. Jane WarnerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Brant WelchFarmers National BankVoting
Mrs. Genie WhayneCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Ms. Marilyn Swinford
Company Affiliation Retired RN
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2021
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments
Board members have been selected as to the anticipated needs of our camp. As operations of the camp increase we will be recruiting Board members who have talents and experience in those areas. 
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Julie McAllister
Term Start Apr 2016
Experience Ms. McAllister has over thirteen years of experience in Community Services and Administration including program development, grant writing, process improvement, advocacy and public speaking.
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Our campers have full handicapped-access to all the fun the outdoors provides from rock climbing, archery, swimming, boating, and fishing to hiking and climbing. 
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Swimming
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), People/Families with of People with Disabilities, Other Health/Disability
Program Short Term Success This program will help children with compromised health or special needs find the simple joys of childhood in an outdoor setting. The short-term success of this program will be measured in smiles and stories. 
Program Long term Success The long-term goal of this program is growth. There is a need throughout the region for a facility like CHA due to the raising rates of illnesses like cancer and autism. Our goal is to continually expand operations to meet the needs of the families and children affected.
Program Comments
CEO Comments Adapting our programming to a wide range of health issues and special needs is a challenge CHA is meeting. Our Camp Director has started and worked at similar camps around the world giving her the experience required to seize every opportunity to improve programming for Camp. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2019
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2017
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2018
Chamber of Commerce2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $399,082.00
Projected Expenses $361,453.00
Endowment Value $11,800.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$229,093$129,215$375,100
Investment Income, Net of Losses$187$59$167
Membership Dues------
Special Events$26,145$87,927$58,157
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$319,686$281,781$232,984
Administration Expense$67,582$41,101$61,127
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.100.951.75
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%87%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$3,124,926$3,212,931$3,257,179
Current Assets$153,486$103,160$83,558
Long-Term Liabilities$466,858$484,270$500,209
Current Liabilities$2,268$5,737$18,029
Total Net Assets$2,655,800$3,722,924$2,738,941
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose We anticipate conducting a capital campaign in the next 5 years to fund an Activity/Conference Center, Climbing and Zipline structures, replacement equipment.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments From incorporation to 2016 most fundraising has been done for construction. Now that we have finished phase one of construction our financial focus has shifted to full time operations, capital and activity improvements.
Foundation Staff Comments This organization changed from the fiscal to a calendar year effective Jan. 1, 2017 and will submit a 990 for the last six months of 2016. 
Address 1159 Claunch Rd
Perryville, KY 40468
Primary Phone 859 3320001
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie McAllister
Board Chair Mr. Chris Hickey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lexington Medical Society