Better Business Bureau Report for
Cradle Beach Camp, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Cradle Beach Camp, Inc.
Address: 8038 Old Lakeshore Road
  Angola, NY 14006
Phone: 716-549-6307
Web Address:
Also known as:Cradle Beach
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Fresh Air Mission

Year, State Incorporated: 1911, New York
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide education and training in a recreational setting to individuals with disadvantages or with special needs."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Cradle Beach Camp, Inc. (CBC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Cradle Beach provides services to individuals with special needs and those who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through three programs including: Summer Enrichment Camping Program which serves nearly 800 children ages 8-16 from WNY in 7-10 sessions offered throughout the summer. This inclusive program brings children with and without disabilities to our campus on the shore of Lake Erie whereby we provide recreational, socialization and educational opportunities. Project SOAR is a tutoring, mentoring, and academic support program that brings 20 Cradle Beach staff into three Buffalo Public School and serves 220 children on a daily basis. The program also includes a weekend retreat, summer field trip and summer enrichment camping opportunity for these students. Finally, the Respite Program is offered during eight spring/fall weekends and serves 160 individuals with developmental disabilities. This program gives parents and caregivers a much needed break.

For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, CBC's program expenses were:

Camp & SOAR 1,359,986
Total Program Expenses: $1,359,986
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Chief Executive : Timothy Boling, CEO

Chair of the Board: Joseph Marusak
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 165

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,634,294, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CBC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 870,789
Grants 493,025
Special events 169,691
Investment Income 122,183
Program Revenue 86,574
Facility Use 79,551
Bequests & Legacies 14,215
Health care refund 7,568
Total Income $1,843,596


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,843,596
Program expenses $1,359,986
Fund raising expenses 119,504
Administrative expenses 123,912
Total expenses $1,603,402
Income in Excess of Expenses 240,194
Beginning net assets 4,241,858
Ending net assets 4,482,052
Total liabilities 309,049
Total assets $4,791,101

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