On July 12th, 2003, the Friends of Kern Board reviewed and approved a financial policy
for incoming donations which is meant to accomplish 2 primary goals:
- Provide a mechanism of support for camp on a current, ongoing basis
- Provide a mechanism of support for the administrative expenses of Friends of Kern
to continue its startup phase of building and maintaining the FOK network
To accomplish the first goal, two Funds were established, as follows:
FRIENDS OF KERN CAMPERSHIP FUND - now standing at
$ 9,101.05 as of 12-10-2023 after a November, 2003 distribution of $ 690.60
Currently, the Board has determined that 10% of each membership gift received on or
after July 12th, 2003 shall be designated towards the Friends of Kern Campership
Proceeds from the Fund shall be distributed yearly to YMCA Camp Kern during its
Kids to Camp campaign to help provide
the opportunity for the camp experience to campers in need of financial assistance.
100TH ANNIVERSARY DISCRETIONARY FUND - now standing at
$ 14,687.48 as of 12-10-2023
Currently, the Board has determined that 15% of each membership gift received on or
after July 12th, 2003 shall be designated towards the 100th Anniversary Discretionary
As YMCA Camp Kern approaches its 100th Anniversary, special projects or needs will be
identified by camp from time to time and presented to the Friends of Kern Board for
consideration. The Board will then present its recommendations to the membership of
Friends of Kern for approval, after which a distribution will be made to camp.
To accomplish the second goal,
BUILDING AND MAINTAINING THE FRIENDS OF KERN ALUMNI NETWORK
Currently, the Board has determined that 75% of each membership gift received
on or after July 12th, 2003 shall be designated towards offsetting present and future
administrative expenses associated with contacting Kern alumni & providing a
communication forum between Kern Alumni & between Alumni and Camp Kern.
Friends of Kern is dedicated to maintaining contact with Friends & Alumni of
YMCA Camp Kern, helping preserve Camp Ozone & Camp Kern's history, and perpetuating the
camp experience and the life's work of former Boy's Work Secretary, Carl B. Kern.