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Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC)

 1211 E Dyer Road
 Santa Ana, CA 92705
[P] (714) 546-4990
[F] (714) 5460415
http://www.outdooreducationcenter.org/
[email protected]
Tanya Vu
FOUNDED: 1910
INCORPORATED: 1965
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Organization DBA Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-1727660 00001

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) is owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA).  The facility is open to all youth from the community and serves a majority of youth from schools and youth serving organizations.
 
The mission of the IROEC is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the area’s natural resources.

Mission Statement

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) is owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA).  The facility is open to all youth from the community and serves a majority of youth from schools and youth serving organizations.
 
The mission of the IROEC is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the area’s natural resources.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $10,378,683.00
Projected Revenue $10,414,805.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC)

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) is owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA).  The facility is open to all youth from the community and serves a majority of youth from schools and youth serving organizations.
 
The mission of the IROEC is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the area’s natural resources.

Background Statement

The IROEC, one of four facilities owned and operated by the Orange County Council, provides programming that meets California state standards for outdoor science curriculum and supports a range of subject areas, including science. The IROEC serves all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the area’s natural resources. In 2005, The Irvine Company donated 210 acres of undeveloped land to the Orange County Council for the development and management of a comprehensive outdoor education facility benefiting all Orange County schools and youth organizations. The programs add to the limited availability of cost effective and local outdoor science education programs that advance student capacity for lifelong learning and overall educational outcomes. The programs are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in science, history, language arts, math, arts and music and areas of the Common Core for Speaking and Listening (CCSS). We address over 60 NGSS and over 20 CCSS standards.


Impact Statement

The facility’s programs add to the limited availability of cost effective and local outdoor science education programs that advance student capacity for lifelong learning and overall educational outcomes, specifically in STEM. In 2016, 42,882 participants utilized the facility. The majority of program participants are youth from local schools and youth organizations, such as YMCA, foster care agencies, special needs serving organizations and youth from underserved areas, with less than 25% of participants being Boy Scouts. Since opening of the IROEC in 2009, over 100 schools and youth organizations received assistance for overnight residential science camp. In 2016, we served 4,384 youth in 4 - 6th grades from 51 schools in attending a three to five day residential academic science camp. We provided over $33,000 of scholarships to schools for academic science camp and a total of $185,000 of financial assistance for groups to attend outdoor education activities at the IROEC in 2016.


Needs Statement

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center serves over 40,000 participants through programs and activities. The facility needs operating and special project support as well as has a capital campaign fund that supports the construction, improvements and maintenance of the property.  The recently launched “Foundations for the Future” capital campaign focuses on capital improvements, maintenance, and expanded activities at the two other facilities. We are seeking $7 million for the campaign that includes finishing the first phase of the IROEC Capital Campaign.  Naming opportunities are available with a minimum of $10,000 donation. We also seek volunteers, in-kind donations and pro-bono services to continue our programs.
 
Opportunities for support include:
1. Campership / scholarships to support youth to attend activities such as: 
-$350 helps send a youth, age 11 -14, to IROEC's overnight residential summer camp for a week
 
2.  Capital Campaign opportunities:
-naming opportunities for donations above $10,000 at the IROEC (opportunities available for recognition at groves across property, rooms in bunkhouses and activity areas)
 
 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donors may send in their donations by mailing a check, donating online (A Place to Give website: http://aplacetogive.scouting.org/magento/councils/orange-county.html), in-kind donations (boats, cars, items for use at outdoor properties) and pledging donations by credit card. The Orange County Council supported 9,953 volunteers in 2016. Volunteer opportunities are available within each property, program as well with advisory and steering committees to provide support to programs at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center.


Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Leadership Development

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Programs


Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC)

Many studies have shown that children learn and retain more when they have the opportunity for hands-on and interactive learning experiences, like those made available through outdoor education programs. Activities at the IROEC are structured as outdoor classroom learning experiences and focus on experiential learning utilizing the strengths from Scouting’s long and effective history of youth development and leadership programs. Activities focus on leadership development, life skills, character development and outdoor science education and include a variety of activities such as archery, zip line and team building activities. Facilities and Programs: The physical structures of the IROEC provide a comprehensive environmental experience. Three activity areas, or “camps”, provide unique yet interrelated experiences – “Above the Earth” (The Aerospace and Astronomy Camp) “At Ground Level” (The Pankey Family Ranch Camp) and “Below the Earth’s Surface” (The Reuben and Mary Lou Casey Mining Camp).
Budget  $2,000,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 

In 2016, 42,882 participants utilized the facility. The majority of program participants are youth from local schools and youth organizations, such as YMCA, foster care agencies, special needs serving organizations and youth from underserved areas, with less than 25% of participants being Boy Scouts. Since opening of the IROEC in 2009, over 100 schools and youth organizations received assistance for overnight residential science camp. In 2015, we served 3,779 youth in 4 - 6th grades from 51 schools in attending a three to five day residential academic science camp. We provided 6,461 youth from 87 schools and youth organizations financial assistance to attend day and overnight programs at the IROEC.

Program Long-Term Success 

Based on the past assessments (from January to June 2014), 65 schools participated in the science program and 18 completed surveys (response rate of 28%). Of the responses, teachers provided the following feedback regarding the existing science programs:

• 100% of schools agreed or strongly agreed that the program meet expectations for educational content and objectives

• 94% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the program increased students’ interest in the environment

• 100% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that the program strongly reinforced students’ knowledge

• 94% of schools agreed or strongly agreed that the program activities were reasonable and age appropriate

• 94% of schools agreed or strongly agreed that the program pace and difficulty were appropriate

Program Success Monitored By  We keep track of success of the programs is based on the number of youth, groups, schools and nonprofit organizations who utilize our programs and their feedback. Pre/post surveys at the IROEC have recently been implemented to assess experiences, responses and satisfaction with lessons and activities.
Examples of Program Success 

The OCBSA serves about 20,000 youth, ages 6-20, in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring (a career training program). Our four outdoor facilities - NSB, Oso Lake, Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley and The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center – served about 42,000 youth. In 2016, we awarded about 700young men with the rank of Eagle Scout.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Jeff Herrmann
CEO Term Start July 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Jeff Herrmann was named the Scout Executive of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America on July 1, 2010. Most recently Herrmann led fundraising efforts for the National Boy Scouts of America Council, where he worked on the development of $300 million The Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve. Herrmann comes to Orange County with more than 18 years of implementing and completing successful fundraising efforts, maximizing growth in both youth and adult memberships and directing the development of staff. In all, he brings 29 years of professional Boy Scout responsibilities and experiences to the helm in Orange County. Prior to his work at the National Council, Herrmann served as Scout Executive for the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (2004-2009). In Denver, he increased annual operating revenue by over 28% and had more than 10,000 volunteer leaders and served more than 60,000 children annually. In Orange County, Herrmann will have more than 12,000 volunteer leaders and 30,000 youth members. In addition, Herrmann completed an $18.5 million capital campaign, the construction of a new council service center, as well the design of a $100 million endowment campaign. Herrmann also served as Scout Executive for the South Florida Council in Miami Lakes, FL (1997-2004) and Scout Executive of the Quapaw Area Council in Little Rock, AK (1992-1997). He began his career with the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, TX, in 1981 serving there for 11 years. 2000 Recipient of La Flor de Lis Cubana presented by the Cuban Exile Community for distinguished service to youth. Board of Directors and President: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Miami Chapter 1997-2004, Arkansas Chapter 1992-1997. Co-Chairman of Common Ground (Miami-Dade County think tank to promote community understanding and childrenÕs issues) 2000-2002. State Commission Member, Arkansas Department of Volunteerism 1995-1997. Selected by Arkansas Business Journal as a finalist for ÒNon-Profit Executive of the Year 1996Ó Chairman, United Way Agency Directors Forum (Little Rock, Arkansas) 1994-1995. Herrmann is an Eagle Scout (1973), Order of the Arrow -Vigil Honor and National Distinguished Service Award, a B.S.A. Young American Award winner. Herrmann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Humanics from Salem College in Salem, WV. He and his wife, Gail, have four children Bradley, Kathryn, Marisa and Emily.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Devon Dougherty Chief Development Officer --
Lori Jacklin Chief Financial Officer --
Daniel Tucker Director of Field Services --
Andrea Watson Director of Outdoor Adventures --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 49
Number of Part Time Staff 315
Number of Volunteers 9,953
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 7
Caucasian: 34
Hispanic/Latino: 7
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 22
Male: 27
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair John Hovanesian, M.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Harvard Eye Associates
Board Chair Term Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Drew Adams SA Recycling --
Terry Adams SA Recycling --
Alan Airth Airth Co --
Gary Allen Grubb & Ellis --
Robert AndersonSchoepe Fluidmaster, Inc --
Alan Arnold -- --
Tracey Atherton -- --
William Baker Baker & Baker --
Greg Beck J.D., CPA -- --
Larry Behm GoFit Foods --
Steven Bradley EIS --
David Braun Comerica Bank --
Patrick Brenden -- --
Sterling Brennan -- --
Bill Bunker -- --
Ron Draper -- --
Howard Dutra -- --
Mark Engstrom Deloitte & Touche LLP --
Robert Friedman -- --
Theo Geukens -- --
Victoria Gray -- --
Cathy Green -- --
John Hagestad -- --
Dennis Hardin -- --
Michael Harrison -- --
Pat Hartnett -- --
Dave Hirz -- --
Peter Hitch -- --
Dr John Hovanesian Harvard Eye Associates --
Pat Jackson -- --
David Janes -- --
Parker Kennedy -- --
Joe Koch -- --
Kathi Koll -- --
Ed Laird -- --
John Lerch -- --
Tom Ling -- --
Ralph Linzmeier -- --
Manuѐ Lopez -- --
John Middleton -- --
Robert J. Neal -- --
Lan Q. Nguyen Lan Quoc Nguyen & Associates --
Nicholas-Viet Nguyen -- --
John Nielsen Lenova Financial Services --
John Norment Transactif --
Bob Olson -- --
Charles Osaki RBZ, LLP --
Jim Pisz -- --
Nate Rosenberg -- --
Nathan O. Rosenberg -- --
Frank Rubino MD Physician/General Practice --
David Schmid -- --
Stephen Skahen -- --
Rand Sperry -- --
Helen Stainer Ed.D. Educational Consultant --
Michelle Steele -- --
Wayne Stelmar -- --
Sasha B. Strauss -- --
David O. Team -- --
Jon Tenney -- --
Robert Thiergartner Davis Partners --
Jeffrey Walbridge O’Melveny & Myers LLP --
Daniel Whelan PhD WW ECM Consulting Architect --
Mark Wille Wille Professional Accountancy Corp. --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 58
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 59
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $10,414,805.00
Projected Expenses $10,378,683.00
Form 990s

2015 OCBSA Form 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

Audit Documents

2015 2015 Audit

2014 OCBSA Audited Financial Statements

2013 Audited Financial Statements

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $10,693,743 $9,848,112 $10,076,938
Total Expenses $11,263,351 $10,224,573 $10,880,756

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,890,196 $2,571,613 $4,050,265
Government Contributions $98,377 $636,188 $563,160
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $98,377 $636,188 $563,160
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $450 $4,044 $9,878
Earned Revenue $5,985,364 $4,684,675 $4,079,534
Investment Income, Net of Losses $828,824 $1,312,272 $625,879
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $879,690 $634,220 $640,965
Revenue In-Kind $8,842 $3,100 $65,257
Other $2,000 $2,000 $42,000

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $9,713,875 $8,224,238 $8,656,088
Administration Expense $883,014 $1,383,147 $1,444,839
Fundraising Expense $666,462 $617,188 $779,829
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.95 0.96 0.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 80% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 17% 16% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $65,539,391 $67,271,693 $69,399,073
Current Assets $10,109,418 $10,987,616 $12,549,996
Long-Term Liabilities $14,757,369 $15,405,635 $17,515,650
Current Liabilities $333,300 $745,317 $773,411
Total Net Assets $50,448,722 $51,120,741 $51,110,012

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 30.33 14.74 16.23

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 23% 23% 25%
Endowment Value $12,000,000.00
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose On August 12, 2005, the Irvine Company transferred to the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA), title to 210 acres of land for an “outdoor educational center” benefiting all Orange County youth. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center provides opportunities for all Orange County youth to appreciate their environment, experience teamwork, learn about the cultural significance of the region, and have access to the region’s natural resources.
Campaign Goal $32,800,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates 2005 -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $30,500,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.