EIN 95-3285562

Guided Discoveries

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
389
Year formed
1978
Most recent tax filings
2020-08
Description
6the agency provides educational programs for schools and individuals in island and marine ecology. Programs are provided for approx. 46,000 students annually. The agency provides educational programs for schools and individuals in island and marine e...

Program areas at Guided Discoveries

The Catalina Island Marine Institute and Catalina Sea Camp provide marine science, island ecology and ocean adventure programs for approximately 20,000 students annually. Schools and other educational groups attend for three or five days during the school year at one of three unique Catalina Island locations. Individual summer campers attend Catalina Sea Camp and participate in youth development programs, marine science, ocean adventure, and social activities. Fox Landing also hosts week long camp programs for local Southern California YMCAs.
AstroCamp Virginia and Camp Motorsport provides physical science, astronomy and adventure programs for approximately 800 students annually. Schools and other educational groups attend for up to seven days during the school year. Individual summer campers attend the AstroCamp program and participate in youth development programs, science and adventure, and social activities. Camp Motorsport is a one-of-kind automobile STEM program focused on driving and racing techniques.
AstroCamp California provides physical science, astronomy and mountain adventure programs for approximately 11,000 students annually. Schools and other educational groups attend for three or five days during the school year. Individual summer campers attend the AstroCamp Summer Adventure program and participate in youth development programs, science and mountain adventure, and social activities.

Form 990s for Guided Discoveries

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-082020-08-11990View PDF
2018-082019-07-26990View PDF
2017-082018-12-22990View PDF
2016-082017-09-13990View PDF
2015-082016-07-26990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Guided Discoveries

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$6,850
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Grants made by Guided Discoveries

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Camping AssociationTo Provide Financial Support$17,500

Financials for Guided Discoveries

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,818
Program services$8,882,465
Investment income and dividends$137,471
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$752,624
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$137,962
Miscellaneous revenues$230,155
Total revenues$10,152,495

Personnel at Guided Discoveries

NameTitleCompensation
Ross TurnerPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Co - Founder of Guided Discoveries$413,620
Kristi TurnerChief Financial Officer and Co - Founder$81,779
Paul Kupferman SummerOperations Director
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Finance
 Subscribe to viewSocial Media Director
...and 21 more key personnel

Organizations like Guided Discoveries

OrganizationLocationRevenue
United Camps Conferences and RetreatsPetaluma, CA$3,014,486
Farm and Wilderness FoundationPlymouth, VT$7,099,917
Keewaydin FoundationSalisbury, VT$6,127,473
Eli and Bessie Cohen CampsWellesley, MA$6,606,964
Soar (SOAR)Balsam, NC$5,550,686
Washington School Principal's Education FoundationOlympia, WA$3,674,980
Camp DudleyWestport, NY$7,492,520
Shalom Institute Camp and Conference CenterMalibu, CA$10,832,680
Northwest Youth CorpsEugene, OR$10,768,847
Camp Good Days and Special TimesMendon, NY$2,925,753
Camp AranzazuRockport, TX$2,902,303
Camp Judaea Camp JudaeaAtlanta, GA$3,903,727
Camp KesemLos Angeles, CA$10,928,098
Herzl Camp AssociationMinneapolis, MN$5,463,416
Florida Elks Youth CampUmatilla, FL$3,814,252
Christian Camps of PittsburghBoswell, PA$2,720,488
Adventure UnlimitedGreenwood Village, CO$7,642,106
Second Wind ProgramsBirmingham, AL$9,800,840
Camp Sonshine InternationalDayton, MD$2,704,404
Frost Valley YMCAClaryville, NY$15,399,900
Sherwood Forest CampSt Louis, MO$2,749,600
Camp Courageous of IowaMonticello, IA$10,834,664
Camp Twin Lakes (CTL)Atlanta, GA$9,079,511
Extra Special PeopleWatkinsville, GA$6,111,701
Circle Lodge and Camp Kinder Ring of the Workmen's CircleHopewell Junction, NY$4,258,508
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$10,152,495
2020
Yearly growth
-49.7%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$14,996,496
2020
Yearly growth
-25%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$23,852,386
2020
Yearly growth
-11.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
389
2020
Yearly growth
-2%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
27282 Calle Arroyo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Website URL
guideddiscoveries.org/ 
Phone
(909) 625-6194
Facebook page
guideddiscoveries 
IRS details
EIN
95-3285562
Fiscal year end
August
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1978
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
N20: Recreational and Sporting Camps
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization