Domokur Architects will be attending the YMCA Camp Marketing & Financial Development Symposium this November 18-20, in St. Louis, Missouri. Greg Copeland, a camp veteran of 40 years, including over 60 YMCA Associations, will present the Facilities Needs implications of the results of our YMCA Resident Camps Capital Improvement Study as a keynote speaker. He will be joined by Maggie Allen, a project planner from our Brevard, NC office.
The study, which was completed over several months earlier this year, surveyed roughly 25% of all YMCA resident camps. The survey questions addressed each camp’s current and future capital needs, as well as their current and future camp expansions and improvement projects. Additionally, the fundraising capacity of camps was examined by Lighthouse Counsel, a third-party consultant. Other parts of the study looked at individual camps’ best practices in terms of management and sustainability, as well as determining if market gaps exist nationally for the Y. In addition to conducting the web-based survey, Domokur Architects made eight site visits to select YMCA resident camps throughout the country to get a firsthand look at the camps’ conditions.
The keynote presentation will be on the 18th. On the 19th, Greg and Maggie will be leading a special interest session to present interesting trends, side facts, and findings that they experienced while conducting the study and site visits, representing a wealth of firsthand knowledge.
We are honored to be a part of such a great organization. To all our friends at YMCAs across the country, we hope to see you there!
Click here to learn more about the study.