Trekkers Inc

Address
41 Buttermilk Drive
Thomaston, ME 04861
Contact
Website: http://www.trekkers.org
Phone: +1 (207) 594-5095
Nonprofit
NTEE: N20 - Recreational and Sporting Camps
EIN: 01-0537500

Mission

A outdoor-based mentoring program that helps young people discover and develop their inherent strengths to promote personal growth through: long-term relationships, experiential programming, a network of community supports and trains others to do the same.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2000
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$62,246.00$83,821.00$76,207.00$71,021.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$62,246.00$63,945.00$65,063.00$59,167.00 
Number of employees1014147 
Number of people compensated >$100k0  0 
Number of volunteers290290339339 
Number of highly compensated contractors   0 
Personnel
Armitage, Tom
Title   Board Member 
Name of key/compensated person   Tom Armitage 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.75 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Bragg, John
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERPresident 
Name of key/compensated person JOHN BRAGGJOHN BRAGGJohn Bragg 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 0.800.500.69 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Burnham, Joyce
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person JOYCE BURNHAMJOYCE BURNHAM  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 1.260.50  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Carpenter, Don
Title EXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIExecutive Dir. 
Name of key/compensated person DON CARPENTERDON CARPENTERDon Carpenter 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 53.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org $63,945.00$65,063.00$59,167.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $13,712.00$5,751.00$4,927.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Carpenter, Jack
TitleFounding MemberBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated personJack CarpenterJACK CARPENTERJACK CARPENTERJack Carpenter 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org0.180.570.500.69 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  0.00 
Carter, Jennifer
Title  BOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  JENNIFER CARTER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.50  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Carter, Jenny
Title BOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated person JENNY CARTER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 5.14   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Carter, Nancy
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated person NANCY CARTERNANCY CARTERNancy Carter 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 0.600.500.44 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Erickson, Doug
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personDoug EricksonDOUG ERICKSONDOUG ERICKSON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.180.410.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Goulet, Raegan
Title   Board Member 
Name of key/compensated person   Raegan Goulet 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.25 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Hastings-Black, Sam
Title  BOARD MEMBERBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated person  SAM HASTINGS-BLACKSam Hastings-Black 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  0.500.50 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Hersom, Mike
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personMike HersomMIKE HERSOMMIKE HERSOM  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.220.410.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Higdon, Joe
TitleBoard MemberBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated personJoe HigdonJOE HIGDONJOE HIGDONJoe Higdon 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org0.320.560.500.50 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  0.00 
Hutchison, Amie
TitleExecutive DirectorEXECUTIVE DI   
Name of key/compensated personAmie HutchisonAMIE HUTCHISON   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org45.0045.00   
Reportable compensation from org$62,246.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Letourneau, Jan
TitleSecretarySECRETARYSECRETARYBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated personJan LetourneauJAN LETOURNEAUJAN LETOURNEAUJan Letourneau 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org0.320.570.500.56 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  0.00 
Magrogan, Frank
Title VICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated person FRANK MAGROGANFRANK MAGROGANFrank Magrogan 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 0.400.500.25 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Megna, Dee
TitleVice President    
Name of key/compensated personDee Megna    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.32    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Murray, MacKenzie
TitleTrekkers Student    
Name of key/compensated personMackenzie Murray    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.32    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Oelberger, Ken
TitleTreasurerTREASURERTREASURERTreasurer 
Name of key/compensated personKen OelbergerKEN OELBERGERKEN OELBERGERKen Oelberger 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.000.520.501.38 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  0.00 
Rich, Stuart
TitlePresidentPRESIDENTPRESIDENTSecretary 
Name of key/compensated personStuart RichSTUART RICHSTUART RICHStuart Rich 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.792.570.500.25 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  0.00 
Robinson, Kaleb
Title  BOARD MEMBERBoard Member 
Name of key/compensated person  KALEB ROBINSONKaleb Robinson 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  0.500.25 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Rolerson, Alyssa
TitleAlumna    
Name of key/compensated personAlyssa Rolerson    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.32    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Schooley, Larry
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personLarry SchooleyLARRY SCHOOLEYLARRY SCHOOLEY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.280.510.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Sturks, Britta
TitleTrekkers AlumnaBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personBritta SturksBRITTA STURKS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.261.70   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Willey, Ben
TitleBoard MemberBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personBen WilleyBEN WILLEY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.325.08   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Yovino, Bethany
Title   Board Member 
Name of key/compensated person   Bethany Yovino 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.75 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesA outdoor-based mentoring program that helps young people discover and develop their inherent strengths to promote personal growth through: long-term relationships, experiential programming, a network of community supports and trains others to do the same.A CROSS-CULTURAL, OUTDOOR-BASED MENTORING PROGRAM CONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CARING ADULTS THROUGH EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND ADVENTURE-BASED EDUCATION.A CROSS-CULTURAL, OUTDOOR-BASED MENTORING PROGRAM CONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CARING ADULTS THROUGH EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND ADVENTURE-BASED EDUCATION.A cross-cultural, outdoor-based mentoring program connecting young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service, and adventure-based education. 
Program service expenses, total$435,660.00$386,031.00$371,958.00$338,453.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
During FYE 8/31/17, the Organization conducted more than 20 expeditionary excursions to various locations in the continental United States, each encompassing core values of community service, cross-cultural appreciation, and adventure-based education. The expeditions have a high ratio of adult mentors to participating youth, with the goal of creating meaningful connections between students and caring adults, offering safe places for young people to be heard, trusted, respected and loved, and teaching the disipline of self-determination, active responsiblity, and other life skills. Approximately 240 youths participated in Trekkers activities during FYE 08/31/17.
Program expenses$311,781.00$386,031.00$371,958.00$338,453.00 
Grants and allocations made $27,924.00$25,386.00$30,091.00 
Program revenue$93,551.00$82,134.00$75,574.00$78,162.00 
Program descriptionDuring FYE 8/31/17, the Organization conducted more than 20 expeditionary excursions to various locations in the continental United States, each encompassing core values of community service, cross-cultural appreciation, and adventure-based education. The expeditions have a high ratio of adult mentors to participating youth, with the goal of creating meaningful connections between students and caring adults, offering safe places for young people to be heard, trusted, respected and loved, and teaching the disipline of self-determination, active responsiblity, and other life skills. Approximately 240 youths participated in Trekkers activities during FYE 08/31/17.DURING FYE 8/31/16, THE ORGANIZATION CONDUCTED MORE THAN 20 EXPEDITIONARY EXCURSIONS TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, EACH ENCOMPASSING CORE VALUES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, CROSS-CULTURAL APPRECIATION, AND ADVENTURE-BASED EDUCATION. THE EXPEDITIONS HAVE A HIGH RATIO OF ADULT MENTORS TO PARTICIPATING YOUTH, WITH THE GOAL OF CREATING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS AND CARING ADULTS, OFFERING SAFE PLACES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE HEARD, TRUSTED, RESPECTED AND LOVED, AND TEACHING THE DISCIPLINE OF SELF-DETERMINATION, ACTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AND OTHER LIFE SKILLS. APPROXIMATELY 200 YOUTHS PARTICIPATED IN TREKKERS ACTIVITIES DURING FYE 8/31/16.DURING FYE 8/31/15, THE ORGANIZATION CONDUCTED MORE THAN 20 EXPEDITIONARY EXCURSIONS TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, EACH ENCOMPASSING CORE VALUES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, CROSS-CULTURAL APPRECIATION, AND ADVENTURE-BASED EDUCATION. THE EXPEDITIONS HAVE A HIGH RATIO OF ADULT MENTORS TO PARTICIPATING YOUTH, WITH THE GOAL OF CREATING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS AND CARING ADULTS, OFFERING SAFE PLACES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE HEARD, TRUSTED, RESPECTED AND LOVED, AND TEACHING THE DISCIPLINE OF SELF-DETERMINATION, ACTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AND OTHER LIFE SKILLS. APPROXIMATELY 180 YOUTHS PARTICIPATED IN TREKKERS ACTIVITIES DURING FYE 8/31/15.During FYE 8/31/14, the Organization conducted more than ten expeditionary excursions to various locations in the continental United States, each encompassing core values of community service, cross-cultural appreciation, and adventure-based education. The expeditions have a high ratio of adult mentors to participating youth, with the goal of creating meaningful connections between students and caring adults, offering safe places for young people to be heard, trusted, respected and loved, and teaching the discipline of self-determination, active responsibility, and other life skills. Approximately 180 youths participated in Trekkers activities during FYE 8/31/14. 
Trekkers Training Institute was developed to train other communities, agencies and individuals in Trekkers Youth Programming Principles. During FYE 8/31/17, eight individuals from separate Maine based non-profit agencies spent 3 months in immersive training with the Institute.
Program expenses$123,879.00    
Grants and allocations made$280,643.00    
Program revenue$280,643.00    
Program descriptionTrekkers Training Institute was developed to train other communities, agencies and individuals in Trekkers Youth Programming Principles. During FYE 8/31/17, eight individuals from separate Maine based non-profit agencies spent 3 months in immersive training with the Institute.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$778,606.00$617,333.00$549,973.00$477,813.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$671,111.00$511,117.00$462,219.00$379,852.00$309,377.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$75,521.00$43,526.00$38,708.00$38,607.00 
Investment income, current yr$98.00$617.00$7.00$19.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$671,111.00$511,117.00$462,219.00$379,852.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$20,850.00$23,465.00$12,173.00$19,780.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00    
Program service revenue (total)$86,547.00$82,134.00$75,574.00$78,162.00$90,202.00
Gross receipts$817,908.00$670,990.00$589,546.00$538,426.00 
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$51,580.00$25,405.00$32,553.00  
Revenue from gov't grants$47,583.00$14,250.00$32,788.00$33,750.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$571,948.00$471,462.00$396,878.00$346,102.00 
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)   $0.00 
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$5,620.00  $260.00 
Net revenue from gaming (total)   $0.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$98.00$6.00$7.00$19.00 
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$15,230.00$23,415.00$12,120.00$19,080.00 
Net inventory sales (total) $50.00$53.00$440.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$688,647.00$581,301.00$568,376.00$507,617.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $435,660.00$386,031.00$371,958.00$338,453.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$79,030.00$69,875.00$60,277.00$55,431.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$173,957.00$125,395.00$136,141.00$113,733.00 
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)   $0.00 
Legal fees (total)$70.00  $0.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
General management fees (total)   $0.00 
Investment management fees (total)$320.00  $0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$224,470.00$97,376.00$100,090.00$142,232.00$160,270.00
Total assets, beginning of year$97,376.00$100,090.00$142,232.00$160,270.00 
Total liabilities$36,391.00$19,268.00$58,014.00$81,753.00$69,987.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$19,268.00$58,014.00$81,753.00$69,987.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$6,000.00  $0.00 
Loans & receivables from key persons   $1,500.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$31,059.00$35,587.00$5,442.00$51,315.00 
Temporarily restricted net assets$163,087.00$42,521.00$36,634.00$9,164.00 
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr-$6,067.00    
Net assets$188,079.00$78,108.00$42,076.00$60,479.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$78,108.00$42,076.00$60,479.00$90,283.00 
Other liabilities$2,582.00$4,611.00$22,764.00$13,021.00 
Intangible assets  $400.00$800.00 
Other assets$6,708.00 $50.00$332.00 
Investments: other securities   $0.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities   $0.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$16,251.00$35,158.00$30,793.00$35,763.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$35,158.00$30,793.00$35,763.00$79,469.00 
Investments -- program-related   $0.00 
Inventories for sale or use   $0.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$89,959.00$36,032.00-$18,403.00-$29,804.00 
Advertising (total)$13,093.00  $0.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$171,813.00$42,521.00$46,634.00$74,170.00 
Accounts receivable, net-$10,904.00$2,176.00$4,113.00$1,402.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$643.00$1,494.00$250.00$0.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$154.00$7,968.00 $2,732.00 
Deferred revenue$400.00$6,689.00$35,250.00$66,000.00 
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$33,255.00    
Total net assets or fund balances$188,079.00$78,108.00$42,076.00$60,479.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$6,068.00$2,222.00$6,315.00$8,815.00 
Payment to affiliates   $0.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members13151513 
Number of independent voting members13151513 
Relationships among key personnel TrueTrueTrue 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-09-012015-09-012014-09-012013-09-01 
Tax year end date2017-08-012016-08-012015-08-012014-08-012013-08-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified person   True 
Business transaction with family memberTrue    
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990 
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-202017-10-182016-07-082015-05-27 
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.0 
Filing identifier201831929349301008201701879349300345201640409349301374201521049349300212 
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