Austin Sunshine Camps

2018 Annual Report

A Message from the austin sunshine camps CEO

It has been an exciting year here at Austin Sunshine Camps!  With the addition of new, rock star team members and the launch of two new programs, we feel primed and ready to accomplish our 2018-2021 strategic goals:

(1) Commit to our Core
(2) Become Financially Sustainable
(3) Serve 1,350 Campers Each Summer by 2020

In order to achieve our goals, we must remain laser focused on impact and implementation.  What are we trying to accomplish, why is it important and how are we going to accomplish it?  
For us, the answer is rooted in our culture, a word that takes on a whole new meaning in an environment as rich as camp. 

 As we move into the next 90 years, we will do so with intentionality, ultimately empowering our campers to become future role models and leaders in their communities by believing, like we do, that they S.H.I.N.E;

                                                                                         We put Safety first                             Responsibility for ourselves, our camp and each other

                                                                                         We are Honest                                    Truthfulness in all we do

                                                                                                We Include everyone                  Every person matters

                                                                                               We Never give up                         Persistence, grit and resilience

                                                                                         We are Empowered                           We can accomplish anything 

– Erica Blue, Austin Sunshine Camps CEO

A Message from the YOUNG MEN'S BUSINESS LEAGUE and austin sunshine camps President

Since founding Austin Sunshine Camps in 1928, Young Men’s Business League continued to support ASC as its sole philanthropic endeavor through volunteerism, financial contributions, and governance and I’m proud of our work this year to carry forward such an important legacy. This year YMBL members helped send 868 kids to camp by raising nearly $300,000 through our annual fundraising campaign, which leverages the power of our individual networks to support ASC’s mission. Additionally, YMBL members spent countless hours planning and producing major revenue-generating events such as the Austun Under 40 Awards, Sunshine Run, and our annual golf tournament so that we could, in turn, contribute those net proceeds to ASC. Most importantly, YMBL’s membership spent more than 1,000 hours volunteering with campers at camp events such as camper pick up, Carnival Night, and our new ice cream social. Engaging directly with our campers is one of the most impactful and rewarding opportunities we offer our membership and through these we are able to create meaningful, life-changing experiences for these deserving kids.

– Gordon B. Moore, Young Men’s Business League and Austin Sunshine Camps 2018 President

Our Impact



Summer Campers



New, Year-Round Programs

Engaged Over



Served Over


Hot Meals

Our Programs

Summer Camp Program

A five day, four night residential camp for 8-15 year olds at our 21,000 sq foot Zilker Lodge in Zilker Park or in cabins on the waterfront of Lake Travis.

Camper Ambassador Program

An invitation-only, year-round program for 10-15 year olds, comprised of day camp and weekend family camp experiences.

Counselor-in-training program

An invitation-only, year-round program for 15-18 year olds who have “graduated” from our camp programs and are ready to become leaders in their community.

For the first time in our 90 year history, parents spent the night at camp.

Here was their favorite part…

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Financial Overview


Grants and Donations

Gifts of $1,000+

Meghan Allen
AM Technical Solutions
Roger Amador
Austin Community Foundation
Austin Golden K Club of Kiwanis Intnl
Austin Rotary Club Foundation
Molly Azopardi
Tommy Azopardi
James and Julie Baker
James and Michelle Baker
Katrina Balangue
George and Nancy Bogle
Tim J. Brown
Tony Budet
Burdine Johnson Foundation
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Christopher Cole
Solomon Cole
Dale and Sandy Cooper
Creative Combinations Inc
Bethe Deal
Ashwani Dhar
Adam Dukelow

ECG Foundation
Exelon Foundation
Patrick Flanagan
Frontier Airlines
Frost Bank Charitable Foundation
FT Cares Foundation
Garrison Family Foundation
Gunn Real Estate
Michele Hahn
Franklin Hall
Bonny Hannah
Weldon Henson
David Herndon
James Hilton
Spencer and Tori Holbert
Holtzman Partners LLP
Molly and Craig Hughes
Jerome Johnson
Krishan and Vicky Joshi
Rohit Joshi
Laura Juneau
Junior League of Austin
Robert Kier

Stanley Kolodzey
Yvette Ruiz and Ken Krumhansl
David Landry
Adam Loewy
Corey Martin
Moody Foundation
New York Life Insurance
Northwest Sertoma Club of Austin
NRG Energy
Scott Nunnelly
Pacey Family Foundation
April Peters

Anne Priske
Pushnami LLC
Dick and Sara Rathgeber
Raymond James Charitable Endowment
Heather Reavey
Randy and Niki Reynolds
Patty and Joe Rotunda
Layne Rouse
Rozar Family Foundation
RWH KCL Foundation
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
SAP Software Solutions

Richard Schmidt
Robert Schnoebelen

William A. Scott
Jean Setzer
Shell Oil Company
Cindy Smith
SparkCognition, Inc
Texas Capital Bank
The Covalent Foundation
The HATC Foundation
The Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation
The Sikand Foundation, Inc
The Stahl Family Foundation
The Tuktawa Foundation
The Zebra

Topfer Family Foundation
University Federal Credit Union
Tyler Walbridge
Elizabeth Welder
Angie Weyant
William Gano Houstoun Foundation
Young Men’s Business League

YMBL Sunshine Foundation

SunShine Keepers

Max and McKenna Appling
Andy Barclay
Daniel Becka
Erica Blue
Milo and Carol Burdette
Daniel and Coleen Carl
Chris Carson
Sam Colletti
Michelle Conner
Clark Covert
Yann Curtis
Connor and Jessica Finnigan
Adam Flagg
Brian Gaston
Jim Kaighin
Weston Keenan
Casey Kelley
Ryan Kelly
David Kline
Kelly Latz
Jeffrey Light
Brian Miller

Amir Mirabi
Tim Mooney
John Neff
Adam Nyer
Robert O’Brien
Lance Parisher
Cole and Jessica Presnall
Daniel Price
Dan and Marie Price
Patty and Joe Rotunda
Kerry Smith
Ryan Starks
Ben Stratmann
Matt Streif
Kaleigh Tartaglia
Bruce and Sharon Walker
Leo Welder
Barry Wheeler
Hal Williams

Campfire Keepers

James and Michelle Baker

Clay Cowan

Dennis Donley

Kurt Lemke and Diana Dworaczyk

Ernest “Cuatro” Groos

Marc and Kristin Knight

Keith and Lisa Lyons

Chris McMillan

Tim Mooney

Tom and Erin Mravle

Will and Jane Schnier

Ryan Williams


YMBL Individual Fundraising

YMBL Members that Raised $500+

Alfonso Alarcon
Andrew Alizzi
Daniel Alvarez
Max Appling
Joseph Auer
James Baker
Peter Banta
Bryan  Baralt
Chris Beck
Daniel & Danielle Becka
Mark Benning
AJ Bingham
Stephen Borrego
Kelly Bredlow
Taylor Brown
Jase Burner
Sheldon Busch
Jace Campbell
Tucker Carr
Chris Carson
Chuck Cassidy
Ryan Coaxum
Christopher Cole
Kelly Cooper
Kyle Crawford

Blake Feste
Preston Flynn
Jake Gaddy
Kevin Gilmartin
Christopher Gonzalez
Chris Gunn
Cody Hall
Michael Harman
Jake Harnack
Will Hoffman
Spencer Holbert
Jay Horn
Navin Jagannath
Tom Jansen
Drew Johnson
Brendan Jordan
Ricky Joshi
Weston Keenan
Casey Kelley
Turner Kerr
Travis Krause
Justin Laden
Philip Lautman
Kasey Lee
Sam LeFebre

Michael Linehan
Andrew Lynch
Andrew Maher
Adam McKeivier
Chris McMillan
Adriel Meditz
Chris Miller
Shane Miller
Gordon Moore
Nick Moore
Cole Moreland
Tyler Morgan
Joseph Neder
Luke Nelson
Robert Obrien
Patrick Olson
Nick Olynyk
Eric Pampe
Chris Peddie
Barry Peterson
Benjamin Pollock
Chris Porterfield
Tyler Ray
Jake Raymond
Kyle Rhodes

Ryan Riolo
Bobby Rosales
Eli Roth
Patrick  Sims
Jerry Smith
Kyle Souders
Ryan Starks
David Starr
Stephen Stearman
Jeff Tamaru
Ross Taylor
Travis Taylor
Burwell Thompson, III
Matt Utranusorn
Tyler Walbridge
Brian Walker
Jasen Wallace
Hal Williams
Jona Williams
Michael Worthington
Nolan Woyner
Daniel Zarazua

A special thank you to the 2018 board of Directors

Gordon Moore
Daniel Becka
A.J. Bingham
AJ Meditz
Chris Miller
Dan McKinley
Yann Curtis
Casey Kelley
Kelly Cooper
Turner Kerr

Eric Pampe
Michael Harman
Jace Cambell
Travis Krause
Jake Raymond
Will Love
Jona Williams
Weston Keenan
Bobby Rosales
Ross Taylor

Patrick Sims
Sheldon Busch
Taylor Brown
Chris Gunn
Ricky Joshi
Drew Johnson
James Baker
Stephen Borrego
Chris Carson
Blake Feste

Chris McMillan
Burwell Thompson III
Ryan Starks
Jay Horn
Nolan Woyner
Hal Williams
Cole Moreland
Sam LeFebre
Tyler Ray

Austin Sunshine Camps gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of generous donors (financial and in-kind) who have supported our mission.

We are honored to have you in the ASC family.

Zilker Lodge Rentals

Company tailgates

Holiday parties

challenge course

Team building



special events

Giving Back

A big thanks to all our Zilker Lodge Rental clients and guests.

 100% of earned revenue from Zilker Lodge rentals provides a 5-day summer overnight camp experience for youth in our local communities.

You're Invited

Stakeholder Breakfast

Thank you for your support of Austin Sunshine Camps. Please RSVP and join us for our Stakeholder Update and Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday March 7, 2019.  Agenda items include:

  • Mingle & eat breakfast
  • Hear from campers
  • Update on ASC’s 2019 Strategic Goals
  • Recognition of Stakeholders:
    • Sunshine Keepers, Campfire Keepers and Donors
    • Fundraising and Corporate Partners
    • Volunteers
  • Our final 2019 stakeholder update & appreciation breakfast will be held on September 18th from 8:30a-10a.
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