Centennial Plan, updates and reports

100 Years: 1927 - 2027

In our Centennial Plan, finalized in 2014, we committed to achieving several priorities by our 100th-year birthday in 2027. Since our community conversations in 2013, YOU have helped us accomplish so much. We continue to fully live into our mission and to respond to changes in the world around us, thanks to you.


Centennial Priorities Report

Progress Overview Winter 2022-2023

Empowering Our Community of Educators

  • Continued discussions on board and administrative structure, succession planning, and future growth needs
  • Reinitiated annual employee satisfaction survey
  • Salary Benchmarking study moved to final stages and initiated first phases of adjustments
  • Introduced non-gendered Kindred group
  • Anti-racism training for all staff and faculty
  • Mental Health First Aid training for all faculty and camp administration
    Implemented a human-resources recruiting, hiring, and onboarding platform to assist in building a diverse and robust staff



Sharing Our Story

  •  New promotional videos for Camp and OA
  • Initiated targeted marketing with professional consultants
  • Hosted in-person alumni gatherings
  • Created ENF Zoom Room to accommodate outside speakers and blended in person and virtual meetings
  • Continued in-person, pandemic–conscientious programming for OA and Camp

Cultivating & Celebrating Our Place

  • Sustainability Plan: revamped ENF gardening program
  • Conducted a solar study and a preliminary energy audit; upgraded all lighting to LED; began Energy Plan for ENF
  • Purchased property on Crab Creek Road, which provides two housing units and additional building sites for yearround staff and faculty
  • Began waste water construction, survey, and design for additional staff and faculty housing at Berry Patch
  • Refined Bridge curriculum at OA
  • Removed gender as a means of sorting for Camp Kindreds, while maintaining traditions of reflection, belonging, and recognition within community



Building Financial Resiliency

  • Met and exceeded fundraising goals
  • Continual study of financial capacity within context of COVID-19 pandemic and related impacts
  • Outsourced payroll functions for the organization
  • Applied for and received Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)
  • Reconfiguring ENF Financial Resiliency Plan for a post pandemic economy
Read more about ENF’s Centennial Planning Process

2014 Retreat Report

Love these updates? See what’s been going on since 2014!

Centennial Plan Progress Report 2022-23

Pre-Retreat Discovery and Planning

In 2013, ENF stakeholder discussions took place all across the country to help determine areas of focus to guide the Centennial Planning Process. Here are the summaries from each Discovery Unit.

Stakeholder Engagement Unit Summary

Environmental Patterns Discovery Unit Summary

Education and Technology Discovery Unit Summary

Demographics Discovery Unit Summary