Apple Hill Art Camps (Omak, WA)


  • Name:Emily Hale
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Apple Hill Art Camps
  • Address:PO Box 3175
    Omak, WA 98841
    United States
  • County:Okanogan

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:509-322-5119

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  • Mission:
  • Apple Hill Art Camps' mission is to provide the highest quality of instruction in a variety of arts disciplines to students of all ages regardless of their ability to pay. Apple Hill Art Camps believe every child should have an opportunity to experience their own creativity in as many ways as possible, regardless of economic means. This is accomplished through subsidized and low cost workshops and summer camps. We believe in building relationships between the many talented local artists and local children to share skills, inspiration, and build a sense of community. We bring in experienced local artists and bring up young artists to teach and share their exceptional skills while helping them learn how to be successful teachers and leaders. We work to invest in our child artists in order that they may in turn reinvest in their community through art projects and related service opportunities.

  • Overview:
  • We just celebrated our 11th summer of camps here in the Okanogan Valley. Jodi Olson started a drop in day camp in the City Park in Riverside, WA with fewer than a dozen kids. Her love of art and enthusiasm to inspire young artists fulfilled such a need a need in our community that it took off in ways she didn't expect. She first held a summer camp in Tonasket at the Community Cultural Center and it became obvious that not only kids in the north end of our county would benefit from what she was doing. She charged just $1 per day then to attend camp and the cost has never increased for children under age 11. Families from Omak started to drive up for camp and then begged Jodi to hold an Omak camp. If you knew Jodi, you'd know she couldn't say no to such an opportunity. We now hold a week long camp in both Omak and Tonasket and serve 70-100 kids ages 5-11. After a few years of these camps for younger kids, young artists starting to age out of the program and we quickly realized we needed to expand and have something for them after they turned 11. Thus, our Youth Art Camp for kids 11 years and older started in Omak. Our 5-7 year olds have 1 1/2 hours of class; 8-10 year olds get 3 1/2 hours per day; Our oldest kids attend for 5 hours per day. We now have an established program in which a child can start at age 5 and take through until graduation extremely affordable art classes in many different types of mediums and with many very skilled local artists. We build mthe depth of teaching and focus on fundamental art skills and knowledge, not crafts. Over the years we have incorporated youth instructors in to AHAC and this past year we established a structured Youth Instructor Program. The goal of this program is to raise up new art teachers who can enthusiastically and skillfully bring up the next generation of artists. We believe in giving them the mentoring they need to be good communicators, leaders, and planners. 6-10 Youth Instructors work with an adult mentor to design classes and run the camp for 5-7 year olds at both the Omak and Tonasket camps. They must choose a theme, pick a skill or project to teach, outline their class, request the necessary supplies, and then teach the kids. Our first year with this new, formal program was incredibly successful. AHAC also strongly believes in giving back to the community through volunteering. We help each year with craft projects at the annual Christmas parade in Omak, we are involved in painting community murals, and have been involved in hosting a kids activity tent at Omak's Art In The Park. Our kids also help out at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket when they need volunteers for events. Jodi is our inspiration and she has been an exceptional leader, bringing on a group of volunteers to run the camps. We have built a strong Board of Directors and just recently adding two new members to our volunteer staff. In 2014 we received our 501c3 status. We employ only local artists to teach at our camps. We are blessed in the Okanogan and Methow Valleys with an incredible array of talented artists who are willing to work with kids and enjoy passing their skills along. For many, this opportunity to work with youth has been life changing and they would tell you how it has helped them to improve their own artistic skills as well as their teaching and communication skills. We are proud of the multi-generational relationships we have helped to create in our art community and the new networks and collaborations we have had a part in. This August we suffered a significant loss in the Tunk Block Fire. All of our supplies have been stored at Jody Olson's house and when she lost her house in the fire, we also lost the inventory we have been building for the past 11 years. Based upon our initial assessment, we have lost $13,000 worth or tools and supplies. All of our reusable tools such as drawing boards, sharpeners, erasers, wood carving tools, copper working tools, paint brushes, cake decorating kits, stain glass cutting tools as well as carry over inventory, first aid kits, signage and management equipment was lost. Our current inventory is 8 rolls of duck tape, 5 sharpies, 12 glass marking pens, and a pop up tent. Our annual budget typically runs around $13,000 with about $4,000 ear marked for materials. This summer's loss after the camps has significantly set us back and we anticipate significant material costs this next year.

  • Year established:2004
  • Endowment:No


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:46-2095563

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:462095563
  • Organization Name:APPLE HILL ART CAMPS
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JODY OLSON
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 3175
  • Organization City:OMAK
  • Organization State:WA
  • Organization Zip:98841-3175
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 2014
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:A25
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 10:01:56 pm

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