Until 1973, Camp Kabeyun was entirely owned and operated by the camp's founder and director, John Porter. Inspired by a strong desire to assure the continuation of camp for as long as possible, John and his wife, Anna, established a foundation which would own and operate Camp Kabeyun.
The John and Anna Newton Porter Foundation is a non-profit foundation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation is incorporated in the State of New Hampshire.
The purpose of The Porter Foundation is to operate a summer camp for boys and/or girls and related programs to promote citizenship, character and leadership. An all-vounteer board of trustees, comprised of former Kabeyun campers, counselors and parents of Kabeyun campers governs The Porter Foundation.