Camp Moves Me 2017

The All New Camp Moves Me!

In its first three years, The American Camp Association’s Camp Moves Me has raised more than $185,000 to send kids to ACA-accredited camps. Plenty of people joined the movement that sent more than 850 kids to camp. Now, we are taking Camp Moves Me to the next level.

Camp Moves Me is now the vehicle to send kids to YOUR ACA-accredited camp!

As an ACA-accredited camp, you now have the opportunity to use 90 cents from every dollar raised by your team on scholarships to send children to your own camp! Last year, seventeen camps helped ACA pilot-test a new model to channel money directly into individual camp scholarship programs. Of the nearly $70,000 raised in 2016 Camp Moves Me, two-thirds of that total was raised by the pilot camps. As a result of that overwhelming success, Camp Moves Me will now serve as a national fundraising opportunity for all ACA-accredited camps to grow their own camper scholarship programs!

How can your camp get involved?

Camps wishing to raise camp scholarship funds this October for their own ACA-accredited camp must first be registered with the ACA Camper Scholarship Program for Camps.  This is a one-time registration, so if your camp is already registered, you don’t have to sign up each year. 

ACA-accredited camps must participate in the ACA Camper Scholarship Program to be eligible to receive Camp Moves Me proceeds. 

Once you are registered in the Camper Scholarship Program, you just need to form your team. Your team can be any size you want. It can consist of staff, alums, even campers! Register your team on RallyUp and then promote your involvement so you can get supporters.

Take the first step now and join the movement!

Let us know you want to participate and ACA will provide you with additional marketing information to build your team and grow your support. October will be here before you know it, so take the first step now to get your ACA-accredited camp registered to participate in Camp Moves Me 2017 — your chance to send more children to YOUR ACA-accredited camp!

How Does Camp Moves Me Work?

Through our partnership with RallyUp, you pledge to hike/bike/run/swim (get active!) a certain amount of miles in the month of October 2017. Then you solicit donations from those you know will support this important cause. (For example, a donor might pledge $1 for every mile you run. If you run 10 miles in the month, then the donor will give $10. Or the donor can also pledge a flat fee amount).

On October 1, we GET ACTIVE!  Dedicate your entire month of exercise to the cause of camp. Keep track of your miles and RallyUp will track your dollars earned! 

General Sign Up

You can participate as a team or as an individual even if you are not raising money for your ACA-accredited camp. Here's how:

  • Head to the Camp Moves Me 2017 campaign page, courtesy of our partners at RallyUp. 
  • FOR PARTICIPANTS/CAMPS/TEAMS: Click the register text link. Individuals can choose to participate on their own or as part of a camp. To learn more about registering and/or creating a camp, please check out our Registration Help page
  • FOR SUPPORTERS: Click the green Donate button and search for individuals, camps, or ACA. Find the participant, click Save and then the blue down arrow. You can then select your amount per mile or make a flat fee amount donation. From there, you can choose to leave a message of support, or donate anonymously. You will not be charged until the end of Camp Moves Me 2017

Sign Up or Make a Donation!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Camp Moves Me fundraising campaign, please contact Sam Hirt at shirt@ACAcamps.org. If you have questions about the ACA Camper Scholarship Program, please contact Andrea Stearley at astearley@ACAcamps.org.

Become a Sponsors

Like many of our programs at ACA, Camp Moves Me could not be accomplished without the support of our sponsors. Last year, our sponsors donated both in-kind gifts and financial support to make the inaugural Camp Moves Me a success.  Become a 2017 Camp Moves Me Sponsor Today!

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