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What Is Camp Moves Me?
Camp Moves Me is the American Camp Association’s ambitious goal to unite all of us who understand the value of the camp experience in a nation-wide fundraising campaign to send more children to camp. All of us who work in camp, have gone to camp, have been parents of campers, or just love the camp experience are united in our support of the Camp Movement. It is this movement that has educated children in the summer months for generations, and it is this movement that has the ability to change the world. To further this crusade, we must move together. Join ACA ‘s first ever, nationwide, fundraising effort aimed at celebrating the spirit of camp while raising dollars to send more children to ACA-accredited camps across the country.
How Does It Work?
Through a partnership with athlete.com, you pledge to hike/bike/run/swim (get active!) a certain amount of miles in the month of October 2014. 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. And we will make it easy to track your progress. Athlete.com will track your activity through a downloadable phone app and it will will also track your donations.
Who Will Benefit?
Many stand to benefit from these efforts. First, children across the country will benefit. If we are to reach our 2020 Vision, we need to take strides now to make the camp experience available to all. All dollars raised will go back to ACA’s field offices and affiliates to support the camper scholarship programs in that region. Second, the cause of camp will benefit as we raise public awareness around this unique endeavor. Finally, you will benefit by getting active!
Why Should I Sign Up?
We encourage you to participate because you believe in camp and you want every child to have the opportunity to go to camp. But if that is not enough, there will be drawings for great prizes based on the level of dollars raised. Supporting camp and staying fit is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Like many of our programs at ACA, Camp Moves Me could not be accomplished without the support of our sponsors.
Our sponsors have donated both in-kind gifts and financial support to make the inaugural Camp Moves Me a success. Their participation in this event signifies that they, too, are moved by the camp experience. Not only that, but they believe in our efforts at ACA to send more children to camp.
We hope that you can support these great companies as they have supported us. To all who have come on board and fostered this event, thank you!