ACA, Evergreen Awards

The American Camp Association, Evergreen Awards program recognizes excellence in programing and exemplary service provided by camps and members of Evergreen camps. The awards are given annually in the fall.

ACA, Evergreen Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2014 award recipients! The Volunteer Development and Nominations committee did an excellent job recognizing individuals and camps who make a difference in the Evergreen area.

  • Gordie Hamilton Award for Excellence in Camp Programming - Christikon
  • Service Award - Denise Mahnke
  • Newcomer Award - Margie Fiedler

If you would like to recognize someone for their excellence in the field of camping, look for nomination opportunities next fall. 

Section Service Award - This award is given to a member who has been associated with the Evergreen Section for at least 5 years and who has given outstanding service above and beyond expectations. Nomination Form

Section Newcomer Award - This award honors newer members (less than 5 years) who have been actively involved in Section activities. Nomination Form

Gordie Hamilton Award - For Excellence in Camp Programming. Criteria: Creative and imaginative planning, programming and implementation. Relevance to the needs of camper (and staff). Involvement of campers (and staff) in planning and implementation. Potential for replication and adaptability. Cooperative efforts with other organizations, agencies or camp. Activity evaluated in of attainment of stated objectives. Nomination Form.

Henderson Award - The Henderson Award is given to individuals in recognition of exceptional service to camping and the Evergreen Section of the American Camping Association. The Award was established in 1973 to honor Frank and Lucille Henderson for their many years of dedication and service to the field of camping in this area. Criteria: Contributions to camping in the Evergreen Section. Significant involvement in offices (local or national). Involvement in own agency, or in camp. Length of ACA service. "Uniqueness" of contribution over long period. Impact on camping, staff or agency. Nomination Form