Ethics, Conduct, and Compliance Resources

The Board of Directors of the American Camp Association (ACA) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics and conduct and promoting a culture of compliance and ethics through the organization. Board members have a fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of the association without regard to their personal interests. Board members exercise due diligence and good faith in carrying out their duties on behalf of the association and must refrain from taking any action that might conflict, or appear to conflict, with the interests of the American Camp Association.

The Board has committed to ethical, businesslike, and lawful conduct and adopted policies that call for unconflicted loyalty to the interests of the association, avoiding conflict of interests, and disclosure of any potential conflict of interest.

The association has also adopted Exemplary Ethical Practices for All Members of ACA and Exemplary Ethical Practices for Camp Owners, Directors, and Executives, recognizing that the camp owner, director, and executive as the primary professional persons assume the greatest responsibility for actual camp practices.

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