Free One-Year Membership — Your Journey Starts Here

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Become one of the camp leaders of tomorrow. This is your career.

We value you as a youth development professional! You deserve the career-building opportunities offered through ACA membership.

As an ACA member, you have access to enhanced professional development resources, including:

  • Access to ACA’s Professional Development Opportunities
    ACA’s virtual learning community with online courses and webinars to help propel your work and your career along the path that you choose.
  • Free online course
    Once you join, you'll receive free access to the online course Critical Things Staff Need to Know about Bullying Prevention
  • Free Counselor Now electronic newsletter.
    During summer months you'll receive tips including what to do and what not to do to be successful at camp: songs to sing between activities, how to engage campers, and how to stay healthy.
  • Camping Magazine and The CampLine and ACA Now
    ACA’s premier publications of the industry offer expert perspectives. View digitally.
  • Discounts on books and educational events, and access to current research.
    ACA’s Bookstore has hundreds of resources on activities, leading groups, your responsibilities to camper safety, dealing with difficult campers, youth development, and more. 

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Take advantage of this opportunity for your professional development! Use the promo code Free-2015 at checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions about This Free 1-Year Membership

Coupon is good for one-year free membership. Coupon is good only for individuals who are not existing or previous ACA members. Coupon must be redeemed by the individual signing up online at and using this coupon code provided in coupon he or she received at checkout. Coupon allows individual to join in whatever membership category best fits. Individual must provide a unique e-mail address when signing up (as opposed to the camp’s email). Membership is not transferrable to another person once individual signs up. Once each individual signs up and completes the basic membership form online, he or she will receive another coupon for a free e-Institute course. This offer is valid through October 2015.