2017 National Award Recipients

February 6, 2017

ACA is honored to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2017 Awards. We greatly appreciate their continued dedication and contributions to camp and ACA. Learn more about ACA's awards.

Posie Taylor
Posie Taylor

(New England) 
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Chris Thurber
Dr. Chris Thurber
(New England)
National Honor Award


Scott Ralls
Scott Ralls

(New York/New Jersey)
National Honor Award
Beth Johns Thomas
Beth Johns Thomas
(New England)
National Service Award


Mark Zides
Mark Zides
(New York/New Jersey)
National Service Award
Kim Aycock
Susan Yoder

(Indiana)
National Service Award


Jalisa Danhof
Jalisa Danhof
(Michigan)
Jack Weiner Award
Doug Siden
Doug Siden
(Northern California)
Special Recognition Award


​Ken Glotzer
Ken Glotzer
(New York/New Jersey)
Special Recognition Award
Ryan Gagnon
Ryan Gagnon
(Southeastern)
Marge Scanlin Research Award


​Camp for All 2U
Camp for All 2U

(Texoma)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
Camp Rising Sun
Camp Rising Sun
(Southwest)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence


ational Military Family Association
National Military Family Association

(Virginias)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
Camp Twitch and Shout
Camp Twitch and Shout
(Southeastern)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence


Camp Sea Stars North
Camp Sea Stars North

(New York/New Jersey)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
Camp Cornstarch Kids
Camp Cornstarch Kids
(Texoma)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence


Roundup River Ranch
Roundup River Ranch

(Rocky Mountain)
Eleanor P. Eells Award for Research in Practice
Sanborn Western Camps
Sanborn Western Camps

(Rocky Mountain)
Eleanor P. Eells Award for Research in Practice


​Karen Goeller, PhD.
Karen Goeller, PhD.
"Grab the Teenage Window of Opportunity"
(March/April 2016)
(Indiana)
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award
Scott Arizala
Scott Arizala
"The Kids Are All Right"

(May/June 2016)
Honorable Mention, J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award


Christina Allan
Christina Allan

J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Award
Reaching New Heights
Photo: "Reaching New Heights"; Everwood Day Camp (New England)

Jolena Tanuvasa
Jolena Tanuvasa

Honorable Mention, J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Award

Photo: "Waterfront"; Kama'aina Kids (Southern California/Hawaii)