ACA, Oregon Trail Field Office

ACA, OREGON TRAIL is the local field office of the American Camp Association. We have 40 camps in Oregon and Southern Idaho and offer professional development, camp accreditation, and a variety of member services.

ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. Our association is committed to helping our members and all camps provide:
• Camp communities committed to a safe, nurturing environment
• Caring, competent adult role models
• Healthy, developmentally appropriate experiences
• Service to the community and the natural world
• Opportunities for leadership and personal growth
• Discovery, experiential education, and learning opportunities
• Excellence and continuous self-improvement

JOIN US! For one of the following UPCOMING EVENTS

Forest Health and Safety - Assessing your local forestry needs

Program includes a presentation by Oregon Forest Resource Institute, presented by Steve Wilent, instructor of Forestry and Natural Resources at Mt. Hood Community College and former forest service firefighter. Also hear from our own ACA member, Steve Tritz with OMSI, about their expeience with widlfire and how to be prepared - what questions to ask, who to ask, and how to partner with your neighbors. 

  • April 28th at 1:00pm 
  • Seriously Cupcakes, 29030 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville, OR 97070 
  • Lunch hosted by ACA, Oregon Trail from Ricetime 
  • Members: Bring a non-member and receive one free online course or webinar
  • New camps: Apply for membership on site and receive a $50 discount off your first year membership
  • RSVP and questions to 

Portland area - Monthly Luncheons 

  • Monday April 28th ***Special Edition Luncheon*** Professional Development and Membership Meeting - See above for more info

Idaho area - Monthly Luncheons

Beginning in March, every 2nd Tuesday through May, all camp professionals are invited to attend a relaxed meeting over good food with good company. This is a great opportunity to network with other camps, share important resources, and leave feeling rejuvenated knowing that there are others dealing with the same challenges and successes that you are.

  • April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm – Flying Pie Pizzaria (6508 Fairview Ave, Boise, 83704)
  • May 13, 2014 at 12:30pm – Buffalo Wild Wings (3223 E. Louise Dr, Meridian, 83642 – Eagle Road off I-84 just past St. Luke’s Meridian)

Spring Leadership Conference, ACA Southern California/Hawaii

  • April 1-4, 2014
  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Did you attend the Fall Education Event? Your staff qualify to join the ACA, Oregon Trail group rate! Email for more information. 
  • Learn more about the program HERE
  • Join the Oregon Trail membership for dinner Tuesday April 1st following the pool side reception - meet at the hotel entrance at 7:15pm 

Fall Education Event 

SAVE the DATE - November 5-7, 2014 - SAVE the DATE

Location: YMCA Camp Collins

Transportation: Available from PDX airport and Boise, Idaho

Sessions: Facilities and master planning, meeting dietary needs at camp, and round table opportunity 


Visit our resource page for available training opportunities in and around the Oregon Trail area. If you have a training to offer email to share.  




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