In 1965, the ACA National Board of Directors established a means of paying tribute to those who make an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of the camp movement in the United States and who have played an important role in creating today’s association. In 1991 the board updated all award criteria. Six recognition awards are currently presented at our national conference each year: the Distinguished Service Award, the Hedley S. Dimock Award, The Jack Weiner Award (approved in 2002), the Honor Award, the Service Award, and the Special Recognition Award. Another national award, the Eleanor Eells Award that honors outstanding programs, is also presented at that time.
- Award Nomination Criteria — Please Read 
- 2013 National Award Recipients 
- Distinguished Service 
- Hedley S. Dimock 
- Special Recognition 
- National Honor 
- National Service 
- Eleanor P. Eells 
- Jack Weiner Leadership 
- J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill and Lens 
For information about ACA Awards, contact ACA  at 765-342-8456 ext. 341.