Giving Tuesday

Each year on #GivingTuesday, we are given a chance to model the lesson of giving for all of those who we hope to positively impact in the world. This #GivingTuesday, December 1, consider a gift today to an organization that you believe in. We would be honored if you considered making that gift to the American Camp Association. With your help, ACA will envision and continue to realize a brighter future for the organized camp experience.

Annual Giving Fund

Invest in Camp, Invest in Children

Making a contribution to the American Camp Association’s Annual Fund safeguards the future of the camp experience for thousands of deserving children each year.

Through accreditation, leadership, education and promotion, the ACA endeavors to enrich the lives of children and prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

We do a great deal with the 50 percent of camp fees that come to the national office, but there is so much more that can be done and that you want to see accomplished.

Send a Child to Camp Fund

Change a Life

Just $35 will send a child to camp for one day and $500 for one week. Just one camp experience can positively change a child’s life forever.

Children are our future, and the skills learned and relationships fostered at so many camps throughout the country are often life-changing stepping stones on the road to adulthood. Children come to camp from all walks of life, eager to learn, yearning to make new friends, ready to take on new challenges and discover gifts they didn't know they had.

ACA Camper Scholarship Program for Camps

Building Bridges of Understanding

The camp experience has the unique ability to break down economic, racial, geographic, religious, ethnic and social barriers. Camp celebrates diversity and promotes understanding. And open-hearted children become open-minded adults.

The American Camp Association invites you as an ACA-Accredited® camp to take an active role in promoting unity and an appreciation of differences among your campers. The ACA Camper Scholarship Program was designed to help ACA-accredited camps do that.


Camp is an experience every child deserves. And there's nothing quite like watching a child’s face light up with the joy of discovering new friends, the pride of accomplishment, and the wonder that nature offers.

Unplugged from the constant buzz of computers, television, video games, and cell phones, children find themselves at camp — making genuine connections with other children, rediscovering the fun in physical fitness, learning their own strengths, and finding their own voices.