Faith-based Camps Professionals

Nurturing Spiritual Growth through the Camp and Retreat Experience

Our Mission 

The mission of the Faith-based Camp Professionals (previously Religiously Affiliated Camps or RAC) is to inspire, equip, and support faith-based camp staff to nurture spiritual growth through the camp and retreat experience.

We seek to . . .

  • Provide opportunities for and encourage interfaith communication, understanding, and support in the camp community.
  • Serve as a platform for discussion of issues facing faith-based camps and individuals affiliated with faith-based camps.
  • Support leadership development within the faith-based camp community.
  • Articulate the voice of faith-based camps on issues impacting camps.
  • Support the work and mission of ACA. 

Membership and Benefits

The Faith-based Camp Professionals is an affiliate organization of the American Camp Association (ACA) and operates within guidelines created by ACA to serve the special interest of religiously affiliated camp community. Membership in this community is open to any individual or camp that is a current member of ACA. Contact ACA's membership team for more information about joining at 765-342-8456. 

  • Connections and networking
  • National voice for religiously affiliated camps
  • Professional development on issues important to the faith-based camp community
  • Professional development in volunteer management

Be Part of the Conversation

Join us for conversations among peers. Support and be supported by others. Wednesday

  • October 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm eastern – Virtual 
  • December 8, 2021 – 3:00 pm eastern – Virtual
  • February 9, 2022 – 7:00 am pacific time – Bagel and Coffee Cafe at ACA National Conference, Portland, Oregon
  • March 16, 2022 – 3:00 pm eastern – Virtual
  • April 27, 2022 – 3:00 pm eastern – Virtual 


Religious Organizations with Camps

Looking for other camps just like yours? Here are some of the denominational groups represented in RAC.