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Through this partnership, ACA members who qualify will receive a 40% "pro-deal" discount on any footwear purchased through Chaco, and Chaco will donate a portion of your "pro-deal" purchase to ACA in support of Research, Project Real Job, and Education.  To be eligible for this pro-deal you must be an active ACA member who works at a camp (paid or volunteer staff).

Follow these steps in placing your Chaco pro-deal order:

  1. Obtain a membership number from ACA, if you do not already have one.  This can be done at  If you have never been a member of ACA before, let us know. We'll provide you with a code you can use at checkout, and you will receive your first year of ACA membership free (a $200 savings).
  2. Go to to create a new account with Chaco. 
    • Review the program guidelines and choose Accept
    • Enter your information: For user type — If your camp is a member or accredited camp, choose “ACA Summer Camp.” If your camp is not a member or accredited camp, or you are unsure, choose “Summer Camp – Non-ACA”
    • Under referred by — Please enter The American Camp Association
    • Under employment verification contact person — Please list your camp director or your camp’s hiring manager
    • Under employment verification email address — Please list the email of your camp director or your camp’s hiring manager
    • Chaco will notify applicants regarding account status via email within 15 days of the application date.

If you have questions about this program, please email ACA at

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a partnership between the ACA and Chaco mean?

Chaco is the official footwear provider to camp counselors and professionals at ACA-accredited camps across the USA.  Through this partnership, ACA members can sign up for a pro-deal to purchase Chaco footwear at a 40% discount.  Chaco will also donate a portion of ACA member purchases to ACA.

How do I take advantage of the pro-deal discount offered by Chaco?

Visit to sign up.  Use your ACA member number in the “Account Number” field to verify your membership. 

Who is eligible for the Chaco pro-deal discount?

All ACA member camp professionals (staff, counselors, directors, owners, and volunteers) may take advantage of this opportunity.  Head to

What if I am not currently an ACA member?

Through the ACA’s partnership with Chaco, we are offering a one-year free membership for those who have not been ACA members previously. You will do this by using code GO-CHACO at the ACA member checkout.

I am a camp director or owner as well as a member of ACA.  May I place bulk orders for my staff?

Bulk ordering is not available. Each staff must become a member of ACA.  If the staff has never been an ACA member they would qualify for a free one-year membership.

Chaco products may not be resold at camp stores or commissaries under any circumstance.  Users are expressly forbidden from selling, at any price, Chaco products purchased through the pro-deal program (e.g., camp store, canteen).  Those in violation will have their pro-deal status deactivated immediately.