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. 

Be Part of the Conversation

Upcoming Conversations

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

  • October 9, 2024 - Registration to come
  • December 11, 2024 - Registration to come
  • March 5, 2025 - Registration to come
  • April 9, 2025 - Registration to come

Previous Conversations 

Membership in the Faith-based Camp Professionals Group

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 the 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 to a network of peers
  • Newsletter supporting your work
  • National voice
  • Professional development on issues important to the faith-based camp community
  • Professional development in volunteer management

Faith-based Organizations with Camps

Looking for other camps just like yours? Here are some of the denominational groups that operate camps. Many of these organizations offer resources that might support your work, too.