Sharing your good fortune with the American Camp Association through a planned gift means playing an enormous role in changing the lives of countless children for the better and perpetuating the joy the camp experience offers for generations. The most common forms of planned giving include:

Naming ACA as the Beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy

You can leave a lasting legacy by naming ACA as sole or partial beneficiary of your life insurance policies. The amount of the death benefit contributed is deductible from your estate and inheritance taxes at death.

Gifting through a Life Insurance Policy — Receive an Income Tax Deduction

You may choose to make an irrevocable assignment of your life insurance policy to ACA, entitling you to an immediate income tax deduction for either the policy's fair market value or the net premiums paid, whichever is less. Contributions to pay subsequent premiums will result in additional income tax deductions.

Naming ACA as a Beneficiary in your Will or Living Trust

You can choose to assign a trustee to oversee transfer of funds from your estate to ACA upon your death. This ensures transfer is made according to your wishes.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

You can honor a loved one or a camp special to you through a donation in their name to ACA. Memorial and Tribute gifts support the ACA's mission. Memorial and Legacy gifts of less than $10,000 go to the Kruger Endowment fund of the American Camping Foundation.

For more information on how you can help change a child's life, contact Marna Redding, Chief Development Officer, at or 765-342-8456, ext. 529.