2019 National Award Recipients

December 17, 2018

ACA is honored to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2019 Awards. We greatly appreciate their continued dedication and contributions to camp and ACA. Learn more about ACA's awards.

Karla Henderson
Karla Henderson

(Rocky Mountain) 
Distinguished Service Award
Jan Peneston
Jan Peneston 
(Upstate NY)
National Honor Award
 
Maggie Braun
Maggie Braun

(Wisconsin)
National Service Award
Gay Bruner
Gay Bruner

(Heart of the South)
National Service Award
 
Anne Derber
Anne Derber

(Wisconsin)
National Service Award
Diane DiCerbo
Diane DiCerbo

(Southeastern)
National Service Award
 
Ron Hall
Ron Hall

(New England)
National Service Award
Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson

(Southeastern)
National Service Award
 
Debra Jordan
Debra Jordan

(Southeastern)
National Service Award
Mary Anne Killeen
Mary Anne Killeen

(New York & New Jersey)
National Service Award
 
Scott Brody photo
Scott Brody

(New York & New Jersey)
Special Recognition Award
Victoria Povilaitis photo
Victoria Povilaitis

(Keystone Regional)
Marge Scanlin Research Award
 
Brent Osborne
Brent Osborne

(New York & New Jersey)
Jack Weiner Award
 
Camp Isola Bella
Camp Isola Bella

(New England)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
Beyond Akeela logo
Beyond Akeela

(Wisconsin)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
 
Kostopulos Dream Foundation logo
Kostopulos Dream Foundation

(Southwest)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
R.M. Pyles Boys Camp logo
R.M. Pyles Boys Camp 

(Southern California/Hawaii)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
 
Upward Bound Camp
Upward Bound Camp 

(Oregon)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
Brave Trails logo
Brave Trails

(Southern California/Hawaii)
Eleanor P. Eells Award for Research in Practice
 
Frost Valley YMCA logo
Frost Valley YMCA

(NewYork & New Jersey)
Eleanor P. Eells Award for Research in Practice
Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network logo
Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network

(Southeastern)
Hedley S. Dimock Award
 
David Bryfman
David Bryfman

"Embracing and Empowering Gen Z"
Camping Magazine, September/October 2018
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award
Audrey Monke photo
Audrey Monke

"Teaching Your Campers the Art of Friendship"
Camping Magazine, May/June 2018
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Honorable Mention Award
 

Alexa Matinides photo
Alexa Matinides

J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Award
Photo "Polar Bears Are Awesome"
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Summer Camp
Powell, Ohio

Campers watching a polar bear swim

 

Luke Madden photo
Luke Madden

J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Honorable Mention Award
Photo "Midday in the Swiss Alps"
Overland Summers
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Campers in the Swiss Alps