2022 ACA National Award Recipients Announced

January 17, 2022

The American Camp Association is proud to honor those who lead the way — in exemplary leadership, in service, and in passionate commitment to the value of the camp experience.

We are pleased to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2022 Awards. Please help us celebrate our 2022 winners at the National Conference in Portland and all year long!

Learn more about ACA's awards.

 

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Vance Gilmore
(Texoma)
Distinguished Service Award
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Kim Aycock, MST
(Southeastern)
National Honor Award
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Bill Tubbs
(Evergreen)
National Honor Award
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Simone Gamble
(New York & New Jersey)
Hedley S. Dimock Award
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Tracey Gaslin, PhD, CRNI, CPNP, FNP-BC
(Ohio)
Hedley S. Dimock Award
Photo of Shelby Elias
Shelby Elias
(Wisconsin)
Jack Weiner Leadership Award
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Bekah Carmichael
(Northern California)
National Service Award
Photo of Jason LaVesseur
Jason LeVasseur
(New England)
National Service Award
Photo of Jamie Sirkin
Jamie Sirkin
(New York & NewJersey)
National Service Award
Photo of Ron Springs
Ron Springs
(Southeastern)
National Service Award
Photo of Dan Weir
Dan Weir
(New York & New Jersey)
National Service Award
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Michelle Cummings
(Rocky Mountain)
Special Recognition Award
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Aaron Greenberg
(New York & New Jersey)
Special Recognition Award
Photo of Marisa Fink
Marisa Fink, Ed.D.

(Oregon Trail)
Special Recognition Award
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Rob Warner
(Southwest)
University of Utah
Marge Scanlin Outstanding Student Research Award
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Arizona Humane Society-Animal Ed-Ventures
(Southwest)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
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Camp for All Kids
(Illinois)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
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Camp Harbor View
(New England)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
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Camp John Marc-Camp Is More Than A Place
(Texoma)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
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Mo-Ranch Camp in the Valley
(Texoma)
Eleanor P. Eells for Program Excellence
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Camp Program Quality Initiative
Community of Practice: Evaluation Project

Eleanor P. Eells Award for Excellence in Research in Practice
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Kim Aycock, MST
"Staff Culture: Skipping a Season without Skipping a Beat"
Camping Magazine, January/February 2021
(Southeastern)
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award Co-Winner
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Jolly Corley, MS
"Staff Culture: Skipping a Season without Skipping a Beat"
Camping Magazine, January/February 2021
(New England)
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award Co-Winner
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Emily Golinsky, MS
"Enrollment: A Risky Business?"

Camping Magazine, November/December 2021
(New England)
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award Honorable Mention
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Nina Goodheart
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Award Winner
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Ghostlight Theater Camp, Maine
Camper performing in a dress rehearsal
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Anne Longman
J. Wendell and Ruth T. Howe Golden Lens Honorable Mention
Photo "Zen and the Art of Horseback Riding"
Camp Manito-wish YMCA, Wisconsin
Camper looking back at camera