American Camp Association Seeks Candidates for National Board of Directors

September 4, 2020
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The National Board of the American Camp Association (ACA) is seeking candidates to fill open member‐at‐large positions for the 2021 class and beyond as skills and needs of the board align. The open positions will be filled with professionals within the camp field and with leaders beyond the field who are passionate about the mission and will add to the highly functioning, experienced group of professional leaders setting the direction of the Association.

ACA is committed to recruiting board members from diverse communities, to having board members from throughout the United States and from a broad spectrum of professions. The board is particularly interested in maintaining a diverse perspective and in involving as board members persons who are top leaders within their professional circles. The focus of board nominations is two-fold: industry leaders in the area of youth development and who represent diverse and broad backgrounds and skills; and leaders in related fields who have a commitment to the camp experience.

Board terms are three years. In-person meetings are held prior to the national conference and two additional times during the year, with conference calls four to six times during the year. Board members are expected to also serve committees or task forces and provide philanthropic leadership to the Association.

If you would like to recommend a candidate to serve on the ACA National Board, please contact boarddevelopment@ACAcamps.org, attaching a resume and any other pertinent information or complete the Board Prospect Form. Interested candidates should submit resumes no later than October 15, 2020. Please indicate if you have asked permission to submit that person’s name and include that person’s contact information.

It is anticipated that potential candidates will be vetted beginning in October 2020 and the top prospects interviewed via Zoom with recommendations for a new board member slate being presented to the current national board at their meeting during the national conference in February 2021. Elected candidates will begin their board service immediately following the national conference in February 2021.