National Park Principles — Sign on Your Organization's Support!

Just Released for 2012 — Building Toward the 2016 Centennial Year

Your organization can show its support of the National Parks by signing on your endorsement of the new joint principles. Sign on here.

In 2012, leaders from conservation, philanthropy, recreation, tourism, education, health, and economic development gathered in Washington, DC, for America’s Summit on National Parks: Taking Action for a New Century. One of the results of that summit is a new statement of joint principles about the National Parks. The National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Hospitality Association partnered with dozens of organizations to develop National Parks for a New Century: Statement of Joint Principles. The American Camp Associaiton is pleased to sign on its support.

The 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service is fast approaching and provides the national parks community with an opportunity to draw attention to the needs and opportunities of the park system and inspire the American public to become engaged on behalf of our nearly 400 national park units and park programs ranging from Yosemite National Park to the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program.


"Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us." - Theodore Roosevelt