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Resolutions on the Camp Clock

Deep in the woods on the other side of the lake, on a remote path known almost exclusively by our campers, rests the Manning plaque on a solid stone foundation. The honorarium was dedicated in 1924...

Directions: Youth Development Outcomes of the Camp Experience

Research done to determine the outcomes of the camp experience as expressed by parents and children.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the American Camp Association is enriching the lives of children, youth and adults through the camp experience

Annual Report

Find national and local updates; efforts to provide camp experiences to more children, youth, and adults; a message from the CEO/president; and more.

Public Policy

As an educational nonprofit association, the American Camp Association is dedicated to providing quality, reliable, and up-to-date information about the laws and regulations and other public policy...

ACA by Local Area

ACA has twenty local offices and three affiliate offices.


Learn more about ACA's leadership and governance.


ACA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, individuals who are charged with hiring the association’s chief executive and overseeing the business and affairs of the corporation.


ACA enjoys collaborative efforts with many organizations, institutions, universities, and foundations.  A sampling of current collaborative efforts appears here. For groups interested in...

Kindred Groups

ACA serves the interests of niche communities of camp professionals within the organization. These groups represent those who work in similar organizations, have similar business models, or serve...