Submission Deadline -  Friday, October 7, 2022

The following awards are presented at the Southeastern Fall Camp Conference each year:

Gay Byers Newcomer Award
Awarded for outstanding involvement in regional activities that promote the profession of camping. Nominee must have been a member of the ACA, Southeastern field office for fewer than 10 years and demonstrate high professional standards. No more than two Newcomer Awards shall be awarded in any given year. 

Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to a member of the Southeastern LCOL, past or present, for their service to the region which is outstanding and above and beyond the expectations of the volunteer position held. Nominee must have served with honor on the Southeastern LCOL and been an ACA member for 10 or more years and continually demonstrate high professional standards. No more than three Distinguished Service Awards shall be awarded in any given year.

Community Service Award
Awarded for outstanding contributions and/or support by local individuals or groups to the field of camping in a community within the Southeastern field office. Nominated individuals or organizations do not necessarily need to be members of American Camp Association. No more than two Community Service Awards shall be awarded in any given year.

Appreciation Award
Awarded for outstanding contributions outside the Southeastern field office. This could include service to multiple field offices or at the national level. Nominee should be a current ACA member who has been involved in the association for at least five years and who is making a significant contribution beyond the local level. No more than one Appreciation Award shall be awarded in any given year.

Edie Klein Award For Program Excellence
The Edie Klein Award for Program Excellence is given in recognition of existing programs of an exceptional nature occurring at a camp or retreat center in the Southeastern field office. To qualify the program must have been in operation for at least one year. Membership in the American Camp Association is not required. No more than three Program Excellence Awards shall be awarded in any given year.

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