2017 National Award Recipients

ACA is honored to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2017 Awards. We greatly appreciate their continued dedication and contributions to camp and ACA. Learn more about ACA's awards.

Tom Rosenberg, President/CEO, Biography

Tom Rosenberg has a distinguished career in the camp profession and a long resume of service to ACA. He most recently served as the executive director of Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Prior to Camp Judaea, Tom spent more than two decades with Blue Star Camps in North Carolina, most of those years as a director. Tom is a past national treasurer and board member of the ACA as well as a past board president and treasurer of ACA Southeastern.

ACA's Board of Directors Biographical Information

Chair - Ross Turner is the President and CEO of Guided Discoveries, which develops and operates outdoor educational programs and summer youth camps. The Guided Discoveries family of programs include the Catalina Island Marine Institute, Catalina Sea Camp, Camp Fox YMCA Camp, Astrocamp, Astrocamp Summer Adventure, and CIMI Tall Ship Expeditions aboard the Tole Mour. Guided Discoveries has grown into an organization that serves over 45,000 children annually.

Governance

The American Camp Association (ACA) is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. ACA is a nonprofit national association, organized in the state of Indiana, and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)3 as a charitable organization. 

The association has adopted three ENDS statements, overall goals of the association:

Volunteers

The over 1,000 ACA volunteers are essential to the future success of the camp community. Thank you for the important work you do!

Board of Directors

ACA's Board of Directors Biographical Information

Executive Committee

Ross Turner, Chair (2019)  

Chicka Elloy, Treasurer (2019)

Tony Oyenarte, Vice Chair (2019)  

Tom Rosenberg, President/Chief Executive Officer (Nonvoting Member)  

Board Members

Mark Benerofe (2019)

Scott Brody (2019)

Brodrick Clarke (2020)

Leadership

The American Camp Association (ACA) is a non-profit association which has been granted the tax-exempt 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service.  ACA is accountable to the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991.  The leadership of the organization is detailed in the ACA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  Governed by a Board of Directors, the organization's Mission is advanced through a partnership with governance volunteers, staff, and grass-roots volunteers located throughout our field offices.  Learn more about our leadership below: 

Annual Report

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

Reports below are in PDF format.

2017 Annual Impact Report

Past Reports

Mission and Vision

Vision

Enriching Lives, Changing the World

Who We Are

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 11,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.