ACA Fundraising Tool Kit

ACA, in partnership with DBD Group, provides its members free, downloadable resources to guide camp professionals in fundraising activities. 

This tool kit provides resources to build a fundraising plan for the remainder of 2020, as well as provide the foundation for fundraising into 2021. In this tool kit, you’ll learn how to rethink your case for support, strengthen your relationship with donors and create a comprehensive plan to inform, ask and thank your supporters.

Fundraising for Camps 2020 and Beyond

We know that many camps have suspended in-person operations this summer or are operating at reduced capacities and are looking to launch or increase fundraising.

Whether you've kicked off your fundraising already or are planning to in the near future, join us for a practical discussion designed for day and resident camp leaders focused on the four core components of a successful fundraising effort: 

Case, Prospects, Leadership, and a Plan 

Fundraising Package

Fundraising activities can determine the future of your organization. A strong fundraising effort can ensure there are adequate funds to support all your programs and activities; a poor performance can drain money and threaten the very survival of your organization.  This package will provide a variety of real-world strategies for successes in fundraising by successful camps and funding experts.

This package includes five courses and grants 5.25 continuing education credits through the American Camp Association.

Camp Is a Business! Featuring ACA Business Operations Courses Package

ACA’s Camp Is a Business package of courses features our best content related to running a camp.  From coping with surviving in a pandemic to business basics this package has a lot to offer camps.

The courses featured in the package include:

How to Use ACA’s Camper Scholarship Program for Camp Moves Me

For-profit camps that want their Camp Moves Me funds to be tax-deductible to donors can do so by utilizing ACA’s Camper Scholarship Program.

The Camper Scholarship Program helps ACA-accredited camps give scholarships to campers who cannot afford the entire camp fee and whose presence at camp will broaden the composition of the camp community.

To raise funds through the Camper Scholarship Program, follow these steps:

Camp Moves Me Reimagined

In its first six years, the American Camp Association’s (ACA) Camp Moves Me program raised more than $335,000 to send more than 1,300 kids to ACA-accredited camps.

As we look at the camp industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ACA has examined innovative ways to help to even more camps all year round. 

Fundraising for Nonprofit Camps in Uncertain Times

Join us for a tactical discussion for nonprofit camps focusing on: 

  • Lessons Learned from 9/11 and 2008-09 Recession 

  • Essential Conversations 

  • Fundraising for Critical Needs 

  • Communications with Donors and Alumni 


What Happens When People Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real About Fundraising!


Join this cast of real -life camp fundraisers for a revealing talk about success with fundraising. Collectively our panelists have raised millions of dollars for their organizations, so join us for an unprecedented opportunity to talk about the time, talent, and resources used to make a measurable impact on your fundraising strategy. Panelists will share real-world strategies for successes and answer questions from the participants related to grants, donations, crowdfunding, alumni, special events, and community partnerships.

How to Register to Receive Donations through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a program through which charitable organizations, including nonprofit camps, can receive donations when people shop at or through the Amazon Shopping app on iOS or Android phones when AmazonSmile is activated.

According to Amazon, they donate 0.5 percent of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.