Annual Giving Fund

Making a contribution to the American Camp Association’s Annual Fund safeguards the future of the camp experience for thousands of deserving children each year.

ACA Camper Scholarship Program — For Camps

The American Camp Association invites you as an ACA-Accredited® camp to take an active role in promoting unity and an appreciation of differences among your campers.

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Camp is an experience every child deserves. And there's nothing quite like watching a child’s face light up with the joy of discovering new friends, the pride of accomplishment, and the wonder that nature offers.

"What Is Past Is Prologue" — Investing in Our Future

This past spring break, Pam and I took our ten-year-old son, Daniel, to Washington, DC. Daniel is really enjoying his US history studies at school, and we knew this would be an ideal time to explore the many historical exhibits and museums our nation's capital has to offer. Daniel was particularly excited about the exhibits within the National Archives Building, and we visited them multiple times. Sculptor Robert Aitken's 1935 statue "Future" sits in front of the National Archives Building.

Giving Tuesday

Each year on #GivingTuesday, we are given a chance to model the lesson of giving for all of those who we hope to positively impact in the world.

Send a Child to Camp – Donor Information 

The American Camp Association (ACA) Send a Child to Camp Fund provides camp scholarships for ACA-accredited day and resident camps to support children who whose families may not otherwise be able to afford a camp experience. It is funded solely through donations.

Camps: Accessing Send a Child to Camp Funding

The ACA Send a Child to Camp Fund provides camp scholarships for ACA-accredited day and resident camps to support children who will benefit from the camp experience but whose families may not otherwise be able to afford camp for their children.

Thank You for Helping to Change Children's Lives

As the holiday season approaches, we at the American Camp Association (ACA) realize we have many reasons to be grateful.

In the camp world, there are so many people who make an impact, and we are thankful for all of you.

3 Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

During the holiday season, it is important for families, friends, and communities to come together to help others when and how they can. That is what Giving Tuesday — the Tuesday following Thanksgiving — is all about: Giving back to and strengthening your community.

At the American Camp Association (ACA), we strive to enrich the lives of children across the country. We believe the camp experience helps children to grow and develop self-esteem, courage, responsibility, and more.

ACA Makes It Possible

Dear Friends,

Passion provides hope, direction, and vision. One quality I admire the most in the camp community is the dedication and commitment to the children we all serve. It is what we all do, and it is our passion.

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