Through The American Camp Association, camps get the support they need to maintain best-in-class standards for health, safety and risk management. They are inspired by research and innovation while connected in a network of support that helps camp professionals to provide meaningful experiences year after year for campers of all ages. 

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.

Gifts of Stock and/or Bonds

Gifting stocks and/or bonds to ACA may actually cost you less than the same amount in a monetary gift. If the securities have appreciated and have been held by you for at least 12 months, they may be deductible in an amount up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Amounts in excess of 30 percent may be deducted on tax returns for up to five additional years. The ACA can only accept marketable securities.

Donations from an IRA

Money from an individual retirement account can be donated to charity. In addition, if you've reached the age where you need to make required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to charity. That tax break was made permanent in 2015. You just have to be sure to follow the rules carefully. Here's what you need to know.

Donor Advised Funds

Simplify your giving. A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to ACA and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

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.Strategic Plan

"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.

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.