Photo Release Form

The American Camp Association® welcomes and appreciates photo contributions from the camp field to help illustrate and confirm the wonder and benefits of the camp experience in print and Web-based publications and in media promotions.

ACA is dedicated to ensuring that those represented in contributed photos have granted ACA permission to use the photos in its publications, promotional materials, and the outside media.

Before submitting photographs to ACA, please take an opportunity to review your camp's photo release statement. Did your organization address the use of photos by ACA or media organizations working with ACA? Photos without releases will not be considered for use in Camping Magazine, on the Web site, or in other ACA publications. This includes photos provided for historical purposes and/or for the Golden Lens contest.

We suggest that your camp includes the following language in your participant and staff photo releases:

I give permission and consent for (insert minor's name) to allow photographs to be taken during camp session activities. I further give permission and consent that any such photographs may be published and used by (insert camp's name) and the American Camp Association® and its agents, to illustrate and promote the camp experience, (insert camp's name) and its camp programs, or the American Camp Association. Signed (parent or guardian)________________

Please complete and submit the following form to ACA. This form should be submitted prior to your photo submission. The form can apply to more than one photo if you are sending multiple photos at one time.

Submit photos by mail to:
Managing Editor
American Camp Association
5000 State Rd. 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151-7902

Photos sent electronically must be JPG or TIF files of high resolution (300 dpi). Send photos to:

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