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American Camp Association

The American Camp Association (ACA) is a community of over 12,000 camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. ACA is the only national accrediting body for day and overnight camps. ACA online and in-person professional development opportunities are available to you to support year-round and seasonal camp staff. We recognize that day and overnight camping are the single most transformational experiences in child’s life via the JCC. We are proud to partner with the JCCA to preserve, promote, and improve the JCC camp experience.

American Camp Association provides tools and resources for:

• Accreditation for day and overnight camps
• Online community for discussion and sharing
• Education and training for year-round and summer staff
• Camp Director and Day Camp Director Certificates of Qualification
• New Director Orientation –
• Conferences and networking events around the country
• JCC branded create-your-own online training
• Tools for evidenced-based decisions including business research on salaries, facilities, and programs, as well as tools for measuring camper outcomes and program quality
• Camping Magazine and The CampLine
• Discounts and pro-deals on craft, athletic, and pool supplies as well as snacks and building supplies
• Job posting services and hiring resources
• Opportunities for advocacy at the federal and state level

American Camp Association
5000 State Road 67 N
Martinsville, IN 46151 

Website: ACAcamps.org 
Ph: 800-428-2267 

Contact: Grechen Throop
Email: gthroop@acacamps.org
Ph: 765-342-8456

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