Young Professionals Board

The American Camp Association, Illinois (ACA Illinois) is pleased to announce the formation of a Young Professionals Board!

This special Board is for ACA Illinois members who are 35 years of age or younger, have been a Camp Professional for less than 10 years, and want to advocate for Camps, Camp Professionals, and Campers across the state! Members do not have to currently be employed at a summer camp.

For more information, interested Young Professionals can reach Colette Marquardt ( or Gwyn Emigh (  

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be on the Young Professionals Board?

  • Professionals between 21 and 35 years old
  • Member of the American Camp Association and becoming a member of ACA Illinois within a year.
  • Must be committed to working toward the goals of the ACA Illinois YP Board
  • No working requirement - can work in any field or be in any stage of their camp professional

Why a Young Professionals Board?

We want to help cultivate the next generation of American Camp Association, Illinois Leaders! Board Participation Benefits Include:

    • Increases business skills
    • Increases networking
    • Increases community involvement
    • Is a great way to meet like-minded peers

What are the Annual Goals for the Young Professionals Board?

    • Meet once a quarter;
    • Host one fundraiser to support ACA Illinois;
    • Host one learning opportunity; and 
    • Year One Only: Create structure

Mailing Address:

American Camp Association, Illinois   I   5 S Wabash Ave, Suite 1406   I   Chicago, IL 60603

Mailing Address:

American Camp Association, Illinois

5 S Wabash Ave

Suite 1406

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-332-0833



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