Accepting Applications for Board & Committee Members
The American Camp Association, Illinois is a membership and volunteer-driven organization. As a small organization, we thrive and move forward because of the collaboration of committed & active volunteers, members, and staff. The volunteers and staff of ACA Illinois partner each year to make a truly transformative impact on our state, camps, and the world. Annually, this group of remarkable individuals:
Lead our organization to send over 4,000 economically disadvantaged young people to camp through our DFI Title XX Camping Services Program.
Step-up to respond to the needs of camps and the community during times of adversity and crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raise funds to provide young people who need extra support services with camperships and camp experiences.
Facilitate the national Accreditation program to ensure that our member camps have the most up-to-date resources and tools to meet the industry's professional standards for best practices in facilitating camps.
Provide our members with a robust catalog of events, networking groups, and training opportunities at subsidized rates.
Strengthen relationships with our local and state public officials to ensure camp has a seat at the table.
to Help Us Reach Our Greatest Potential as a Camp Community.
People with your unique skills, ideas, experiences, and perspectives are needed to transform the lives of young people. During this pandemic, it has become even more essential that we all work together to advance the camp industry in our state.
If you have been positively impacted by the work of ACA Illinois, camp, or care deeply for our mission we encourage you to consider applying for one of our committees or boards. Each committee and board has a different focus, set of goals, commitment level, and requirements; however each is a critical part of keeping our organization running. Together we can positively impact the lives of young people, the greater camp community, and ACA Illinois.
Sustain our mission by volunteering with us today, and experience the professional and personal benefits including:
Access to exclusive networking opportunities with other professionals in the field;
Continue discovering best practices and innovations;
Strengthen your current professional skills while building upon new skills and experiences to further enhance your resume;
Elevate your camp's image and exposure;
Make new friends with awesome people who have similar values, and want to make this world a better place; and
Be part of an organization that is renowned world-wide for being innovative, progressive, and committed to putting people first.
and Be Part of This Exceptional Group of Industry Leaders.
No matter your experience and skills, we are confident there is a place for everyone who is committed to being an active part of advancing the work of ACA Illinois.