About Us

We envision a world in which camp experiences are widely supported and accessible because of their value in connection to health, education, recreation, and social-emotional development.

Executive Director, Bette Bussel, speaks on the benefits of camp.

Overview

As one of the only independent organizations in the country to locally administer the accreditation program of the American Camp Association, we are proud to be here for you, to serve you, to advocate for you – to support you in the birthplace of our industry.

Doing business as American Camp Association, New England, we are a local Affiliate of the American Camp Association, Inc. incorporated in the state of Massachusetts as New England Camping Association, Inc. – providing local support and services to New England members of ACA, accredited camps, and the public since 1949.

View our history to see how New Englanders have been supporting the camp experience locally since as early as 1910.

Mission

ACA New England advances the camp community by providing resources and fostering partnerships, which support professionalism, safety, excellence, and increased access to camp experiences.

Values

Purpose

The American Camp Association, New England is a community of camp professionals who, for more than one hundred years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. ACA, New England accredits nearly 400 day and overnight summer camps in the six New England states.

ACA, New England fulfills its mission and advances camp excellence by:



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