Australian Camps Association
‘More People Outdoors More Often’
The 'for purpose' Australian Camps Association (ACA) is the national peak body for camps and associated providers. We strongly believe that participation in supported outdoor experiences through camps and led adventure activities leads to happier and healthier lives.
The ACA provides groups of all kinds and interests with information about all types of camps (school camps, holiday camps, sporting camps, family camps, faith based camps, seniors camps, camps for people with a disability, etc) and assists them to book the camp venue that best meets their needs via our free booking enquiry service. We also support our member camps across Australia by providing resources and professional development that increases their capacity and capability to deliver excellent programs to groups from all walks of life.
What is a camp? It can be the experience of ‘going on camp’ (which can take place wherever there is a suitable venue for the group, such as a tennis camp or a music camp), and it can also be the actual physical venue that hosts the group itself.
The Australian Camps Association represents camps rather than camping – which is a more informal activity usually involving tents, caravans, etc. For information relating to camping please visit your relevant state based outdoor peak body (see logos below).
The Australian Camps Association works closely with like minded organisations, including each State’s peak body for the outdoors, the Outdoor Council of Australia and other relevant expert bodies, to increase the number of Australians enjoying the benefits of the camp experience.
Are you operating an outdoor business? Become a member today – we have excellent member benefits to help support you, but just as importantly we advocate to government and decision makers on our member's behalf. The bigger our membership, the stronger this advocacy becomes. Membership is open to camp operators, outdoor activity providers, service providers, schools and individuals or organisations with an interest in the camps sector.
We also operate People Outdoors, outdoor experiences for people with a disability (suitable for children, teens and adults with or without an NDIS plan), and the Great Getaways, fun, active, comfortable and social camps specifically designed for people over 55 years of age.
The Australian Camps Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.
The Australian Camps Association supports the work of the following organisations and works closely with them:
Support the work of People Outdoors in providing camps for people with disabilities.
ACA’S VISION & MISSION STATEMENTS
Vision Statement for ACA
‘More people outdoors more often’.
Mission Statement for ACA
The Australian Camps Association develops, supports and promotes the delivery of camp experiences that provide positive community, social and personal outcomes.
Read about the member benefits of the Australian Camps Association.
ICF President, John Jorgenson, writes to the NSW Premier "...More than ever before, children need camp. Whether through school camp experiences or direct outdoor experiences arranged by families on managed camp sites, camps are ready and able to support your state’s children. Please recognize and consider camps as an essential service’ in the lives of our children. They, and New South Wales, will be better for it, if you do..."