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 develop, support and promote the delivery of camp experiences that provide positive community, social and personal outcomes.
The ACA welcomes all people, no matter their gender identification, age, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation to our services. We are the 'go to' hub for groups of all kinds and interests looking for advice or information about all types of camps (school camps, holiday camps, sporting camps, family camps, faith based camps, seniors camps, camps for people living with disability, etc).
We can help you to quickly and easily find the member camp venue or outdoor activity provider that best meets your needs via our free booking enquiry service. No matter your requirements, our members can provide a great camp or outdoor experience for you!
We also support our many member camps and outdoor activity providers 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. Essentially, our member camps are comfortable and safe places for groups to gather, share experiences and enjoy time together.
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 living with 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, and works closely with, the following organisations:
Support the work of People Outdoors in providing camps for people living with disability.
ACA acknowledge that where ever our members are situated across Australia,
Indigenous people are the Traditional Custodians of country where they have lived, walked and cared for the lands waters environment and wildlife for over 60,000 years.
ACA’S VISION & PURPOSE STATEMENTS
Vision Statement for ACA
‘More people outdoors more often’.
Purpose 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.
The Australian Camps Association is a proud Member of the International Camping Fellowship, the Outdoor Council of Australia and the National Disability Service (NDS).
The Australian Camps Association (ACA) Board are pleased to announce that after an extensive and thorough search, that Peter McDougall has commenced his role as CEO.