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Australian Camps Association

‘More People Outdoors More Often’

The ‘not-for-profit’ Australian Camps Association (ACA) is the national peak body for camps and associated providers. We strongly believe that participation in supported outdoor experiences through residential camps and led adventure activities leads to happier and healthier lives.

PeopleOutdoors-2197.jpgThe 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, 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 two things – the experience of ‘going on camp’ (which can take place wherever there is a suitable venue offering group accommodation), and also the actual physical venue that hosts the group itself. Note that the Australian Camps Association represent camps rather than camping – which is a more informal activity usually involving tents, caravans, etc.

The Australian Camps Association works closely with our affiliates, including each State’s peak body for the outdoors, the Outdoor Council of Australia and other relevant expert organisations, to increase the number of Australians enjoying the benefits of outdoor activity.

Are you operating an outdoor business? Become a member today – we have excellent member benefits to help support you. Membership is open to residential camp operators, outdoor activity providers and individuals or organisations with an interest in the residential camps sector.

We also operate People Outdoors, residential camp programs for people with a disability, and the Great Getaways, 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 works closely with the following organisations:

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Support the work of People Outdoors in providing camps for people with disabilities.



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.


The Australian Camps Association is a proud Member of the International Camping Fellowship and the Outdoor Council of Australia.

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We Have the Camps and Activity Providers You Need

The ACA has hundreds of member camps and activity providers located throughout Australia, so we are sure to have the ideal location to meet your group’s needs.

Last Minute Availability
Urban Camp Melbourne Co-operative Ltd
09/12/19 - 12/12/19 55
ATAP accredited
Coastal Forest Lodge
09/12/19 - 23/12/19 90
Great Ocean Road
ATAP accredited
Coastal Forest Lodge
09/12/19 - 23/12/19 90
Great Ocean Road
ATAP accredited