Fundraising for Camps

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ACA Fundraising Toolkit

Fundraising Resources


Fundraising Ideas

 Below are just a few examples of types of fundraisers your camp can run. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

  • Host a walkathon. Find participants for your team, and reach out to your community for pledges based on how many miles your participants walk, run, hike, bike, or perform other activities.
  • Have an online giving day. This type of fundraiser focuses on raising money in a 24-hour window of time. Set a challenging but attainable goal that will encourage your community to help you reach it.
  • Run a social media fundraising campaign. Make sure to reach out across all your social media platforms with your fundraiser information and a link to donate — you may not have the same audience on Facebook that you do on Twitter or Instagram.


Camp Moves Me Creative Assets

Camp Moves Me is a fundraising program created by the American Camp Association (ACA) for ACA-accredited camps to use whenever they want, however they want.

We have created several different styles of logos for camps to use to promote their fundraisers via social media. Using a logo consistently will help brand your fundraiser so your community will recognize it.

Get the Logos

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Other Tips to Remember

  • The most important part of any fundraiser is the why. When communicating with potential donors, make sure to emphasize the importance of camp and your program.
  • Establish the parameters of your fundraiser. Let your potential donors know how long the fundraiser will last, and build up your communication around that timeline.
  • Highlight other ways that those who want to help can get involved. Encourage people to share your fundraiser and discuss any volunteer opportunities that may be open.