C.A.M.P. seeks to strengthen the camping industry and raise health and safety standards for all camps through the spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and collection of ideas. C.A.M.P. is an informal organization that is run by a volunteer board. We represent both non-profit and for-profit organizations, and welcome other camps and organizations to participate in our annual meetings, calls-for-action, and networking opportunities! We also pursue advocacy for our industry, and offer Legislative Memberships to camps that help fund our efforts at local and state levels.
CAMPference is an annual conference hosted by C.A.M.P., which stands for the Camping Association for Mutual Progress. Our organization was started in the late 1960s by a coalition of Texas summer camps that wanted to come together to share knowledge, develop community, and increase advocacy for the camping industry. CAMPference is an opportunity to network, connect, receive insight from great speakers, and learn about products and services from various vendors.
This conference is attended by camps from across the state, with a few camps coming from out of state some years. Interns, program directors, kitchen managers, camp nurses, camp owners, board members, and other roles that serve in our industry have attended and regularly attend. We bring in nationally and locally recognized speakers to educate, energize, and inspire our membership to continue to provide the meaningful opportunities we pursue in camping. We also have a great network of vendors that attendees will interact with and benefit from!
Join us in the critical work of protecting the summer camp industry and the families we serve. The CAMP legislative team keeps members informed of the latest information as we move towards summer. Please consider joining us as a Legislative Member to experience the CAMP legislative difference!
Legislative Member camps gain access to our established network and advocacy panels. We believe in the power of camp, now more than ever, and partnering with CAMP will greatly benefit your organization, your employees, and the campers and families you serve.
Thank you to all of the vendors and sponsors that make CAMPference happen! For more information about sponsorship levels or registering as a vendor, please contact the Vice President of Vendors at firstname.lastname@example.org.