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									ACA’s 20/20 Vision

   Brutal Truths II
 20 Million Campers
20,000 ACA Customers
    By the Year 2020
       Key Points from Brutal Truths I

• According to the US Census Bureau, there
  are an estimated 53,317,926 children ages
  5 – 17, as of July 1, 2006
• There are approximately 11,000,000
  children and youth who attend camp. Of
  those, only 10% attend ACA camps.
• The number attending all camps is less than
  20% of the total population of children
• The number attending ACA camps is less
  than 2% of the total population of children
      Key Points from Brutal Truths I

• Of the estimated 12,000 camps in the
  US, only 2,700 are accredited by ACA
• Our own research tells us that over
  90% of the public doesn’t know what
  accreditation by ACA means (nor what
  ACA is)
• As an organization and as individuals,
  we are passionate about the camp
  experience. But so are the operators
  of the other 9,300 camps in the United
  States who are NOT accredited by ACA.
FACTS ABOUT OUR SECTIONS
             GEOGRAPHY

• 5 sections include one state, 4
  sections include parts of one state,
  10 sections include multiple states, 5
  sections include parts of multiple
  states
• Jurisdictions of Sections range from
  2,368 square miles to 823,939
  square miles
               GOVERNANCE

• 7 are separately incorporated with separate
  Articles of Incorporation
   – Illinois, Michigan, New England, New York,
     Northland, Rocky Mountain, Southern
     California/Hawaii
• 24 different Section Boards (and Section
  Presidents)
• 24 different sets of Section By-Laws
• Variety of ways that Section Boards
  operate: monthly meetings, quarterly
  meetings, bi-annual meetings (no set
  pattern)
                  STAFF

• 23 different Section Executives with
  different job descriptions and different
  responsibilities
• 8 are full time
• 14 are part time
• 1 is a contractor shared with 2 sections
• 8 sections have multiple employees (4
  have one additional employee, 4 have
  multiple additional employees)
                BUDGET

• 7 sections have a budget of less than
  $50,000
• 8 sections have a budget between
  $50,000 - $100,000
• 2 sections have a budget between
  $100,000-$150,000
• 2 sections have a budget between
  $200,000-$250,000
• 5 sections have a budget over
  $250,000 (current highest is
  $1,500,000)
           MEMBERSHIP




Average annual growth in membership
          is 2.3% per year.
         MEMBERSHIP - Current

•   Between 0- 100 members: 1 section
•   Between 100-150 members: 3 sections
•   Between 150-200 members: 4 sections
•   Between 200-250 members: 5 sections
•   Between 250-300 members: 4 sections
•   Between 300-400 members: 3 sections
•   Between 400-900 members: 4 sections
           ACA CAMPS




Average annual growth in ACA camps
          is 2.5% per year.
        ACA CAMPS - Current

• Between 0- 50 ACA camps: 4 sections
• Between 50-100 ACA camps: 12
  sections
• Between 100-150 ACA camps: 4
  sections
• Between 200-300 ACA camps: 3
  sections
• Greater than 300 ACA camps: 1 section
                BRUTAL TRUTHS



From the Section’s own annual reports
      in 2007, many Sections have
   expressed concern about their own
                viability.

 Note: These questions were not asked on the report, they
   simply were asked to identify any challenges they have.
                    They self-reported:
          BRUTAL TRUTHS



54% ended the 2007 year with deficit
              budgets
          BRUTAL TRUTHS




33% reported that they do not have
  the resources to serve all of their
          current members
          BRUTAL TRUTHS




46% reported that they have not been
  able to attract enough volunteers to
       do the work of the Section
         BRUTAL TRUTHS




21% reported that they do not have
 enough paid staff to do the work of
            the Section
        BRUTAL TRUTHS




50% reported that they need help
   attracting non-dues revenue
         BRUTAL TRUTHS



38% of the Sections did not comply
     with the financial reporting
    requirements of the charter,
 including a number that were not
  compliant with the law regarding
         filing IRS Form 990
Questions to Think About When
  Considering Your Section
          BRUTAL QUESTIONS

• If the annual growth in membership is
  2.3% and the annual growth in ACA
  camps is 2.5%, what will we do
  differently to meet our goal of 20,000
  customers by the year 2020? Current
  rate of growth would leave us far short.
• When ACA grows to 20,000 customers
  serving 20 million campers will your
  Section have the capacity to serve
  those customers and camp families?
          BRUTAL QUESTIONS

• Does your Section provide immediate
  and easy access to professional
  services locally – that is, is your phone
  and email answered daily if not live
  answered?
• If your Section shares a State with
  another Section are you duplicating
  efforts in accreditation administration,
  public awareness and public policy, or
  are you cooperating efficiently?
          BRUTAL QUESTIONS

• Even if your Section does not share a
  State with another Section, are you
  partnering to provide services to use
  resources effectively?
• Is your Section fully loaded with staff
  and volunteers in order to meet the
  current charter? Will you be able to
  support additional help as we reach
  20/20?
         BRUTAL QUESTIONS

• Does your Section operate in
  compliance with all applicable
  federal, state, and local laws,
  regulations and ordinances?
• Does your Section operate under
  generally accepted financial and
  fiscal policies and abide by all
  financial reporting laws?
          BRUTAL QUESTIONS

• Does your Section employ an
  Executive Director?
  • What support does he or she provide?
    Such as:
     • Is he or she a Secretary, or do they provide
       more leadership to the Section?
  • Is this what you want/need for the
    future?
         BRUTAL QUESTIONS

• Does your Section conduct, or
  participate in conducting a Section
  member needs assessment, work
  with ACA to ensure both parties’
  needs assessments are valuable and
  not repetitive, and most importantly,
  develop member services to meet
  the needs of the Section members
  and the ENDS?
    Questions for Discussion by Your
                Board.
Please provide feedback to the Work
            Group through
    fieldservice@ACAcamps.org
    QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

1. How aware is your Section of the
   20/20 Vision?
  – Have you followed up on the
    commitment you made to the 20/20
    Vision at the 2008 Council of
    Delegates Meeting?
     (http://www.acacamps.org/volunteers/delegates/)

  – What additional information do you
    need about this vision?
    QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

2. What is best about our association
   and its structure today?
  – For members?
  – For the public?
  – What must we keep in the future no
    matter what?
    QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

3. What’s not working or could be
   better?
     QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

4. If we were creating ACA from
    scratch today, what type of system
    for delivering services to both the
    public and to members would you
    recommend?
  – Dream big!
  – Go for it !
  – Think “outside the box”!
             Thank You.
Reminder. Please provide feedback
  from your Board discussions to:
         fieldservice@ACAcamps.org

								
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