“I have so much respect and admiration for the nurses in the ACN group- they are so skillful and know so much about camp nursing.  At the annual Symposium I learn from the sessions but I learn as much by spending time with those nurses.”


Camp Nurse

ACN: The Leading Voice in Camp Healthcare

The Association of Camp Nursing is a professional nursing organization working towards healthier camp communities by supporting the practice of camp nursing. Members and associate members of ACN are nurses, camp directors, camp leaders, organizations and  individuals interested in camp health services. ACN is celebrating our 27th year in 2021 and provides a depth of resources for all camp health services. The quarterly publication CompassPoint is a valued member benefit, as well as the annual Camp Nurse Symposium offering timely educational opportunities and networking with other camp health professionals. 

Members are licensed nurses, Associate members are individuals interested in camp health to include Camp directors/ leaders, Physicians, EMT’s, Wilderness First Aid/ First Responder and other camp staff.


CompassPoint is ACN’s quarterly publication that provides update to date and evolving camp health information.  We cover a variety of topics such as medication management, infection control, tips and tricks for the camp nurse, injury and illness conditions, concussion care, and much more.  This publication is the #1-member benefit and the top reason members value their ACN membership. 

For individual memberships, annual dues are $60. Join us! We’ve got so much to share!

ACN Members

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Nurses, healthcare staff, director or anyone interested in healthcare at camp we’d love to have you join us! Details about individual memberships to ACN below.

You’ll have the option to choose your own username. ACN suggests you choose your email address for simplicity.

Nurses or non-nurses

Digital copy of CompassPoint

  • $60/ year
  • $110/ for 2 years

Print Copy of CompassPoint

  • $80/year
  • $130 for 2 years

Nursing Students

$30 for one year

You will receive a digital copy of CompassPoint

The student membership rate is a one-time opportunity to receive a first year membership for $30. Students will be processed as associate members and will have access to the same resources and support as all other associate members. Students will be required to report the college or university where they are currently enrolled.


If your organization wishes to join ACN and have multiple memberships to ACN, the best choice is to “Join as an Organization” There is a discount for multiple memberships within an organization, and all dues are paid with one fee. More details below.

  • Baby Bear  $165
    • 3 memberships (primary contact, + 2 additional people)
    • Additional memberships are $50 / person
    • No maximum number of memberships you can add
  • Mama Bear $300
    • 6 memberships (primary contact + 5 additional people)
    • Additional memberships are $45/person
    • No maximum number of memberships you can add
  • Papa Bear $495
    • 11 memberships (primary contact + 10 additional people)
    • Additional memberships are $40 / person
    • No maximum number of memberships you can add

Approximately two-thirds of ACN Members are nurses. One-third our our members are camp directors, physicians or others interested in camp health.

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Association of Camp Nursing

Executive Director: Tracey Gaslin PhD, CRNI, CPNP, FNP-BC

19006 Hunt Country Lane, Fisherville, KY 40023
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