ACN History

1994 – 2019

ACN History

1994 – 2019

Founded by Jeanne Otto RN in the early 1980’s, the Association of Camp Nursing has grown from being a loose organization of camp nurses who received Jeanne’s mimeographed newsletter once a year to being the leading voice in camp healthcare.

When Jeanne decided to retire, she called for a gathering of camp nurses attending the ACA National Conference in Boston. Those 13 nurses became the original ACN Board of Directors. Incorporation followed in 1994, establishing a professional nursing organization.

From the ACN Fall/Winter Newsletter 1986

“The membership of the Camp Nurse Association is showing persistent growth in spite of the fact that it is still a single person operation with little structure. It is obviously important to many of you to have an affiliation, but I am continually nagged by the fact that it could be so much more. Although I have not specifically reviewed the credentials of membership, it is evident that the majority of you are experienced, well qualified camp nurses, and that collectively we could “Put Camp Nursing on the Map.”

Jeanne Otto, RN, MS, MEd

Founder, Association of Camp Nursing

ACN logo 2005 – Present

ACN logo 1995 – 2005

ACN logo early 1990’s – 1995

Photo Albums

1999 – 2009

Camp Health Symposiums

Photo Albums

2010 – 2018

Camp Health Symposiums

ACN Boards of Directors

Thru the Years