Membership

“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.”

Diana

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 it’s 25th year in 2019 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. New in 2019 the Online Education Center hasl broadened the scope of camp health education available from ACN. Membership also includes purchasing discounted supplies and medications from BoundTree medical supplier.

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

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!

For ACN members to renew your dues, log in as a member and click “Renew My Dues”

If you are a nurse, 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. When you click to join, you’ll have the option to choose your own log in ID. ACN suggests you choose your email address for simplicity.

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.

Membership Types

Individuals may  join ACN as a nurse, an associate member or a student nurse.

Organizations may join ACN with a minimum of 3 individuals paid for by the organization. Details below.

Nurse Members (Individual membership)

Annual dues are $60 – $80

  • $60  Digital copy of CompassPoint
  • $80 Print copy of CompassPoint

Discount available for a two year membership

  • $110 ($55/year) Digital copy of CompassPoint
  • $130 ($65/year) Print copy of CompassPoint

Benefits of membership include:

  • The quarterly publication CompassPoint (you may choose a print or digital version by your dues type)
  • Webinars offered free to ACN members
  • Access to the message board: an online forum for members to discuss camp healthcare issues
  • Nursing continuing education credits for attending the annual Camp Nurse Symposium
  • RN’s who are current ACN members qualify to teach courses in First Aid, CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens and more through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI)
  • Discounts on store merchandise and educational resources
  • Discounts in the Online Education Center
  • Continuing Education credits for Online Education courses
  • Discounts when purchasing healthcare supplied and medications from BoundTree Medical Supplier
Associate Members (individual membership)

Annual dues are $60 – $80

  • $60  Digital copy of CompassPoint
  • $80 Print copy of CompassPoint

Discount available for a two year membership

  • $110 ($55/year) Digital copy of CompassPoint
  • $130 ($65/year) Print copy of CompassPoint

Benefits of membership include:

  • The quarterly publication CompassPoint (You may choose a digital copy or print copy. Digital copy is a less expensive dues rate)
  • Webinars offered free to ACN members
  • Access to the message board: an online forum for members to discuss camp healthcare issues
  • Discounts on store merchandise and educational resources
  • Webinars offered through ACN
  • Discounts in the Online Education Center
  • Discounts when purchasing healthcare supplies and medications from BoundTree Medical Supplier
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.

Benefits of membership include:

  • The quarterly publication CompassPoint (in digital form)
  • Webinars offered free to ACN members
  • Access to the message board: an online forum for members to discuss camp healthcare issues
  • Discounts on store merchandise and educational resources
  • Webinars offered through ACN
  • Discounts in the Online Education Center (coming in 2019)
Organizations as Members

Three Organization plans are available:

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

Camps or other organizations have the option of joining ACN with a minimum (no maximum) of 3 people under the membership. 

  • Membership per person is cheaper than joining as an individual
  • One payment for all members in an organization
  • Organization memberships are for 1 year at a time (1 year from date of purchase)
  • Members within an organization may be nurses, directors or other healthcare staff
  • If an organization would like to include (as one of their paid memberships) an individual who has an existing ACN membership, there will be no refund on the remaining term of the individual’s membership
  • CompassPoint (the quarterly journal) will be delivered digitally (The option of a print version of CompassPoint is only available in an individual membership)

All members within the organization receive all benefits of ACN membership:

    • The quarterly publication CompassPoint (only the digital version is available for members within an organization)
    • Webinars offered free to ACN members
    • Access to the message board: an online forum for members to discuss camp healthcare issues
    • Nursing continuing education credits for attending the annual Camp Nurse Symposium
    • RN’s who are current ACN members qualify to teach courses in First Aid, CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens and more through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI)
    • Discounts on store merchandise and educational resources
    • Discounts in the Online Education Center
    • Continuing Education credits for Online Education courses
    • Discounts when purchasing healthcare supplied and medications from BoundTree Medical Supplier

If no person from your organization is a member of ACN, follow the link above to join as an organization. If the primary contact person, or other member of your organization is already a member of ACN, please contact us to do some setup on the back end. Contact Mary support@campnurse.org

 

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Association of Camp Nursing

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

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