Welcome to the Green Camps Initiative
Phone: (704) 450-1901
Green Camps Initiative is leading the sustainable camps movement to support the camp community in becoming a model for sustainability. The Green Camps Certification program provides youth development and environmental education programs with the resources and tools to implement sustainable systems. Camps benefit by reducing their environmental impact, educating the diverse audience of campers and staff who attend their programs and saving money with the use of GCI audit tools.
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Description of Member Benefits
Green Camps Groundwork Certification
Establishing a Baseline with the Green Camps Audit Tool
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Become a Green Camps Member The information you provide by becoming a member of the Green Camps Initiative will generate value data and help guide the development and growth of GCI to best support the camping community. As GCI continues to grow, your camp will be given a profile to keep track of the green initiatives you have completed or are working on. Having records of this process will help you on your way in becoming a green certified camp as we...
Thank you for taking the time to consider how your camp can lessen its environmental impact. It is important to understand that every camp operates under unique conditions that must all be considered when going about implementing sustainable systems. Green Camps Resource Factors...
Mission & Goals
We help camps reduce their environmental impact, regenerate natural systems, and become models of environmental stewardship for campers and their surrounding communities. By establishing a set of nationally-recognized environmental management criteria, we assess each camps facilities and practices and facilitate the...
Why should you become a Green Camps Member? To join a network interested in a conversation about greening the camp community. Learn how adopting green initiatives can value your organization economically, environmentally and socially. To gain access to resources meant to make implementing...
Case Study for Green Camps What A compilation of stories depicting the challenges and successes of implementing sustainable practices into a camp program. Who Anyone is welcome to take part by submitting a case study of a sustainable initiative implemented at a camp, school...
Why should you become a Green Camps Member? To join a network interested in a conversation about greening the camp community. Learn how adopting green initiatives can value your organization economically, environmentally and socially. To gain access to resources meant to make implementing sustainable initiatives to match your unique camps needs. Learn from the experiences of other camps as they implement green initiatives Take part in educational events such as conference presentations, summits and webinars. Receive special offers and promotions for resources to green your camp. Work...