Welcome to the Sustainable Camps Movement

 

     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.

 

Explore the Green Camps Initiative Website and Resources

Mission and Goals

Description of Member Benefits

Green Camps Groundwork Certification

Establishing a Baseline with the Green Camps Audit Tool

 

 Use these links to participate in the Sustainable Camps Movement

Sign up for the Green Camps Newsletter

Schedule a time to talk with Green Camps Initiative

We are looking for motivated Board Member Inquiry

 

  

Testimonials

Danny has been great to work with and has always answered any questions we had and provided support along the way for the process..

Wayne Clukey
Camp Natarswi

Creating a Green Team establishes a baseline for accountability so that camps can actively seek to improve their sustainable practices.

Kristy Andrews
Camp Wawenock

Using the Green Camps Certification template to write our Commitment to Sustainability we clarified and created future goals for our camp's green practices.

Kristy Andrews
Camp Wawenock

Filling out the Audit Survey of the Green Camps Certification showed me areas our camp is already excelling in sustainability - but also areas for improvement.

Kristy Andrews
Camp Wawenock

The certification process format was very well thought out .There are clear directions and ideas to help you along the way with certification

Wayne Clukey
Camp Natarswi

Personally I support the Green Camps Initiative because I believe that the initiative will create greater environmental responsibility within the camp community and beyond. Campers will attend camp programs learn about sustainable practices and take those lessons home. GCI is promoting environmental responsibility and taking care of the Earth’s precious resources, as a camp professional and a mom I couldn't be more supportive.

Michele Branconier
Executive Director American camp Association, Southern California/Hawaii