Welcome to the Green Camps Initiative!

Bringing Sustainable Solutions to Camps

We help camps reduce their environmental impact, regenerate natural systems, and become models of environmental stewardship for campers and their surrounding communities. Green Camps Initiative will provide resources and gather valuable data regarding the implementation of sustainable practices at camp programs.

To guide the growth of this green initiative consider the definition of sustainability…

The most popular definition of sustainability can be traced to a 1987 UN conference. It defined sustainable developments as those that “meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”(WECD, 1987).

Robert Gillman, editor of the In Context magazine, extends this goal oriented definition by stating “sustainability refers to a very old and simple concept (The Golden Rule)…do onto future generations as you would have them do onto you.”