Reinforcing its commitment to inspiring a lifetime of adventure, Chaco has partnered with the American Camp Association (ACA) to encourage young campers to enjoy a lifetime of outdoor activities and pursuits.


Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Nashville, Indiana


Chaco will be the exclusive footwear provider to camp counselors and professionals at ACA-accredited camps across the USA. Additionally, Chaco will make a significant annual donation to the ACA’s “Send a Child to Camp” scholarship fund, enabling thousands of deserving young people to attend an ACA member camp, setting them on a path toward self-confidence, self-reliance, and a commitment to an outdoor lifestyle.


YMCA Camp Willson/YMCA of Central Ohio, Bellefontaine, Ohio



“Oftentimes the best education is outside of the classroom,” said Chip Coe, general manager of Chaco. “Summer camp offers an environment full of hands-on learning opportunities that become the building blocks for a successful life. We are excited to work even more closely with the camp community, who have always been active brand ambassadors for Chaco.”


YMCA Camp Willson/YMCA of Central Ohio, Bellefontaine, Ohio

“Research shows that camp enables significant growth in confidence and self-esteem, relationship and friendship skills, and independence and responsibility,” said Peg Smith, CEO of ACA. “We are thrilled to have Chaco, a well loved brand in the camp community, on board to help us drive our mission and positively influence and impact millions of young people’s lives.”

Camp Howe, Goshen, MA

As a leading authority in youth development, ACA accredits over 2400 day and residential camps that collectively serve about 5 million children annually.

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