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Thank you for your interest in learning more about WAIC (Western Association of Independent Camps). If you are a CAMP PROFESSIONAL who is interested in networking with other leaders in the camp industry, learning best practices, and collaborating with like-minded camps, consider joining WAIC.


For PARENTS wanting to find excellent camp programs for your child to flourish, have fun, and make life-long memories, check out WAIC camps!


Looking for a JOB OPPORTUNITY in youth development?  Working for a WAIC camp will provide you with the opportunity to grow your leadership experience, problem solve, and improve your communication and organizational skills under the guidance and leadership of seasoned camp professionals.

Camp Professionals

Camp Professionals

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Explore Camps

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Work at Camp

What is WAIC

WAIC is a professional organization comprised of excellent camps that provide fun and memorable camp experiences for kids and teens.

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The WAIC Difference

WAIC Camps share a high level of training, resources, and opportunities in order to maintain best practices.

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Business Affiliates

WAIC Business Affiliates offer innovative products and services that help camps prepare and outfit their programs.

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If you’re interested in staying a little closer to home for a great camp experience, check out a Day Camp in your area.

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Resident Camps

Resident Camps are for kids wanting an away experience to completely immerse into camp life.

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If you have questions or need help deciding the best fit for you, contact WAIC!

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Latest News

  • Better At Camp

    26 May #betteratcamp

    #betteratcamp   In this difficult time of uncertainty, angst, and social distancing, WAIC members have put together an Instagram initiative, #betteratcamp.  Life will resume, our distancing will fade away, and we’ll be able to get back to som...

  • 08 Jan Save Next Summer

    Save Next Summer is the brainchild of two California camp directors, Mike “Otter” Stillson of Valley Trails Summer Camp and Andy “Soy” Moeschberger of Gold Arrow Camp. They work together on camp advocacy through the Wester...

  • 16 Apr Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Newsletter

    Just like other organizations, businesses, and individuals, the WAIC camp community is listening and learning. We want to do the work. WAIC members have shared many resources with one another to help educate and provide opportunities for learning and...

WAIC Camps


WAIC is a professional organization of owners and directors operating excellent day, resident, and travel summer camp programs. Educational, professional and networking opportunities are available to members. WAIC camps are dedicated to providing programs to help children foster friendships, build social skills, and have fun.

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