Camp Products and Services - WAIC: Western Association of Independent Camps
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-50765,cabin-core-1.0.2,select-theme-ver-3.2,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,smooth_scroll,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.5,vc_responsive


WAIC Business Affiliates offer innovative and useful camp products and services. These companies are dedicated to delivering great customer service and many have provided sponsorships for the Annual WAIC Conference.  WAIC is honored to partner with our Business Affiliates. Check out the Buyer’s Guide for more information about each company.

Download the 2024 Buyer's Guide
Camp Products
413 Strengthgear, Inc.: Camp apparel and promotional products
Learn More
Camp Rightsleeve - A Genumark Company: Camp is in our roots, it’s how we got our start. Each member of our expert team was once a camper themselves, which is why we understand first-hand the emotional connection camp merch can bring—and that’s what helps us make the unforgettable experience of attending camp last forever. In 2019, we became a part of Genumark, Canada’s leading distributor of promotional products. Becoming part of this fantastic company only enhanced our dedication to creating the best tuck shop programs for our camps, so reach out with any program needs – we are here to help!Learn More
Campfire Player: We’re parents first, and entrepreneurs second. We understand the challenges devices bring to our kids’ lives, but also appreciate how music can enrich their hearts, souls and minds. That’s why we created the Campfire Player. All of their music, through all of the modern streaming services, with none of the distraction.Learn More
Everything Summer Camp: Your one-stop-shop for summer camp. Get camp trunks, duffels, clothing name labels, camp gear, apparel, and more. Over 30 years in business.
Learn More
Four Iron ApparelFour Iron: Logoed apparel, promotional products

Learn More
Fun Express, a subsidiary of Oriental Trading Company: Fun Express, the corporate subsidiary of Oriental Trading Company - extends discounts and free shipping to all WAIC members. Seasonal Items, Arts & Craft Supplies, STE(A)M, Custom T-Shirts, Name Brand Candy and so much more! 800-228-2003 or your Rep!Learn More
LibertyLiberty Clothing: Founded in 1989, Liberty offers sustainable high quality clothing, accessories and graphics. We specialize in turnkey retail merchandising programs, staff and camper incentives as well as promotional goods and custom designed creations. If you’re looking for quality merchandise that your campers, staff, and alumni will love we can help make that a reality. Proud members of WAIC, and ACA. We also give back 1% of our profits to support youth programs through North America.Learn More
North40 Studio: Quality goods at quality prices. Learn More We are about helping camps, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses nationwide elevate their brand. Providing them with quality custom-designed stickers, banners, apparel, and much more, all at competitive pricing. We believe in maintaining a platform based on earning our client’s trust long after the first sale. Learn More
California Camp RealtyCalifornia Camp Realty: Camp real estate servicesLearn More
Cliq: Paycards, Credit Cards, ACH/eCheckLearn More
Crowded: Why should it be so difficult to pay your foreign counselors? Crowded works with over 100 camps across the country. No SSN is required for international staff. Offer them digital and physical debit cards that work in their home country. Send money home directly from our app. Issue cards for camper spending.Learn More
Dear Scout: Dear Scout is the first and only camp-specific Employee Assistance Program, helping you support your staff by connecting them to licensed mental health professionals with camp experience. We know that camp staff aren’t “leaving their problems at the gate,” so Dear Scout provides on-demand, one-on-one teletherapy sessions to your counselors during the summer, while they’re working for you. Whether they need a little help dealing with life transitions or an outside resource for coping with the stressors or working at camp, our clinicians take the burden off your leadership team and help your staff focus on being their best selves. It’s a great benefit to talk about in your recruiting, too! Dear Scout is an ideal complement to all the other things you do to foster a supportive environment in which your camp staff thrive.Learn More
Fairwinds Camp Consulting: Through Fairwinds Camp Consulting, Dr. Nick Teich provides executive coaching for camp directors, helping them navigate what it means to be a director in today’s times, saving them stress, money, and helping them achieve their camp's goals. Nick works one-on-one with directors through video calls every other week, on subjects of importance to each director, from staff issues to facilities to camper mental health, and everything in between. Nick is a camp founder and former director, social worker, and moderator for ACA New England's director groups. Learn More
First Student: First Student is North America’s largest and most trusted provider of chartered yellow school bus transportation because we have the best drivers, buses and customer service.Learn More
Frontline Wildfire Defense: Founded by fire ecologist and technologist Harry Statter in 2017, Frontline Wildfire Defense is committed to protecting homes, businesses, and communities from wildfire disasters. The Frontline Wildfire Defense System empowers owners to prepare for wildfire, monitor fires near their property, and protect structures during a wildfire event with Frontline's exterior sprinkler solution. The Frontline Mobile App provides comprehensive wildfire tracking, notifications, and evacuation planning.Learn More
Lux Bus America: Safe, reliable, charter bus transportation for your camps. Our real time vehicle GPS tracks day-of transportation, and can then be shared with the parents. Parents can track the shuttle's progress with any smartphone or computer and see (live time) their child traveling to/from
Summer Camp. New vehicles, charging ports, restrooms, HDMI connection, WiFi, $25Million Insurance!! Bus Yard locations in Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego. We cover all of California!
Learn More
Project: CAMPProject:Camp: Project:Camp pops up free, trauma-informed day camps for children impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters. Children process extreme events very differently than adults and we create unique spaces to help provide them with structure and normalcy, giving parents, schools and child care networks time to implement a plan for what comes next. We also organize communities so connections and plans are already in place when disaster strikes. Learn More
Ship Camps: Ship To And From Camp - Getting your children ready for camp can be equally as stressful as it is exciting. Ensuring your child’s necessities make it to camp and back home again is one thing you can check off your list when you ship their bags to camp. Your family’s safety is our top priority. We promise a stress-free travel experience when you ship to camp with our no-contact pickups and deliveries. Avoid bag-check lines and crowded baggage claims when you ship your child’s camp gear ahead!Learn More
The Resiliency Initiative: The Resiliency Initiative (TRI) is a certified Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) with Fortune 500, government, military and non-profit leadership experience focusing on crisis and risk mitigation planning. TRI was created from our founder’s passion to support communities impacted by disasters. The TRI team has over 200 cumulative years working in the fields of crisis management, business continuity, and security. The team has responded to and supported the recovery efforts of some of the US’ largest disasters from the Northridge Earthquake, to 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Super Storm Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic. With the expertise of a large consulting firm sans the overhead, TRI offers bespoke, scalable crisis management solutions to businesses and communities around the globe. Learn More
4 Points Wilderness Medicine4points Expeditions: 4points Expeditions provides professional level CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Training; Summer program trip development, logistics and guide services. We partner with camps across the US to help with training and backcountry programming.Learn More
Challenge Works, Inc.: We are all things Aerial Adventure and Ropes/Challenge Courses! California bred and based; we have been proudly supporting California camps and their aerial adventure operations for 25 years! Whether you need a new course designed and built, your existing course inspected and maintained, your staff trained and certified, or new harnesses and helmets, we’ve got you covered. Our mission is to support you and keep your courses and staff top notch. ACCT PVM. CA LICENSED.
Learn More
Experiential Resources: The Experiential Resources (ERi) team cares about quality and community. We love camp just like you do. Our entire course services team for training, inspections, operation reviews, consulting, and equipment sales started in the industry by working at camp. With offices in HI, ID, CA & WA, we can get and keep your courses running smooth like butter. Come chat about how we can help you reach your goals! Accredited Vendor Member, ACCT; Organizational Member, ASTMLearn More
Jess Crate Furniture: For over 35 years we have manufactured furnishings for camps at direct to consumer pricing.Learn More
Nature WatchNature Watch: Nature Crafts & SuppliesLearn More
ReferenceReady: ReferenceReady publishes knot reference guides that are portable, waterproof, rugged, and easy-to-use, making them the perfect addition to any camper’s kit. With a broad range of knot-tying guides for popular outdoor activities such as camping, backpacking, boating, horseback riding, fishing, and rock climbing, we aim to provide campers with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe and have fun in the great outdoors.Learn More
Rocky Mountain SunscreenRocky Mountain Sunscreen: Sunscreen in Bulk Containers
Learn More
Signature Research: Full Service Challenge Course Company
Learn More
The Mattress FactoryThe Original Mattress Factory: Camp mattress's, replacement covers, wood bunk beds, steel bunkbeds, pillows.
Learn More
Trinity/HPSI: Huge savings on foodservice and other goods and services.Learn More
AMSkier Insurance: For over 104 years, summer camp has been an integral part of the AMSkier world. Today, AMSkier is a strategic partner for summer camps across the country, building personal relationships and providing valuable resources that surround the insurance transaction. Every day, AMSkier is proud to partner with its camps to help make them safer. AMSkier is a family business, now in the third generation of Skier family leadership. Henry, Jeffrey, Aimee and the experienced, caring AMSkier Staff eat, sleep and breathe summer camp.Learn More
GallagherGallagher Risk Management & Insurance: Gallagher provides specialized insurance, risk management and employee benefits consulting to more
than 600 camps & camp conference/retreat centers in North America. Our services are custom tailored to help mitigate your risks at camp while minimizing costs. Our capabilities extend far beyond insurance brokerage and include loss control, claim advocacy, enterprise risk management and much more. As a strategic partner, we can help you navigate COVID-19 issues, cyber risk, crisis management, disaster recovery, healthcare reform and other challenges.
Learn More
RedwoodsThe Redwoods Group: As an insurer who only serves camps and other youth-serving community organizations, Redwoods works to create a safe camp experience for all. From COVID to wildfires, camps have faced profound challenges in recent years. We’re fully committed to supporting our camp customers as they respond. Learn More
Camp America: International exchange and staffingLearn More
CC UsaCamp Counselors USA - CCUSA: International StaffingLearn More
Camp Leaders: International Staffing AgencyLearn More
ienaInternational Exchange of North America: International Camp Staff J1 SponsorLearn More
Odyssey International Camp: J1 Visa SponsorLearn More
Arly by BellXcel: Arly is a complete camp management solution, unlike any software on the market today. From enrollment and camper management to professional development and analytics and reporting, Arly makes it easy to embed evidence-based practices that drive high-quality experiences and impact all year long. Request a demo today and learn how you can streamline everything you need in one powerful solution.Learn More
Camp BrainCampBrain: Camp Management Software and Online Registration

Learn More
Camp DocCampDoc: Health Information Management

Learn More
Campminder: Camp Management SoftwareLearn More
CampSiteCampSite: Camp Management Software
Learn More
Canteen Labs: Canteen Labs is a research-focused startup partnering with camp professionals to develop the next generation of staff management. We help camp leaders train high-performing teams, centralize staff communications, and learn from staff to improve season over season.Learn More
FunFangleFunFangle: FunFangle removes your operational distractions and gets you back to what matters. Streamline operations in the canteen, eliminate paperlogs in the health center, and conduct a secure camp dismissal. The apps work with branded RFID wristbands and even with terrible wifi! Get a quote today at More
my CAMP app1218 App Team:myCAMPapp: We build custom branded mobile apps packed with tools to make parent communication easier and more effective. myCAMPapp works side-by-side with your existing camp registration software!!! Streamline your communication process - Keep staff connected and engaged - Keep parents informed and happy; It’s child's play with myCAMPapp!Learn More
RegpackRegpack: Camp Management Software
Learn More
UltraCamp: Camp Management SoftwareLearn More
Camp ChannelCamp Channel: Online since 1995, the Camp Channel is once again offering website development & maintenance; as well as camper & staff recruitment listings within, (special needs), and (group rentals).Learn More
Camps With Friends Camps With Friends is a dynamic platform bridging summer camps and families. We streamline the discovery and enrollment process for families, while offering camps robust marketing and innovative tools like 'Camp Moments' to engage their audience. Through our services, camps amplify their impact, reach more children, and create enriching experiences that cultivate lifelong memories.Learn More
Campsi: Campsi is an online summer camp directory designed to help camps get their names out there and reach as many prospective campers as possible. Our focus will be marketing to parents as a one-stop destination to find the perfect summer camps for their kids. We aim to have the most comprehensive and up to date list of summer camps throughout the United States and Canada. Every camp is welcome and encouraged to create a completely free listing to showcase their camp. For those looking for enhanced marketing features, Campsi also offers an upgraded tier.Learn More
The CampanyThe Campany: Whether you’re looking for a new website or a facelift for your existing website, you want the very best. The Campany will create a custom responsive design that fits the image, brand, and positioning of your organization in a manner that will generate leads, create conversions, and improve your bottom line. The Campany has the expertise to produce significant results.
Learn More
First Student: First Student is North America’s largest and most trusted provider of chartered yellow school bus transportation because we have the best drivers, buses and customer service.Learn More
Lux Bus America: Safe, reliable, charter bus transportation for your camps. Our real time vehicle GPS tracks day-of transportation, and can then be shared with the parents. Parents can track the shuttle’s progress with any smartphone or computer and see (live time) their child traveling to/from Summer Camp. New vehicles, charging ports, restrooms, HDMI connection, WiFi, $25Million Insurance!! Bus Yard locations in Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego. We cover all of California!
Learn More
Empty section. Edit page to add content here.

Check out the Buyer’s Guide for more information about each company.