North American Camp Trust, Inc. (“NACT”) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that was formed in 2016 to preserve and expand the traditional day and overnight children’s summer camp experience. NACT accomplishes its mission by acquiring and operating for-profit camps, converting those camps to 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status, and, through a combination of fundraising and deployment of operating surpluses, providing scholarship assistance to deserving children to attend NACT’s own camps or other high quality camps. NACT assists children who face financial, medical or other challenges.
NACT believes all children should be able to experience summer camp which helps them to:
- Become more self-reliant and develop increased self-confidence and self-esteem;
- Assume greater responsibility for honoring their best selves:
- Learn to support each other in service of their collective well-being; and
- Help to create a safe and secure environment
In January 2019, NACT acquired its first summer camp, Pine Grove Day Camp located in Wall Township, New Jersey. In order to further its charitable purposes, NACT is actively pursuing the acquisition of additional for-profit camps which will be converted to not-for-profit status.
NACT’s Board and staff have extensive experience as leaders in business and nonprofit organizations. They have steered NACT’s launch with a strong dedication to its mission and vision.