What is Membership?

You know how being a camp professional is exciting, rewarding, and absolutely AWESOME, but can be lonely, stressful, and overwhelming all at the same time? Membership gives you a community of camp and youth development professionals who get it, resources that make your job easier and save you time, and a place to have conversations about all things big and small. All of this leads to huge growth for you and your camp, both in what you'll take away and in the time you'll save.

What is Membership Not?

It's not another item for your never-ending to-do list. Membership comes with lots of benefits, but none of them are required. Take advantage of what works for you and skip anything that doesn't. Membership isn't about know it all or being the best. It's about learning and growing together.

THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUCK

Membership Benefits

Daily Professional Development
Daily Virtual Meeting Options

We offer a wide range of meetings tailored for executives and owners, program directors, and everyone in between.

Virtual Course
Virtual Courses for Frontline Staff

Our virtual courses are ready to send out to an unlimited number of staff. They cover mental health, seasonal leadership, and more.

Progressive Online Community
Progressive Online Community

Sharing values jumpstarts trust AND the work. Need a staff manual? Have a program question? Get valuable answers in minutes.

Resources
Members-Only Resources

Staff training schedules and sessions, leadership staff trainings, feedback help, and more are already made and ready to be used.

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Free Seminars

Our monthly seminars are FREE for members. Led by incredible facilitators around timely topics, these can be shared with your team.

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More

Cohorts, professional support, proofreading help, access to camp experts, special conference meetups, and so much more!

Pricing

Invest in Membership

Membership is like having an extra team member working for you part-time and attending a conference every week. It saves you time, it gets you closer to done, and it helps you stay in camping longer. Dollar for dollar, it's the best professional development value in the industry.

 

Individual memberships will increase to $69/month or $750/year beginning February 1. Register before then to lock in the current rates!

Individual Membership
$ 600/year or $50/month

Individual memberships come with the resources, the basic virtual course option, Slack and meeting access for one person, and all other benefits.

Camp Membership
$999/year or $99/month

Camp memberships come with the resources, the basic virtual course option, Slack and meeting access for three people, and all other benefits.

Scholarship rates are available. Learn more here. Scholarship rates will also increase Feb. 1.
Want to try it for a month? You can do that here.

Our Members

With more than 180 members representing more than 150 camps, there's almost always someone who gets where you're coming from and is ready to brainstorm with you. Our members share a commitment to fostering innovation, inclusivity, and a sense of belonging.

Our Members Represent
  • Overnight Camps
  • Day Camps
  • Combination Camps
  • Trip Camps
  • Camps on Campus
  • Nonprofit Camps
  • For Profit Camps
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Medical Camps
  • Special Needs Camps
  • Agency Camps (Girl Scouts, 4H, YMCA, & More)
  • Volunteer-Run Camps
  • Many more!
Our Members Serve As
  • Executive Directors
  • Program Directors
  • Camp Directors
  • Camp Owners
  • Program Directors
  • Vice Presidents
  • Operations Director
  • Facility Directors
  • Volunteer Directors
  • Youth Program Managers
  • Program Coordinators
  • Seasonal Leaders
  • More!

Why Dex Loves It

Why Members Love It

Testimonials

Don't take our word for it! Hear from some of our members who represent all different types of camps and have all different types of jobs.

Ru Foster

TSCS has given me a community of people who think and feels about camp exactly like I do, people who i can turn to when in crisis or just need a few brains to pick who’ve been there and done it.

Assistant Camp Director, YMCA Camp Sloane Ru Foster
Lenny Lorenz
I love being in community with people who want to see themselves, camps, and other professionals grow. TSCS is full of the most supportive problem solvers around!
Seasonal Leader, Camp Mosey Wood Lenny Lorenz
Sami Eron

TSCS gives me a community of support to navigate the challenges and to celebrate the successes! Being a member has made me a more confident leader, and have given me lifelong friendships with the most supportive humans!

Summer Camp Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Sami Eron

Who is Membership Right For?

Membership is the perfect fit for camp and youth development professionals who are looking to streamline their tasks and focus on what truly matters. Whether you're a first-year program coordinator or a seasoned executive with two decades or more of experience, our diverse range of meetings and resources cater to everyone's needs. Discover how our membership can empower you to make a lasting impact on the lives of young individuals.

Have questions? Need help convincing your boss or board?

We're here to help! Reach out to Alice at alice@thesummercampsociety.com.