The NORTHEAST CAMPGROUND ASSOCIATION is dedicated to the promotion and growth of camping through networking and education in collaboration with state associations.
The concept of an ‘association of associations’ began in 1965 as representatives of state campground associations met to plan the program of the Eastern Conference on Camping Areas. After more than a decade of successful conferences and meetings, a formal organization was created known as the COUNCIL OF NORTHEAST CAMPGROUND ASSOCIATIONS (CNCA) in 1976.
The CNCA’s purpose was to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and to explore and implement programs of mutual benefit to state associations and their campgrounds on a regional basis. In 1981, the CNCA became the NORTHEAST REGION of the NCOA (NATIONAL CAMPGROUND OWNERS ASSOCIATION). Then in 1985 the association’s bylaws were revised and strengthened to provide for a wider range of services to the campgrounds of the northeast and the name of the Northeast Region was changed to the NORTHEAST CAMPGROUND ASSOCIATION, INC.
The NCA encompasses all ten northeast states including Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Through this networking, it has been proven that campground operators can improve their campground businesses and thus improve the camping experience provided to the camping public.
A ten member Board that includes representatives from each of the participating state associations plus the past NCA President governs NCA. NCA’s current Executive Director, David Tetrault, was hired in the fall of 1990 and maintains the association’s office and day-to-day business activities.
The Northeast Campground Association strives to benefit the camping industry through the continued education and information supplied to its member campgrounds.