NCA is dedicated to the promotion and growth of camping through
networking and education in collaboration with state associations.

Benefits of NCA Membership

Internet attracts the camping public in staggering numbers, assisting visitors with the selection of the perfect campground or RV park from within our member state associations. The site also provides direct consumer inquiries to each of our member state associations. Member campground and state association websites are linked to this high-traffic site, enhancing their own search engine status. offers our members everything they need to know in order to more effectively operate their businesses. Pelland Advertising is the exclusive web site development and hosting services partner of the NCA.

Regional Marketing

Together, the state associations that make up NCA choose regional publications, camping shows and camping rallies to promote and distribute state camping guides. In April the seven states of NCA will be present at the Boston Outdoor Expo celebrating Camping in the Northeast. Throughout the year 10,000 new NCA rack cards will be distributed across the country highlighting and each association’s contact information.


• NORTHEAST IN-SITES is the official regional newsletter. The newsletter creates a direct dialog between the states and their members.
• The Buyer’s Guide is a quality publication for the campground owner & operator. This guide is a collection of services and products needed by every campground.

Northeast Conference on Camping

The Conference includes three days of professional speakers, workshops and cracker barrel sessions. A regional conference second to none — right in your area.

Conference Leadership Program

Bringing together State, Regional and National presidents, executive directors and officers of state associations to exchange professional viewpoints.

Trade Show

Our extensive search for and attentive service to exhibitors who attend the NCA Trade Show provide bulk buying at its best. The financial support of our business members assures the lowest attendee registration prices possible.

Member Discount on ASCAP License

The primary purpose of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers is to assure that music creators are fairly compensated for the public performance of their works, and that their rights are properly protected. NCA can offer a member discount for your annual ASCAP license. Click here for pricing and information. Then, click here for an application.

MPLC Umbrella License®

Campground owners know that movies are an affordable amenity that guests appreciate. From outdoor “cinema under the stars” nights to rainy day matinees in the recreation center, movies are a safe bet to provide entertainment to all ages. NCA reminds members that a public performance license is required when showing copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs to campers. NCA has worked with MPLC for many years to educate member campgrounds about the benefits of movie showings and provide a cost savings on their Umbrella License which includes approved content from more than 1,000 rights holders such as Disney, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, MGM, and Lionsgate. The discounted price for all current NCA members for 2024 is $529. A great savings from the 2024 MPLC Umbrella License rate of $659 per campground. Download that application here (PDF). We are here to help you get licensed - MPLC.

Scholarship Fund

With a tax exempt IRS 501(c)(3), we are the holding company for each affiliated State Association's funds, responsible for servicing the account, investments and implementing fund raisers to grow the balances for each state.

Miscellaneous Benefits

• To keep the industry strong, the annual GREAT ESCAPE is held in September of each year, in alternate states, providing an outstanding networking opportunity.
• Phone requests for information. Examples include: entertainment contacts, products and services listings, people looking to buy and sell campgrounds, stranded campers needing information, requests for affiliated state camping guides, etc.

Business Member Benefits

NCA Business Members receive discounts on conference services. Click here to download our Business Member Benefits and click here for the 2024 New Business Member Application.