The Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP®) is the signature training offered by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). The goal of CAMP® is to provide customized, high-quality, and engaging training through presentations, hands-on exercises, group discussions, networking, and mentoring. CAMP® is led by qualified preservation professionals in support of NAPC’s mission, helping to build strong local preservation programs and leaders through education, training and advocacy. NAPC’s exceptional team of CAMP Trainers include commissioners, local, state and national staff members, attorneys, consultants and commission partners. CAMP® is offered in both virtual and in-person formats and ranges from 1-6 topics in length, depending on a community’s budget and training needs.
Browse the CAMP Menu below for more details on the curriculum.
"The NAPC CAMP was one of the best trainings I’ve ever participated in. The trainers were incredibly knowledgeable and personable. They all took the time to get to know our communities before the training and made sure everyone had ample opportunity to comment, ask questions, and participate. I think everyone finished the CAMP not only more knowledgeable but feeling reinvigorated and ready to start implementing some new strategies and ideas to better serve our community.” - CAMP Attendee, Pennsylvania
"CAMP Training tackles the most relevant topics in historic preservation, providing information and practical guidance that can be applied immediately in most any jurisdiction to improve the functionality and relevancy of local commissions and support best practices in the field. Very worthwhile!” - CAMP Attendee, California
"The CAMP training was informative, interesting, balanced, comprehensive and fun. It stimulated creativity among our HDC members and staff, and rejuvenated us in ways I did not expect. One of the best trainings I have attended!” - CAMP Attendee, New Hampshire
"No matter how often I attend CAMP, I always take away something new and valuable to help with the Commissions I staff. Every session has something to offer - don't miss this opportunity whenever it's available!” - CAMP Attendee, Indiana
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