A New Direction for Youth Recognition!

Compass Awards is a patch based recognition program to highlight a child's personal achievements. This "merit badge" style program has been used by private camps, after school programs and several National youth organizations since 1999.

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About Our Awards

Activity patches can then velcro to the larger patch to chart a child's progress and be displayed with pride. Whether it is a patch for swimming, rock climbing or just exhibiting team leadership, these awards will bring a new meaning and a sense of accomplishment for all the children in your youth programs.

Many camp activities and personal development awards are already available for your selection. Custom awards can also be developed to meet your specific program needs. The Compass Awards program has been used by private camps, after school programs and several national youth organizations across the country since 1999. Contact us now to find out how you can bring this exciting program to your facility this year!

Custom Programs

With our custom programs you can feature your sponsor or logo in the design.

Camp Classics

Our camp theme features the classic camping shapes (i.e. canoe, arrow).

School Collection

Display patches for any school program utilizing our school themed collection.

Australian Originals

Display your awards in one of our specialty Australian shapes.


Customer Reviews

We're not the only ones that think that Compass Awards are a great product. Check out what previous clients have said about our program.

JCC Camp Tzofim really loves the Compass Awards. We incorporated this into our Closing Circle ceremony at the end of each week for the first time last summer and the children absolutely love it. Using the compasses, we have whole-camp awards where we begin by acknowledge individual campers for their excellence in our specialist activities each week in: Camp Spirit, Arts & Crafts, Team Building, Drama, Teva (Nature), and the coveted Sportsmanship Award in front of the whole camp. We also used this as an opportunity for our counselors to meet with their individual groups and acknowledge each camper for his/her excellence in areas like bravery for trying some thing new, swimming, good attitude, making friends, GaGa excellence, and conflict resolution. The patches provided a tangible way for us to talk about each camper’s growth at his or her level in the form of an icon campers can recognize and remember all year long. They are proud of the patches they earn and parents are thrilled their children are so empowered to earn these badges.

Courtney Jacobson

JCC of the East Bay

Just wanted to tell you what a hit the Camp JCC Compass Awards were this summer! We are a camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 14, and every camper participated in the badge program. We were able to customize our own "merits, units, sports and activities" to match your designs. Badges were a highlight of Fridays at camp, and everyone was acknowledged weekly with approximately 2 badges per week. The fact the we could determine the right time and event to award an individual camper was perfect! Our counselors were able to encourage positive behavior and effort for whatever was appropriate for that camper's age, skills and needs. Parents were thrilled and saw this not only as an award but a source of feedback on the campers' experiences. Thanks for working with us to make it all happen!

Deborah Goldberg

Camp Director

As you are preparing for your upcoming program I encourage you to think outside the box and try this unique program! I have been a Summer Camp Director for over 20 years and this is the best program with the most diverse uses I have had the opportunity to be a part of. This program has helped many staff teams plan their summers and set goals for their camp. This program can be used as teambuilding for your staff team. The camper and parent benefits that come with this program are endless. It has helped with parent communication, camper behavior management, it teaches goal setting and determination, the compass award itself is a great marketing tool for your camp and it really focuses everyone involved on what you are trying to accomplish throughout the summer. Each year the Compass Award Program improves and as a staff team you can develop new ways to incorporate parts of the program into your summer camp plans. Plans are already in the process across the country for this summer and we are excited to see the results! I hope you will join the compass awards program and share with us how it inspires your staff, campers and program at your camp!

Dana Davis