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Armand Baer Ball

Armand Baer Ball, American former association executive, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Service award American Camping Association, 1989, Druszba award, 2002; named Citizen Year, Sanibel, Florida, 1999, Distinguished Alumni award, George Williams College/Aurora University, 2003.


  • Ball, Armand Baer was born on September 30, 1930 in Dubach, Louisiana, United States. Son of Armand Baer and Lovera (Sanderson) Ball.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Louisiana College, 1951. Master of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1953. Master of Science, George Williams College, 1960.


    • Royal Ambassador director Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, 1953-1957. Program director Woodlawn Boys' Club, Chicago, 1957-1958. Camp/youth director Young Men’s Christian Association, Nashville, 1958-1962.

      Executive director Young Men’s Christian Association Camps Widjiwagan/duNord, St. Paul Young Men’s Christian Association, 1962-1974. Executive American Camping Association, Martinsville, Indiana, 1974-1988. Consultant, 1988—2007.

      Associate Campaign Associates, Philadelphia, 1999—2008.



    Consultant Center Disease Control, St. Petersburg (Russia) & Tyumen (Siberia)Children's Camps, Malaysian Tourist Board, Pan-American Institute Physical Education (Venezuela), Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Project Reach, Boy Scouts American, United Church of Christ, Young Men’s Christian Association, Episcopal Church. Member International Camping Fellowship. Past chair Sanibel Parks and Recreation Committee, 2001-2008, board member Community Housing Resources Inc.

    Member advisory board Center Environmental and Sustainability Education, Florida Gulf Coast University. Member American Society Association Executives (certified associate executive life), Audubon Society, Canadian Camping Association, Kiwanis (Hixon award).


    • Married Beverly Jane Hodges, September 15, 1957. Children: Kathryn Lynn, Robin Armand.
    • father: Armand Baer Ball
    • mother: Lovera (Sanderson) Ball
    • spouse: Beverly Jane Hodges
    • children: Kathryn Lynn Ball
    • Robin Armand Ball
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    Born September 30, 1930
    • 1951
      Louisiana College
    • 1953
      Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1960
      George Williams College
    • 1953 - 1957
      Royal Ambassador, director Florida Baptist Convention
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1957 - 1958
      program director, Woodlawn Boys' Club
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1958 - 1962
      camp/youth director, Young Men's Christian Association
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1962 - 1974
      executive, director Young Men's Christian Association Camps Widjiwagan/duNord
    • 1974 - 1988
      executive, American Camping Association
      Martinsville, Virginia, United States
    • 1988 - 2007
    • 1999 - 2008
      associate, Campaign Associates
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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