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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.


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.

Armand Baer Ball

Lovera (Sanderson) Ball

Beverly Jane Hodges

Kathryn Lynn Ball

Robin Armand Ball