Camps and International Exchange Programs

Posted: May 13, 2013

ACA camps work intentionally to develop communities that bring everyone closer — living and learning together.

Seth Godin once said: “For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”

ACA camps create “tribes.” Within camps, there are often multiple tribes witnessed by cabin groups or activity groups while each unique tribe still feels a part of the camp community, at large.

ACA camps who participate in international exchange programs are setting the stage for an expanded understanding of today’s culture and the opportunity to create a “global tribe.”

This is an extraordinary demonstration of global leadership within the ACA camp community. Godin tells us that we can belong to tribes but can’t cut ourselves off from others: “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.”

He is talking about camp! 

Understanding can help prevent hate. Reduce hate and you promote hope!

Learn more (and participate in) about ACA’s recent call to action regarding international staff.

Photo courtesy of Camp Howe, Goshen, Massachusetts