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Campers learning about gardening
May 22, 2017

This blog is part of a series that gives a snapshot of the results of the Sites, Facilities, and Programs survey completed by 2,426 ACA-accredited camps. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.

May 16, 2017

This blog is part of a series that gives a snapshot about the results of ACA’s Sites, Facilities, and Programs survey. About 2,426 ACA-accredited camps responded to the survey, and this post features what camps are doing toward environmental... Read More

Girl eating by lake
May 14, 2017

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 14–20, 2017), Margaret Redmond, MD, discusses how to be lower the chances of food allergy reactions at camp and what to do in case of allergen ingestion.

Food allergy is a common topic for... Read More

May 11, 2017

Listen to the third episode of CampWire as the Director of Marketing from Camp Tecumseh discussing marketing and media at camp. Stream the episode below or subscribe on iTunes.

 

May 9, 2017

Each year, the American Camp Association conducts rigorous industry research to help better understand the camp industry and to support camps in their work. The Site, Facilities, and Programs Survey is one of three surveys administered on a... Read More

May 1, 2017

Nellie was a conundrum. She didn’t smile very readily and preferred hanging out at the edge of camper groups. She didn’t initiate conversation either; she generally waited until someone approached her. She rarely spoke to counselors and tended to... Read More

April 24, 2017

Greetings Camp Evaluators!  Today’s post is the first in a series built around ACA’s newest industry research: the 2017 Site, Facilities, and Programs Report.

April 18, 2017

Working closely and networking with other camp professionals is one of the best tools for growing our own camp programs. I am fortunate to have a dear friend, Audrey Monke, who is the owner/director of Gold Arrow Camp in California. Audrey is... Read More

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