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Kids running
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

During the October 2015 meeting of the ACA Board of Directors two areas of strategic focus were proposed and adopted by the board; accreditation and research. It’s been exciting to see that through a strong staff and volunteer partnership both... Read More

campers in canoe
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Greetings from the ACA Research Team!  As you might have heard, ACA has identified research as one of its strategic priorities for the next 5 years. This is exciting news for camp professionals because it promises new data, recognition, and... Read More

Tick
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

As staffers, parents and kids prepare for another memorable summer at camp, there is one important detail that must not escape our attention - doing everything possible to ensure that children are protected from the blacklegged ticks that... Read More

MESH Logo
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Exposure to adverse childhood events (ACE) can lead children to drinking alcohol, smoking, illicit drug use, overeating, and other maladaptive behaviors (Stevens, 2015). These children can experience depression, anxiety, and a variety of other... Read More

Camper on a zipline at Golden Arrow Camp in Clovis, CA
Monday, May 2, 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation with a camp staff member who didn’t have a great story about a transformational experience that happened to some child at their camp. The shy camper that blossomed in a supportive environment, the child... Read More

Volunteers
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

With ACA’s new strategic focus on accreditation and research comes the need to evolve our practices and services at a national level. In order to accomplish these important tasks, two special task forces have been working diligently to prepare... Read More

Monday, April 25, 2016

Attend any gathering of camp professionals over the winter and spring, and you are bound to hear bits of conversations about enrollment. . .“How is enrollment going at your camp?” “We seem to be up a little overall, but especially with our girls... Read More

CA CEO Tom Holland with Christy Goldfuss, White House Council on Environmental Quality and Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It’s National Park Week and National Environmental Education Week (NEEW) — why should the camp movement take notice?  Sure, they are both nice events. All National Parks have free admission this week. NEEW celebrates environmental learning... Read More

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