Latest ACA Blog Posts

August 11, 2015

"Camp is about active lifestyles and what our kids need today." 

July 21, 2015

by Tom Holland, CEO

YMCA Camp Abnaki, North Hero, VT

Before my first day of teaching high school, a colleague came to my classroom as I worked feverishly to get it set up and ready for the students. He came to give me a gift. This gift was three films: Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

July 21, 2015

"Teamwork, collaboration, and communication. . .these skills are necessary for the success of children later in life."

July 1, 2015

by Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, a guest blog for ACA. 

June 30, 2015

Last week, ACA CEO Tom Holland welcomed us to camp. This week, Tom explains a few reasons why “Fun Is Right Around the Corner” at a day camp near you.

June 24, 2015

by Tom Holland, CEO 

Throughout my professional life as an educator, I have always advocated for the advancement of curriculum to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world. I continue to advocate for the development of curriculum that includes STEM lessons as well as non-cognitive skills. I believe these skills will be at the core of what is needed in tomorrow’s workforce.

June 19, 2015

Photo courtesy of Sanborn Western Camps

A blog post from American Camp Association CEO, Tom Holland 

June 19 is National Summer Learning Day, a time to reflect on what summer learning means and what summer learning loss implies.

May 14, 2015

Guest blog by Diana K. Rice

Where did you learn to swim, read a map, or be part of a team? There’s a good chance it was at camp, right? We know that camp is not just a place for kids to spend a fun summer, but an excellent setting in which kids can learn life skills that they will rely on long after the camp experience has passed.