Latest ACA Blog Posts

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.

May 8, 2015

When I was directing my camp program, I remember once asking a newly enrolled 11 year old, who was attending camp for the first time: ‘Well, are you ready?’

April 9, 2015

Photo courtesy of Kingswood Camp for Boys, Piermont NH.

By Bob and Rob Wipfler. A part of Camp 101, a blog series for ACA. 

April 7, 2015

We all strive to teach the skills necessary for our campers’ future successes. Camp is a critical place for this learning. This is what I love about what we do: Skills that we share with our campers and staff will make a difference not only in their classroom performance over the next nine months; rather it will form a foundation for a lifetime.

February 24, 2015

by Bob and Rob Wipfler. Part of Camp 101, a guest blog series for ACA. 

February 12, 2015

by Mark Shivers 

Photo courtesy of Cheley Colorado Camps, Estes Park, Colorado.