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Friday, December 7, 2012
As many of you know, a new national grant announced this past Monday will fund extended school days for ten school districts in five states. (Read more about the grant here.)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
It may be my imagination but, at times, I feel many of us feel that we are far too often dealing with unfriendly spaces or feeling threatened. We may feel physically, emotionally, or even economically threatened. Regardless, the feelings are the... Read More
Friday, November 9, 2012
What happens when children and youth are deprived of play?
Monday, November 5, 2012
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This was Shakespeare’s way of telling us that what matters is what something is, not what it is called. Boy, would Shakespeare love today’s nomenclature. Today, we spend an inordinate amount of... Read More
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I sit here today like many others across the nation watching the weather event taking place in the Northeast. My thoughts go to the children. Although I grew up in “tornado alley,” weather was rarely a distraction. With all of the talk about... Read More
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Guest post by Sarah Andes, a 2009 Mississippi Delta corps member, Teach for America
Summer camp is about discovery. New sports and hobbies. New friends and loves. New tans (at least if you’re in Texas). New songs. New independence. It’s... Read More
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Special thanks to Allison Lee, an archery counselor at Camp Chinqueka, for submitting our last counselor story of the year! Have a great fall — summer will be here again soon!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Thank you, Kyle Lefler, for sharing your summer story! Did staff at your camp overcome any obstacles this summer? Share your favorite memory with media@ACAcamps.org.
Along with much of the East Coast, our little summer camp was devastated... Read More