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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Don’t wait ‘til you get to camp to start being the best counselor ever.

1. Check out this infographic.

 

2. Sign up for a free ACA membership.

Get loads of discounts and access to camp resources.
(For those of you who have... Read More

Monday, April 7, 2014

Former ACA CEO Peg Smith shares her personal experiences and favorite memories of camp. Learn why Smith calls camp "the best gift you can give a young person."

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Working at camp is great way to hone your skills, meet new people, and have fun. But if you’re new to camp or are looking for a new camp to experience, where do you start your job search?

Here are 3 tips to help you find a summer camp job... Read More

Friday, March 21, 2014

Guest post by Posie Taylor

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A few years back I conducted a study with kids who had gone to summer camp for at least six or seven years. I asked them to talk about their camp experiences, and from their stories identified convincing evidence that summer camp is an important... Read More

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

For today's kids, free, unstructured play is on the decline, and access to the outdoors is dwindling. Former ACA CEO Peg Smith explains why play is so critical to a child's success. Read Peg's article in USA Today.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Guest post by Kevin Austin

As Rex, Stephanie, and I walked we argued over the proper way to sing "Rig of Bamboo.” We were at the Lazy W Ranch for the Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA), and took a walk while sharing our camp... Read More

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This guest post is by Audrey Monke, owner and director of Gold Arrow Camp.

I love flipping my calendar to January and the promise it offers of a fresh start. There’s something about the clean pages of a whole year stretched out in front of... Read More

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