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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."
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
March 21, 2014
Guest post by Posie Taylor
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
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.
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
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
December 17, 2013
Guest blog by Ann Sheets
The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year always seems to go by in a hurry for me. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were ringing in this year — and already it’s time to celebrate the holidays and... Read More