Monday, February 18, 2013

So you’ve found your dream job this summer — you’re working at camp for the first time!* You’ll be spending your summer playing with kids, making a positive impact on their lives, having tons of fun, meeting new people, and making friends. But... Read More

Thursday, February 7, 2013

This week's post is a guest blog from Laura Dallas McSorley, a member of one of ACA's educational allies, Teach For America.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

“Camp is not all about the performance, but the pursuit — the pursuit of relevant experience and knowledge.”

The following article by ACA CEO Peg Smith appeared in USA TODAY on February 1 and 4, 2013.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Each month, Peg will host a guest blogger here on A Word from Peg. This month's guest is Audrey Monke, owner and director of Gold Arrow Camp.

"Camp has taught me to be brave and reach my goals. If it wasn't for camp, I wouldn't be nearly... Read More

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last week, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School horror, I shared on Facebook that I had no words. Since, I have watched and read many reactions to the loss of such innocence. People have expressed such wisdom, insight, and resource. Yet, I am... Read More

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?