Educating the Whole Child

The American Camp Association® (ACA) believes the organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of the whole child. ACA supports year-round educational opportunities and actively supports the extension of organized camp experiences to all children.


Explore 30 Camp Reading Program
Research shows that children can experience “summer learning loss” during summer months. Beginning this summer, the American Camp Association is launching the Explore 30 Camp Reading Programwhich addresses summer learning loss by providing youth with at least 30 minutes of reading time per day.  Learn more.


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