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Celebrating 150 Years of Summer Learning
According to the National Summer Learning Association, most children experience some degree of learning loss in the summer months. Research has shown that participation in camp has a positive effect on children while helping to stem learning loss.
Since the first camp was founded in 1861, camp has offered teachable moments for generations of children and youth. And the experiential nature of camp – the hands on approach to learning – allows all children to feel successful, boosting self-confidence and developing a sense of accomplishment.
Communities and organizations across the country are celebrating the importance of summer learning today. ACA supports National Summer Learning Day, and is proud to represent a community that has encouraged summer learning for 150 years.
We encourage you to share your personal camp experiences, including how camp helped stem summer learning loss and contributed to your education and success. You can also share your experiences on Facebook or Twitter.