Camp Trends: Year Round Camps

While still a debate in many communities, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, 14 percent of schools operate on a year-round calendar. Camps are extending the season and diversifying their services to accommodate this trend. The 1999 ACA accreditation standards program changed from accrediting only the summer program to accrediting camps' year-round operation. New partnerships with school systems are emerging as a way to help children retain learning over the summer. With the increase in home schooling, parents are looking for opportunities for their children to gain socialization skills, and camp is the perfect solution.

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