ACA Announces Educational Alliance with the NRCCUA

Indianapolis, IN (February 26, 2013) — The American Camp Association (ACA) is pleased to announce a new educational alliance with the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a nonprofit educational research organization that, for forty years, has conducted the largest nationwide survey of high school students and serves as a communications link between college-bound high school students and public and private colleges and universities.

The data collected through the NRCCUA and ACA alliance will help ACA reach and serve the needs of campers, staff, and their families, especially those interested in college who might otherwise be missed. Through this alliance, campers (who are second-semester eighth graders or above) and their parents will be able to create an online college profile page and access ACA and NRCCUA resources.

Learn more about college planning resources available to ACA campers and staff.

"All children and youth deserve to have access to quality education and higher learning. ACA's educational alliance with NRCCUA will provide our campers, staff, and families with resources and opportunities to make their educational dreams a reality," says Peg Smith, ACA's chief executive officer.

Says Ed Doody, executive vice president of NRCCUA: “We are delighted with our ACA research alliance motivating campers to achieve their dreams of college graduation. Camps provide our youth with a life-defining experience that complements their classroom education. We believe that the camp experience is an essential component to achieving college and career success.”

ACA's research covers topics such as youth outcomes of the camp experience, camp program quality assessment and improvement, camp business operations, and more. Find ACA research reports and briefs at  

For more information about ACA’s educational alliances, visit  

About ACA
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