Nature Education: Resources for Camps and Families

Take the "Green Spoken Here" Nature Pledge!- Promote contact with nature and pro-environmental behaviors with youth in your programs.  Encourage youth and families to do the same when camp is over.

Get Green!- 107 tips for going "green"

Is your camp providing quality nature programming?  Now you can measure "Affinity for Nature"- ACA has developed a short, simple youth survey that measures the emotional connection that a child can make to the outdoors because of your programs.  Find out if your program is making a difference.

Online Nature Resources- Web sites that can help you, your staff, your campers, and your camper families connect with nature.

Nature Rocks Toolkit for Camps- Nature Rocks is a national program to reach, inspire, and empower millions of families to play and explore in nature.  The Nature Rocks Toolkit for Camps provides a framework to help camps better reach families and keep them engaged with camp programs.

Nature Circle Cards are a "take it with you resource" that makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to create a circle experience for friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.  ACA has collaborated with Hooked on Nature to bring Nature Circle Cards to campers, camp staff, and parents.

Read Green!- List of nature-focused books for parents and children.

ACA Public Policy Information Related to Children and Nature- Learn more about ACA's position on children and nature