Congratulations ACA Innovation Incubators!












ACA’s Raise the Bar initiative — an exploratory process to discover and share best practices and youth development outcomes from camps across the country — recently completed its application and selection process.

ACA congratulates the outstanding programs participating in the initiative:

Younger Cohort
Rick Kone, Rise Program
Andy Pritikin, Liberty Lake Day Camp
Jacki Breger, CityLife-LA
Rose Davilmar, TFC Youth Empowerment Camp
Stephanie Bundy, Camp Kinneret
Kyle McSherry, Camp Fire Toccoa
Amanda Mejia, Sherwood Forest, Summer Reading Program – The Book Club
Jane Sanborn,  Sanborn Western Camps & Outdoor Education Center
Tom Fraker, STEM Centered Outdoor Enrichment
Matt Smith, Camp Longacre
Susan Pion, Boonshoft Museum Summer Discovery Camp
Sue Ann Dodson, Camp Tanasi, GSUSA
Riel Peerbooms, Trail Blazer Camps

Older Cohort
Larry Davis, Camp Pemigiwassett Nature Instruction Clinic
Steve Baskin, Camp Champions
Ryan Rosen, Camp Kinneret
Elaine Brinkley, Camp Fire Toccoa
Maria Hamann, Girl Scouts of Northern California &  THRIVE Foundation
Alan Kissack, Camp Kingsley Pines
Katie Miesle, Outstanding Team
Scott Brody, Camps Everwood, Kenwood, and Evergreen
Ariella Rogge, Sanborn Western Camps & Outdoor Education Center

We look forward to sharing resources and information from the initiative in future articles, presentations, and on this Web page, as they emerge.

Learn more about Raise the Bar.

Photo courtesy of Cheley Colorado Camps, Estes Park, Colorado