Camp Sites, Facilities, and Programs Report: 2008

Improve Camp Business Operations

The American Camp Association (ACA) continues its signature research efforts into the business of camp operations. Data about Camp Sites, Facilities, and Programs were gathered in the fall of 2007 in a survey of 1,350 camp owners and operators who were randomly selected based on stratified sampling to represent the almost 2,700 camps affiliated with the American Camp Association.

Information is available for:

  • camp grounds,
  • camp facilities,
  • camp programs,
  • camp sessions,
  • camp staffing, and
  • camp environmental programs and practices.

These reports contains the latest camp program information for day camps, resident camps, and camp rental operations across the U.S. and is the most comprehensive study of sites, facilities, and programs available to the industry. Two sets of information are provided for day camps, resident camps, and camp rental operations:

  • Summary Reports (including easy-to-read graphs and charts)
  • Tables
    Specific information organized by sponsor group (agency, religious, independent for profit and independent nonprofit), season (summer-only and year-round) number of guests, and region of the country (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-America, Southern, and Western). Tables include information on camp grounds, camp facilities, camp programs, camp sessions, camp staffing, and camp environmental programs and practices.