Because of Camp. . .® 

At camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that "I can" is much more powerful than "I can't", magic happens. In an environment created just for them, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

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The American Camp Association

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else. As a leading authority in youth development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.

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Start A Camp - How ACA Can Help

ACA has a variety of excellent resources for information, inspiration, & encouragement.

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Research Reports, Summaries, Data, and Maps

All the data from all the research.

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ACA YOB 2.0!

Measuring Outcomes Just Got Simpler! Introducing YOB 2.0 Analysis Tools!