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Publish Date: 2015-12-08
The bill closes a loophole in the federal law that prevents youth-serving organizations, such as camps, from gaining access to federal criminal background checks on employees and volunteers.
Publish Date: 2015-11-17
American Camp Association® to launch new training program for camps serving youth with chronic or life-threatening illnesses at 2016 National Conference
Publish Date: 2015-11-10
The gift of camp is one that never breaks, something children never grow tired of, and an experience that offers the recipient life-long benefits.
Publish Date: 2015-10-06
The American Camp Association is shifting from a focus only on the visit to a focus on continuous compliance with the standards.
Publish Date: 2015-09-15
At the August ACA Board of Directors meeting, a recommendation put forth by the National Standards Commission to adapt the accreditation process was unanimously approved.
Publish Date: 2015-05-12
After a comprehensive search, the American Camp Association® (ACA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tom Holland has been named CEO of this national organization effective June 1, 2015.
Publish Date: 2015-02-01
ACA is honored to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2015 Awards. We greatly appreciate their continued dedication and contributions to camp and ACA.
Publish Date: 2014-10-14
Peg L. Smith, the American Camp Association’s CEO and champion of the camp experience and youth development for 16 years, will retire January 1, 2015.
ACA and the Children & Nature Network Announce a Partnership to Connect Children and Families to NaturePublish Date: 2014-10-10
ACA and the Children & Nature Network announce the launch of their partnership to further the common goals of both organizations to significantly increase opportunities for children to get outside and experience nature.
Publish Date: 2014-07-10