Camp Was Made For Summer Learning

A blog post from American Camp Association CEO, Tom Holland 

Day Camp - Fun Is Right Around the Corner

Last week, ACA CEO Tom Holland welcomed us to camp. This week, Tom explains a few reasons why “Fun Is Right Around the Corner” at a day camp near you.

Fun and Safety - The Benefits of ACA Accreditation

American Camp Association (ACA) CEO Tom Holland’s new video shares his thoughts on the importance of ACA accreditation. ACA-accredited camp experiences allow children to grow, create, share, and have fun in a safe, structured environment. ACA’s comprehensive accreditation process covers a wide range of camp programs and safety standards, from camper-to-staff rations and kitchen safety to the personal growth of campers during their stay at camp. 

Learning Life Skills at Camp

"Teamwork, collaboration, and communication. . .these skills are necessary for the success of children later in life."

In this video blog, ACA CEO Tom Holland explains that camp is about more than just "hard skills." As they grow up, children will remember the lessons that their camp experiences taught them, helping them to become better, more well rounded adults. The key life skills learned at camp follow children for the rest of their lives. 

Searching for Mr. Holland

Before my first day of teaching high school, a colleague came to my classroom as I worked feverishly to get it set up and ready for the students. He came to give me a gift. This gift was three films: Dead Poets SocietyStand and Deliver, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

Respect: How We Can Put a Stop to Hatred and Division

Throughout my professional life as an educator, I have always advocated for the advancement of curriculum to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world. I continue to advocate for the development of curriculum that includes STEM lessons as well as non-cognitive skills.

Camp Moves Me 2015 - A Message from Tom Holland

In this video blog, ACA CEO Tom Holland encourages you to participate in Camp Moves Me 2015. In last year's inaugural fundraising event, we moved together to raise over $55,000 for the cause of camp. 

Tom Holland, CEO, Biography

Tom HollandChief Executive Officer, American Camp Association

Videos for Parents

Welcome to Camp

ACA CEO Tom Holland discusses some of the many benefits of the organized camp experience.

Get Outside with Camp

Camp provides children with an opportunity to get away from screens, get outside, and get active.