In today’s world, the benefits of building character skills and traits such as gratitude, kindness, creativity, curiosity, perseverance, resiliency, empathy, courage, and teamwork could not be more important.
The American Camp Association (ACA) is the key to unlocking a future where all children thrive. ACA provides research, education, and training to promote safe and healthy camp experiences for all families.
Learn about our research, our evaluation tools and services, and research related to youth development and out-of-school time experiences, such as camp, conducted by a wide variety of scholars and experts.
Please join the ACA Board of Directors, volunteer leaders, and staff as we gather in Washington, DC, to educate our elected officials on the important impact that camps have on communities across the country.