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.
Help us provide evidence that camp matters — both to the economy and to the growth and development of current and future generations. All day and overnight camps, whether connected to ACA or not, are encouraged to participate.
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.