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.
In 2016, ACA set out to explore the lasting impacts of camp and the ways camp experiences prepare young people for college, their careers, and their lives beyond camp. The study had both youth and staff components. Learn more about the study and download a free copy of the final report.