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The American Camp Association (ACA) is excited to partner with Empatico, a free tool that connects camps around the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy. 

Empatico, currently incubated by The KIND Foundation, makes it possible for campers ages 6-11 to connect with peers around the globe through a combination of video conferencing, camp-specific activities, and matching with another camp group at least 300 miles away.

If you lead a camp with campers ages 6-11 and believe in the importance of intercultural communication, apply for an Empatico Spark Empathy Grant to receive up to $5,000 to promote empathy, kindness, and curiosity at your camp (or sign up for free here).

Apply for Grant

All camps, summer academic programs, or networks of camps (both non-profit and for-profit) with 6-11 year old campers (grades K-5) who can implement the grant between May 2019 and September 2019 are eligible to apply. Grants are awarded based on the number of camp group leaders participating in the initiative.

Read the blog post: What Can Empatico Help Unlock for Your Camp?