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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.