As the holiday season approaches, we at the American Camp Association (ACA) realize we have many reasons to be grateful.

In the camp world, there are so many people who make an impact, and we are thankful for all of you.

Thank you to the donors who invest in scholarships to send more children to camp. Thank you to our volunteer leaders who advocate for more camp experiences for more children. Thank you to the thousands of camp professionals who invest and dedicate your entire lives into providing positive camp experiences to as many children as possible.  Our work is more important than ever!

Camp helps children learn leadership and social skills, while teaching them how to be independent. It helps children stay active and have fun.

If you are trying to find a perfect gift for someone special, consider giving the gift of camp. Make a donation to ACA’s Send a Child to Camp Fund in someone’s honor.

The Send a Child to Camp Fund sends hundreds of children to camp each year — children who otherwise may not have been given the opportunity.

Camp acts as a bright light in children’s lives. It is a place where children can form friendships that last a lifetime and learn new skills that will help them prepare mentally and emotionally for college, career, and beyond.

The holiday season is filled with miracles and light. It is a time to be grateful for what we have and what we can give. If you can, please consider making a tax-deductible, charitable gift to help children achieve the life-changing experience of time at camp.

Happy Holidays!