college student wearing mask sitting in grass with laptop
January 15, 2021

COVID-19 remains a real threat to operations and knowing what is to come this summer. Nonetheless, finding quality summer staff is a must — even if those staffing plans are contingent on what happens with vaccines, state orders, and CDC... Read More

NASA Perseverance
January 11, 2021

You, your campers, and camp families are invited to join the celebration of the landing on February 18, 2021 of the next NASA rover on Mars, named Perseverance!

camper on beach
January 5, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses a new study called Similarities and Differences in Summer Camps: A Mixed Methods Study of Lasting Outcomes and Program Elements.

Camper on horseback
January 4, 2021

If one positive thing has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s this: we have collectively realized the benefits of many of the experiences we took for granted prior to the pandemic. Parents and caregivers became more interested in... Read More

Episode #32
December 21, 2020

CampWire is pleased to bring you a conversation on hiring for diversity — full of value for camps and youth-serving organizations. Our expert panel covers topics around how camps can identify their diversity needs; how they can benefit from a... Read More

staff walking young campers
December 15, 2020

ACA has been advocating for camps and other youth-serving organizations at the federal and state level with an urgency and focus at an unprecedented level — matching the unimaginable challenges camps and camp professionals are facing today. One... Read More

camper holding fish
December 7, 2020

Twelve-plus-hour days. Extreme temperatures. Mental and physical exhaustion. Low pay. Sound like fun? Then why do millions of teens and 20-something-year-olds work at camp every summer? Better yet, why do camp professionals make a career out of... Read More

December 7, 2020

Through ACA’s Professional Development Center, your program has an opportunity to streamline staff training to the 21st century. Our Custom Course Package is like no other. With the capability to train your staff from a robust list of courses... Read More