camper and staff wearing masks bumping elbows
October 27, 2020

Open or closed in summer 2020, camps are looking to 2021 and evaluating options for operations next summer. Just as the virus was “novel,” camps that operated during the 2020 season often reported a “camp reimagined” experience, with dates... Read More

October 26, 2020

If you have solid wood furniture, then you made a great investment. Camp bunk beds and classic crate sofas can last for many years, but we often get asked what kind of maintenance goes into such high-quality and heavy-duty products.

lake at sunset
October 13, 2020

The only thing certain about the world we live in is uncertainty. This was true before COVID-19 and will always be part of the human experience. Not reassuring, but 100-percent accurate. When it is hard to determine what to do next, the one thing... Read More

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October 5, 2020

We all know that camp counts. But it's hard to make it count without you. ACA's research team is here to help YOU understand why it's so important to fill out the CampCounts 2020 survey.

camper and staff member
September 28, 2020

There are many reasons why summer camps struggle to find and retain quality staff. We see many camps focus their job descriptions around the cultural elements that the job provides, illustrating the fun benefits of working at camp. While camps... Read More

campers canoeing
September 14, 2020

Offering your camp facilities to retreat and rental groups can increase community engagement and be an important source of revenue during your off-season — especially amid the operational challenges of COVID-19. But renting out your facilities... Read More

September 8, 2020

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a positive outlook for overnight camps and will be a valuable resource as camps look ahead to the summer of 2021.

The study covered four Maine overnight summer... Read More

camper sitting and watching sunset
September 4, 2020

This blog post discusses highlights from the Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth study published by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and... Read More