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October 31, 2015
“When one thinks of the 31st of October,” Juliette Low wrote in 1923, “one associates the day with Halloween when imps and witches fly about…On that night, I made my appearance in the world. Little did I dream when I was young and tried Halloween... Read More
October 27, 2015
While October is National Bullying Awareness Month, what can we do as a camp community to bring awareness year round?
September 1, 2015
In this video blog, ACA CEO Tom Holland encourages you to participate in Camp Moves Me 2015. In last year's inaugural fundraising event, we moved together to raise over $55,000 for the cause of camp.
July 21, 2015
Before my first day of teaching high school, a colleague came to my classroom as I worked feverishly to get it set up and ready for the students. He came to give me a gift. This gift was three films: Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver, and Mr... Read More
June 24, 2015
Throughout my professional life as an educator, I have always advocated for the advancement of curriculum to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world. I continue to advocate for the development of curriculum that includes STEM lessons as well as non-... Read More
June 19, 2015
A blog post from American Camp Association CEO, Tom Holland
June 15, 2015
My camp wasn’t in the middle of nowhere, out in the woods. Rather, it was in the city, in the middle of an urban neighborhood, row houses and all. Many of the children my camp hosted were poor, inner-city types, whose parents couldn’t afford an... Read More
May 8, 2015
When I was directing my camp program, I remember once asking a newly enrolled 11 year old, who was attending camp for the first time: ‘Well, are you ready?’