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lake at sunset
October 13, 2020

When it is hard to determine what to do next, the one thing that can be controlled in challenging times (or any time) is our response. 

CampCounts graphic
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

Episode #30
September 14, 2020

On this bonus edition of CampWire - we sit down with school psychologist, adolescent and family counselor, SADD Chairman and CEO, camp director, researcher, motivational speaker, and college professor - Stephen Gray Wallace!  During this archived... 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.

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

Legs of students against brick wall
September 1, 2020

What should you consider before making a determination that your camp should offer community educational support?

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