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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?’

April 9, 2015

By Bob and Rob Wipfler. A part of Camp 101, a blog series for ACA. 

Educators love to talk amongst themselves about their students.  So do camp directors, and our family enjoys predicting which campers will evolve into strong, capable... Read More

April 7, 2015

We all strive to teach the skills necessary for our campers’ future successes. Camp is a critical place for this learning. This is what I love about what we do: Skills that we share with our campers and staff will make a difference not only in... Read More

Hiking in the fog
February 12, 2015

by Mark Shivers 

January 21, 2015

by Rob and Bob Wipfler, a  part of Camp 101, a blog series for ACA. 

Deep in the woods on the other side of the lake, on a remote path known almost exclusively by our campers, rests the Manning plaque on a solid stone foundation.... Read More

January 13, 2015

By Andy Pritikin


It used to be so easy. Mom was home, and kids wanted to play outside, as we only had seven channels on the television (and no central air). Boy, how times have changed. Technological advances have profoundly... Read More