Blogs

camp staff looking at night sky
July 8, 2019

Summer camp season is a busy time for camp professionals, but don't forget to take time to soak it in.

campers
July 8, 2019

Parents. I have them. I know them. I am one. And I was a day camp director who interacted with parents daily (and in the evenings, over the weekends, and, yes, even once on Christmas day). I know the central role that parents play in the daily... Read More

NASA Apollo Anniversary graphic
July 1, 2019

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, these summer camp activities will help campers connect to the moon.

Brave Trails campers
June 26, 2019

LGBTQ+ leadership camps allow LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves and feel accepted and loved in a summer camp environment.

Campers sitting on hammocks
June 24, 2019

What is program quality at summer camp? Is it really worth it? ACA research assistant Rob Warner shares some highlights from his interview with Don Whipple from Mountain Camp.

June 17, 2019

Working at summer camp helps young adults learn skills that will be valuable in their future careers, including leadership, communication, and more.

June 10, 2019

In this blog, Jessie Dickerson describes how camp researchers and camp professionals came together at the 2019 ACA National Conference to envision a future for camp research.

June 3, 2019

George Khalaf is the executive director of Empatico - a new business partner of the American Camp Association. In this episode, listen to George talk about Empatico's vision and how they can help camps connect their campers with kids around the... Read More

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