Blogs

camper on beach
January 5, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses a new study called Similarities and Differences in Summer Camps: A Mixed Methods Study of Lasting Outcomes and Program Elements.

Camper on horseback
January 4, 2021

If one positive thing has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s this: we have collectively realized the benefits of many of the experiences we took for granted prior to the pandemic. Parents and caregivers became more interested in... Read More

Episode #32
December 21, 2020

CampWire is pleased to bring you a conversation on hiring for diversity — full of value for camps and youth-serving organizations. Our expert panel covers topics around how camps can identify their diversity needs; how they can benefit from a... Read More

staff walking young campers
December 15, 2020

ACA has been advocating for camps and other youth-serving organizations at the federal and state level with an urgency and focus at an unprecedented level — matching the unimaginable challenges camps and camp professionals are facing today. One... Read More

camper holding fish
December 7, 2020

Twelve-plus-hour days. Extreme temperatures. Mental and physical exhaustion. Low pay. Sound like fun? Then why do millions of teens and 20-something-year-olds work at camp every summer? Better yet, why do camp professionals make a career out of... Read More

December 7, 2020

Through ACA’s Professional Development Center, your program has an opportunity to streamline staff training to the 21st century. Our Custom Course Package is like no other. With the capability to train your staff from a robust list of courses... Read More

Episode #31
November 24, 2020

On this episode of CampWire, we are joined by Liz Kimmelman of Tumbleweed Day Camp in Los Angeles, CA and Andy Shlensky from North Star Camp for Boys in Hayward, WI.  We talk about how their camps safely served student communities as kids... Read More

Learning Center screenshot
November 17, 2020

ACA is excited to announce our recently redesigned and updated online learning center with the release of four new special packages featuring hot topics for camp professionals. 

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