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September 23, 2014

We all hear many references to the educational opportunity “out-of-school time” represents for children. You know, that time between 3pm and 10pm, weekends, holidays, and the whale of them all, summer — it adds up. And in this time real change... Read More

July 16, 2014

Our job is to help campers form connections with us as staff, each other, and their inner selves. If we can help connect them, their best qualities will shine.

As a camp counselor, the findings of brain research can be a tool to lead your... Read More

July 2, 2014

In a recent report, young adults were shown to be the most stressed-out generation (Sifferlin, 2013). This summer at camp, odds are you’ll have your share of stressful moments, so it’s important to know some self-care and stress relief strategies... Read More

June 4, 2014

Guest post by Tamsin Andrews

So you’ve made it. You’ve finally got that e-mail or phone call or snail mail letter and you’re over the moon, you’re on staff, and it’s like being a camper without bed time and full access to the snack stuff... Read More

May 7, 2014

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Camp experiences are great ways for campers (and you!) to stay active in the summer.

April 23, 2014

Don’t wait ‘til you get to camp to start being the best counselor ever.

1. Check out this infographic.


2. Sign up for a free ACA membership.

Get loads of discounts and access to camp resources.
(For those of you who have... Read More

April 7, 2014

Former ACA CEO Peg Smith shares her personal experiences and favorite memories of camp. Learn why Smith calls camp "the best gift you can give a young person."


March 26, 2014

Working at camp is great way to hone your skills, meet new people, and have fun. But if you’re new to camp or are looking for a new camp to experience, where do you start your job search?

Here are 3 tips to help you find a summer camp job... Read More