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November 16, 2020

Building systems of continuous quality improvement within our camps and greater community ultimately supports our goal of positive youth development — and this is exactly what the Camp Program Quality Initiative has set out to do.

November 10, 2020

In its first six years, the American Camp Association’s (ACA) Camp Moves Me program raised more than $335,000 to send more than 1,300 kids to ACA-accredited camps.

As we look at the camp industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ACA... Read More

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November 9, 2020

We believe staff culture and camp culture are tied together. They are not separate. The culture your staff embraces and models is your camp culture.

November 9, 2020

Because of COVID-19, summer 2020 was unique, with many camps canceling or adjusting occupancy for their programs. Unfortunately, it looks like this pandemic is here to stay for a while, so camps need to maintain safety measures for programs and... Read More

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October 27, 2020

Open or closed in summer 2020, camps are looking to 2021 and evaluating options for operations next summer.

October 26, 2020

If you have solid wood furniture, then you made a great investment. Camp bunk beds and classic crate sofas can last for many years, but we often get asked what kind of maintenance goes into such high-quality and heavy-duty products.

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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. 

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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.

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