staff huddle
July 26, 2021

We all know that representation matters. We sculpt the way we see the world and how we interact with it by what we come into contact with. Our reality is shaped by the people we encounter and the way they represent themselves and their identities... Read More

camper on water tube
July 19, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses ACA's new, easy-to-use, free survey tool that helps measure the outcomes of camp programs.

July 12, 2021

To continue with our blog series spotlighting the work our Community of Practice has been doing, I’m sharing what our Assessment Development Working Group worked on over the winter. As a reminder, we created three distinct working groups focused... Read More

Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge illustration
July 9, 2021

Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, but monitoring efforts can bring early warning of potential disease outbreaks. Campers in your programs can help! Take photos of mosquito "babies" (larvae) and their habitats then use the GLOBE... Read More

July 6, 2021

When camps receive negative COVID-19 screening tests, it is a result of deliberate planning, excellent communication, earned compliance, diligent execution — and a little luck! The situation of achieving negative tests is reflective of the... Read More

Camper in goggles performing expirement
July 5, 2021

Captivating and interactive NASA eClipsTM resources use best practices to inspire youth through STEM experiences in nonformal and formal settings.  Because of their on demand availability, the short, content-rich activities and video segments are... Read More

Episode #39
July 2, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Susan Fee and Tanea Mills to discuss how mindfulness practices can enhance the camp experience. 

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June 28, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act recently expanded the 2021 child tax credit and made advanced payments available. As a result, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a toolkit (PDF) that you can share with your camp parents to help them... Read More