Parent Blog

Welcome to ACA's Parents Place blog! The Parents Place blog features tips, information, and advice from ACA, as well as other guest bloggers, on child and youth development, health and safety, and of course - camp. 

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November 9, 2015

School breaks are not the time to take a break from learning. Unfortunately, this is what often happens, resulting in a significant drop in students’ mastery of core concepts. The National Summer Learning Association reports that students lose an... Read More

November 3, 2015

"Camp is a time to explore, a time to let your brain grow, and a time to connect with the outside." 

In this video blog, former ACA CEO Tom Holland explains the benefits of getting outside at camp. Camp not only provides children with an... Read More

August 11, 2015

"Camp is about active lifestyles and what our kids need today." 

In this video blog, former ACA CEO Tom Holland explains the benefits of getting active at camp. Camp provides children with an opportunity to get outside and get active:... Read More

July 21, 2015

"Teamwork, collaboration, and communication. . .these skills are necessary for the success of children later in life."

In this video blog, former ACA CEO Tom Holland explains that camp is about more than just "hard skills." As they grow... Read More

July 7, 2015

Former ACA CEO Tom Holland’s video shares his thoughts on the importance of ACA accreditation. ACA-accredited camp experiences allow children to grow, create, share, and have fun in a safe, structured environment. ACA’s comprehensive... Read More

July 1, 2015

by Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, a guest blog for ACA. 

As we celebrate the end of the school year and sweaty legs come un-stuck from plastic chairs in classrooms across America, kids are scheming about summer vacation. Some plan endless trips... Read More

June 30, 2015

Last week, former ACA CEO Tom Holland welcomed us to camp. This week, Tom explains a few reasons why “Fun Is Right Around the Corner” at a day camp near you.

May 14, 2015

Guest blog by Diana K. Rice

Where did you learn to swim, read a map, or be part of a team? There’s a good chance it was at camp, right? We know that camp is not just a place for kids to spend a fun summer, but an excellent setting in... Read More

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