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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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

boy jumping into water
February 24, 2015

by Bob and Rob Wipfler. Part of Camp 101, a guest blog series for ACA. 

June 24, 2014

Guest post by Diana K. Rice, RD, staff dietitian of The Kids Cook Monday.

June 10, 2014

Results from ACA’s latest Emerging Issues Survey are in!

The camp experience has been around for more than 150 years, and camps are constantly evolving to meet the needs of today’s kids and families. Check out what camps are doing to help... Read More

campers near bunkhouse
May 28, 2014

An event planner by day, I got a call to meet with the new executive director of my former sleep-away camp on planning events for its ninetieth anniversary. I couldn’t help but think of all of the people who have passed through the wooden doors... Read More

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