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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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

May 15, 2014

As a product of camp, I have always assumed to know a lot about kids, youth development, and, well — parenting. But then, it happened. I became a parent myself.

group of kids next to lake
April 9, 2014

Guest post by Brooke Cheley-Klebe

I love those rare moments of parenthood when I am not preparing for the next thing. Most of the time as a parent, I feel as if my day is full of getting something ready. Small things like breakfast, sack... Read More

boys in sleeping bags
March 21, 2014

Overnight camp can be an incredible growing experience for your child. Maybe you went yourself – or you wish you had. But for whatever reason, you just know your child will thrive in cabin-sleepover-living. Now, you need to make sure your child... Read More

March 14, 2014

Send your kids to camp. For your benefit. For theirs. For the camp and for the campers there. Send your kids to camp.

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