Improve the Life of a Child
The American Camp Association is dedicated to enriching lives through the camp experience. We believe that all children, regardless of their family's financial capacity, deserve the opportunity to attend camp. Images of summer camp are an enduring part of the American psyche. Indeed, if baseball is America's pastime, camp must be its most cherished summer memory. Since 1861, the camp experience has shaped the lives of more than 500 million Americans. Camp provides children with invaluable skills, friendships, and fun. It is a place where children learn about themselves, about nature, and about being part of a larger community. At camp, children experience success and are primed for a healthy future.