Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training.


ACA research efforts center on a two-fold approach that 1) advances the knowledge about the value of the camp experience and 2) enhances the business acumen of professionals involved in the industry of camp. These approaches allow for the development of tools, information, and resources that address current societal issues such as positive youth development in camp and other out-of-school time settings, youth outcomes, workforce development, as well as business issues around industry benchmarks, staff training, and quality program improvement.

ACA Presents its Awards at the 2017 National Conference

The American Camp Association® presents its Awards at the 2017 National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico


1200 Camp and Youth Development Professionals meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Martinsville, IN (February 6, 2017): The American Camp Association® (ACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 National Awards. The award winners will be recognized at ACA’s National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from February 21-24.

2017 Award Winners

Fairy Tales Hair Care

Summer camp is all about good, wholesome fun with your best friends. Make sure the season starts off right and pack Fairy Tales Hair Care. Fairy Tales Hair Care usus organic herbs, oils, fruit, and plant extracts to clean, condition, and detangle hair — naturally. Our Rosemary Repel line is clinically proven 96% effective to prevent head lice.

Rollout Bedding

Send your child off to Summer Camp with our PROTECTIVE and unique portable bedding system!

Fits Twin, Twin XL, Air Mattresses and Cots

Offer Rollout Bedding to the parents as a package deal with your Summer Camp and they can enjoy protective bedding for years to come.

$114 each

The sheet/comforter choices are subject to change based upon availability.

NEW! Stainless Steel Campfire Ring

The new FSWS Series stainless steel campfire rings from Pilot Rock are the perfect site enhancement for waterfronts and beaches where water and humidity can corrode carbon steel.

These 30-inch inside diameter firerings offer five side heights, including wheelchair accessible designs.

Choose a stainless steel campfire ring with the swivel cooking grate to prepare hot food and drinks. Or choose a firering with no grate for just the campfire. 

Floorball Guide [Free Download]

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ACA National Awards Nominations

Do you know a camp professional who deserves recognition for all that they do? Nominations are now open for the ACA National Awards Program!

Since 1965, the ACA National Awards have paid tribute to those who make extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the camp movement and the American Camp Association.

Colorful Camp Events with Color Powder!

Add some excitement to your camp events with Color Blaze Color Powder!