Research shows that camp experiences often increase a child’s confidence, self-esteem, social skills, independence, leadership qualities, adventurousness, and positive connections to nature. Combined with the strong supportive relationships between staff and campers, safety, and opportunities for skill-building and youth involvement, the camp experience offers a learning environment that contributes to the positive development of your child. 

Preparing for Camp

ACA has created great resources to help you and your child get ready for camp.

Affording Camp

There is a camp for every child and every budget.


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Resources and Highlights

Videos? Nature education? Famous campers? Check out some of these great resources.