In the Camp-School Partnership Demonstration Project, ACA has partnered with our sister organization, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), to disperse funding to 10 camps, each receiving $25,000 toward a camp-school partnership, and matched by $25,000 in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding from schools, districts, and/or community organizations.

The purpose of this project is to support camps and schools in implementing high-quality, camp-based experiences that support middle-school students' social-emotional learning and address COVID-related learning loss, along with gathering research that demonstrates the positive effects of camp-school collaboration and builds long-term capacity for successful partnerships.

This project is funded by a generous grant from the New York Life Foundation and the Mott Foundation.

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Want to Learn More?

If you’re a camp, school, or similar organization that is interested in joining the Community of Practice, and/or participating in this project, please complete this online inquiry form. We will be in touch if/when we begin another cohort and round of funding. (This form is NOT an application – it will place you on an email list to be the first to hear about Community of Practice learning opportunities, and about any new funding opportunities.)

Questions about the Camp-School Partnership Demonstration Project? Interested in funding this project? Please contact Bristol Posatko, Grants & Special Projects Manager.

Project made possible by our generous supporters.

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