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 participating in this project, please complete this online inquiry form, and 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 learn more as new information becomes available. Please note, new information may not become available for several months — so the best way to be the first to know when we do have an update is to fill out the form.

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

To learn more about Camps on Campus, contact Ruthi Hernandez.