The impact of closures to summer programs is felt by participants, staff members, families, camp owners, and whole communities, and reminds us of the developmental power of camps for social-emotional growth and positive effects on mental health. The ACA has gathered resources to offer support for those feeling loss and to reiterate the essence of the critical value of camps for promoting positive mental health. Hope cannot be canceled, care will not be postponed, and the benefits of camp to everyone’s wellbeing will persist beyond this challenging time.

Benefits of Camp Programs for Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (MESH)

MESH - Mental Emotional Social Health at Camp

Coping with the Loss of Camp

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health First Aid Training

ACA’s MESH content is made possible with the generous support from Markel Insurance.