Words and the way we use them carry both meaning and power. We hope that this language guide will create a shared understanding to support engagement in elevating equity and will create space for dialogue between camps and the youth and communities they serve.

We acknowledge that language is constantly evolving. We will continue to add resources in addition to developing our own guide.

The following list of resources has supported ACA to create shared understanding of the terminology found in our diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.

From the Youth Development and Camping Industries

From thought Leaders in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Space