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2022 National Conference Teams

2022 ACA NC Planning Team Dave Thoensen - Conference Chair Tamarak Day Camp Jane Sanborn - Program Chair Sanborn...

https://www.acacamps.org/research/help-camp-research/2023-aca-research-forum

2023 ACA Research Forum

Please consider sharing your camp-related research at the 2023 Camp Research Forum, held in conjunction with the American Camp Association National Conference, February 21-24, in Orlando,...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/designing-your-programs-best-enhance-camp-experience

Designing Your Programs to Best Enhance the Camp Experience

Top Tips for Camps Intentionally select program activities that provide one or more of the youth-development supports (supportive relationships, safety, youth involvement, skill building)....

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/year-round-education-children-youth

Year-Round Education of Children and Youth

American Camp Association Position and Resources Understand the importance of the connection with nature Children and Nature Create positive relationships...

https://www.acacamps.org/conference/app

2022 National Conference App

We are pleased to be able to offer a mobile app to enhance your experience during the 2022 ACA National Conference. 

https://www.acacamps.org/accreditation-process-workshop-2022-aca-national-conference

Accreditation Process Workshop at the 2022 ACA National Conference

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Note: Registration for the Accreditation Process Workshop must be completed separately from the conference.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/fostering-creativity-camp-life

Fostering Creativity at Camp and in Life

An Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, is scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/role-skill-building

The Role of Skill Building

Building Camps That Care About Kids — Third in a Series of Four Articles Maybe Walt Whitman was on to something. When we think of the very best ways to help young people grow into...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/research-360-quality-vs-outcomes-smackdown

Research 360: The Quality vs. Outcomes Smackdown

If you've been following this blog you know that the Research 360 goal is to build camp evaluation capacity. Thus far I've described what...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/family-conference

A Family Conference

To be able to go to ACA's National Conference and feel so many people focused on the same goals that drive you, a group of people working toward a mission — it encourages so much growth. To be around...