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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/why-world-needs-summer-camp-essay-parents

Why the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents

It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of nature,...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/longer-camp-sessions-disappearing-dinosaur-or-timely-treasure

Longer Camp Sessions: Disappearing Dinosaur or Timely Treasure?

Gone are the days when most, or even many, camps offered only full sessions of seven or eight weeks. Shrinking summer vacations for all age groups, staggered college start dates for staff populations...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/why-day-camp-matters

Why Day Camp Matters

When looking for summer activities for their children, parents today are faced with an incredible wealth of options. Many of these options describe themselves as “camp”: sports camps, arts camps,...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/it-was-best-week-ever-value-one-week-short-term-camp-sessions

It Was the Best Week Ever! The Value of One-Week and Short-Term Camp Sessions

Camp directors and parents alike will enjoy hearing children report about their week at summer overnight camp as the “best week ever!” And it just may be that some of the best evidence that describes...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/camp-magnified-benefits-specialty-camps

Camp . . . MAGNIFIED! The Benefits of Specialty Camps

Specialty camps serve a specific population exclusively. That service can be with regard to need or desire. And while the educational camp programs at the US Space & Rocket Center — Space Camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/certificate-course/experienced-program-staff-certificate

Experienced Program Staff Certificate

The Experienced Program Staff Certificate course is specifically designed for experienced program staff who have worked with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/online-course/critical-things-staff-need-know-about-bullying-prevention

Critical Things Staff Need to Know about Bullying Prevention

Bullying is here to stay in summer camp and this course is designed to help you be prepared and ready to act this summer as well as between the seasons. Bullying can happen in 4 ways: physical,...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/certificate-course/entry-level-program-staff-certificate

Entry-Level Program Staff Certificate

Want to work with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment programs, or other community-based youth settings but lack experience? 

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camps-programs-outside-us

Camps & Programs Outside the U.S.

Be a part of the largest camp professionals’ community. Connect with camps in the U.S. and around the world. If you are starting a camp, looking for education and training, seeking a connection with...

https://www.acacamps.org/certificates-endorsements

Certificates & Endorsements

ACA’s Staff Training Certificate Courses are more than just online training! These intensive online courses are self-directed learning opportunities that help build the added qualifications...