https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staff-training-what-do-you-expectStaff Training: What Do You Expect?
Summer camp staff training — what exactly is it? If you take all the ideas and definitions; all the content from years past provided by the American Camp Association (ACA), the health department, and...
https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/online-course/camp-camperCamp Is for the Camper
ACA's #1 Best Selling Course and Book! It is imperative that counselors see themselves as role models for campers and act accordingly. Parents place a great deal of trust in camps...
https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/benefits-camp/value-campThe Value of Camp
Results confirmed that camps build skills necessary to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults.
https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/benefits-campBenefits of Camp
Camp helps children grow by providing a supervised, positive environment that has safety as a primary commitment.
https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/benefits-camp/case-campThe Case for Camp
The American Camp Association® (ACA) believes the organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of the whole child. ACA supports year-round educational opportunities...
https://www.acacamps.org/because-campBecause of Camp
Because of Camp...® so much is possible. At summer camp, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community.
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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/no-reservations-needed-please-be-seated-five-course-staff-training-smorgasbordNo Reservations Needed! Please Be Seated for a Five-Course, Staff-Training Smorgasbord
During the spring of each year, many camp directors are faced with what can seem to be an overwhelming task of planning for staff training. While it is tempting to use the same "recipes" from...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/martin-his-friends-counseling-skills-effect-change-campMartin and His Friends: Counseling Skills that Effect Change at Camp
Martin was sitting in the office of the boys' head counselor again. He'd been playing "Ga Ga" when another camper got him out. In what had quickly become an all-too-typical response for nine-year-old...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/no-greater-gift-grandmothers-storyNo Greater Gift: A Grandmother’s Story
Last summer, my husband and I were designated to pick our grandson Corbin up at the end of his two weeks at Green River Preserve in North Carolina. We literally spent eight hours in the car with...