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Benefits 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-camp

The 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/parents-families/benefits-camp/value-camp

The Value of Camp

Results confirmed that camps build skills necessary to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults.

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/no-greater-gift-grandmothers-story

No 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...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/what-i-did-my-summer-vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

If you were looking for me in the middle of August, you wouldn’t have had a banana’s chance at a gorilla convention of finding me. I was incommunicado, far beyond any cell phone reception or Internet...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/long-lasting-benefits-camp

The Long-Lasting Benefits of Camp

Camp has become a part of the fabric of America — conjuring special memories of hiking, swimming, friendships, and adventure for generations. When children go to camp, they’ll likely come home...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/why-kids-flourish-camp

Why Kids Flourish at Camp

Campers often describe camp as their “happy place” or “the best two weeks” of their year. And, from my own observation, I’ve seen that kids and the counselors who work with them are obviously happy...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/learning-life

Learning for Life

Camp is an experience that strengthens one’s life journey; it enables, reinforces, and facilitates one’s ability to learn for life. It is a process of risks and mistakes that are meaningful and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/meeting-minds-camp-directors-higher-ed-college-students

A Meeting of the Minds: Camp Directors, Higher Ed, and College Students

Camps need staff to run their programs; colleges/universities have various requirements for students regarding coursework and internships; and students are usually pulled between what they want to do...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/yes-only-means-yes-until-something-better-comes-along-making-camp-best-offer-gen-z-staff

Yes Only Means Yes Until Something Better Comes Along: Making Camp the Best Offer for Gen Z Staff

Staff sign a contract, then inform you the week before camp begins that they won’t be coming after all. Or staff commit to working the entire season only to tell (not ask!) you they are leaving for...