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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/public-lands-use-resources-camps

Public Lands Use - Resources for Camps

Use of public lands and waters is essential for many camp programs.  It is estimated that at least 9 percent of all camps use public lands and waters for at least a portion of their...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/camp-was-made-summer-learning

Camp Was Made For Summer Learning

June 19 is National Summer Learning Day, a time to reflect on what summer learning means and what summer learning loss implies. In a March 2009 interview in support of year-round schools with OnPoint...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/creating-connection-between-university-education-programs-summer-camp

Creating the Connection Between University Education Programs and Summer Camp

In Beach Lake, Pennsylvania, at a large residential summer camp, over one hundred male counselors pack the air-conditioned canteen on July 1. It is late as the off-duty counselors watch the re-run of...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/summer-reading-challenge-how-camps-can-help-campers-reach-new-world-record

Summer Reading Challenge - How Camps Can Help Campers Reach a New World Record

Recent research from The Kids & Family Reading Report indicates that 91% of kids say that their...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/summer-learning-resources

Summer Learning Resources

During the summer children experience “summer learning loss” when they are not involved in high quality programs with opportunities for skill building.  As a result, young people can forget up...

https://www.acacamps.org/download/camp-school-partnerships-guidebook

Camp-School Partnerships Guidebook

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/school-breaks-shouldnt-be-break-learning

School Breaks Shouldn't be a Break from Learning

School breaks are not the time to take a break from learning. Unfortunately, this is what often happens, resulting in a significant drop in students’ mastery of core concepts. The ...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/expanding-reach-camp-through-schools

Expanding the Reach of Camp through Schools

My oldest child, Jane, once said she wished camp could be all year. Naturally, I asked her why, and she said, “We get to do everything at camp — when we hike in the woods, the camp staff tells...

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...