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https://www.acacamps.org/download/camp2grow-youth-leadership-environmental-stewardship-program-impact-report

Camp2Grow Youth Leadership and Environmental Stewardship Program Impact Report

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/online-course/camp-camper

Camp 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/article/camping-magazine/staff-training-what-do-you-expect

Staff 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/article/camping-magazine/farm-dining-hall-camp-farm-program-long-history

Farm to Dining Hall: A Camp Farm Program with a Long History

In 1890, the folks who built the water powered grist mill just off Carson Creek, outside Brevard, North Carolina, never envisioned that one day the property surrounding the mill would become Gwynn...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/interview-richard-louv-using-nature-principle-camps-reduce-nature-deficit-disorder-children-adults

An Interview with Richard Louv: Using the Nature Principle and Camps to Reduce Nature-Deficit Disorder — for Children and Adults

What progress have you seen in the movement to connect children and nature since you wrote Last Child in the Woods in 2005? Last Child didn’t create the children...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/turning-camp-counselors-nature-specialists-pemi-nature-instruction-clinic

Turning Camp Counselors into Nature Specialists: The Pemi Nature Instruction Clinic

Introduction Richard Louv, in his book Last Child in the Woods, “links the absence of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends: the...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/children-nature-belong-together

Children and Nature Belong Together

How Camp Teaches Kids to Think Green! Camp programs are among the very best ways for children to learn a lasting appreciation for nature and a lifelong interest in caring...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/children-nature-how-camp-teaches-kids-think-green

Children and Nature: How Camp Teaches Kids to Think Green!

After a long day of exercise and fun at camp, children’s eyes can be much bigger than their stomachs! Camps across the country are encouraging children to put on their plates only what they will eat...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/healthy-kids-outdoors-act

Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

The Issues Today’s youth are experiencing less free and unstructured outdoor playtime in nature than previous generations — devoting an average of just four to seven minutes a day in unstructured...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/community-parks-revitalization-act

Community Parks Revitalization Act

Overview The Community Parks Revitalization Act will provide matching federal grants for much needed parks and recreation infrastructure. Specifically, the bill would authorize the Department of...