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Directions: Youth Development Outcomes of the Camp Experience

Research done to determine the outcomes of the camp experience as expressed by parents and children.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the American Camp Association is enriching the lives of children, youth and adults through the camp experience


Learn more about ACA's leadership and governance.


ACA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, individuals who are charged with hiring the association’s chief executive and overseeing the business and affairs of the corporation.

Kindred Groups

ACA serves the interests of niche communities of camp professionals within the organization. These groups represent those who work in similar organizations, have similar business models, or serve...

Camp-Related Organizations

  ACA Organizations and Kindreds Camps on Campus  Faith-based Camp Professionals Kindred  ...

ACA Membership for Individuals

ACA members and volunteers have expertise in virtually every aspect of camp and youth development. You can build strong relationships with others in your field who share your commitment and can...

ACA Membership for Camps

Members of ACA have for decades been giving children and adults quality opportunities to learn powerful lessons in community, leadership, character-building, skill development, and healthy living....

Browse the BUYER'S GUIDE

ACA's Buyer's Guide lists products and services for your camp, youth, and afterschool programs.

Buy/Sell a Camp

Are you interested in selling or leasing your camp? In the market to buy a summer camp? Check out the Camps for Sale...