Press Releases

Date: 2020-05-18

New Scientific Analysis Illustrates How Covid-19 Could Impact Children's Summer Camp Experiences

Martinsville, IN—May 18, 2020 The American Camp Association (ACA) and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) announce the release of Camp Operations Guide – Summer 2020, a groundbreaking educational resource developed to support day and overnight summer camp operations this summer.

Date: 2020-03-11

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, March 11, 2020 — CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system for camps, is pleased to become an American Camp Association (ACA) Camps on Campus Partner, to further the protection of minors on college, university, and K-12 campuses.

Date: 2020-01-24

The grant will help strengthen and expand how summer camp experiences support learning and growth among children and youth.


Date: 2020-01-17

Martinsville, IN (January 14, 2019) – Communities nourish camps, and camps change lives. In an effort to strengthen community-camp bonds nationwide, American Camp Association (ACA)—a community of over 3,100 camps and over 12,000 camp professionals—has partnered with JCC Association of North America. Their aim is to fortify the health, safety, and risk management of JCC’s network of camps and facilitate all JCC Association-affiliated day and overnight camps achieving American Camp Association Accredited Camp® status by 2023.

Date: 2019-09-24

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system for camps, is pleased to announce a three-year research partnership with American Camp Association (ACA) and the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN) to improve health and safety at camp through strategic research efforts.

Date: 2018-12-12

The Most Important Question a Parent Can Ask: Is This Camp Accredited by the American Camp Association?

When parents want to send their child to summer camp, there are many questions to ask. Is my child ready for camp? Should we select a day camp or overnight camp? What if my child gets homesick? What activities does the camp offer? How much does camp cost?

All these questions are important in a family’s camp search, but the most important question a parent can ask is this: Is the camp accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)?

Date: 2018-11-14

The American Camp Association Increases Inclusivity and Applicability to Its Accreditation Program

Date: 2018-08-21

Martinsville, IN — The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that Henry DeHart has been named chief operating officer of ACA, effective September 10, 2018.     

Date: 2018-03-27

Statement on Passage of the Child Protection Improvements Act by the American Camp Association, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and YMCA of the USA.

Date: 2017-03-28

New Study Shows Majority of Day Campers Experience Significant Physical Activity

Martinsville, IN: Kids at day camp are getting more than the recommended amount of physical activity each day, according to a new study, “Children’s Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Attending Summer Day Camps,” published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.