Press Releases

Date: 2015-11-17


American Camp Association
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American Camp Association® to launch new training program for camps serving youth with chronic or life-threatening illnesses at 2016 national conference

Date: 2015-11-10

Indianapolis, IN  — As the holiday season approaches, the American Camp Association® (ACA) is offering parents and grandparents a unique gift ideas for children: Camp. The gift of camp is one that never breaks, something children never grow tired of, and an experience that offers the recipient life-long benefits.

Date: 2015-05-12

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 12, 2015) – After a comprehensive search, the American Camp Association® (ACA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tom Holland has been named CEO of this national organization effective June 1, 2015. Tom replaces Peg Smith who retired on January 1, 2015.

Date: 2014-10-14

Indianapolis, IN (October 14) — Peg L. Smith, the American Camp Association’s CEO and champion of the camp experience and youth development for 16 years, will retire January 1, 2015.

Date: 2014-10-10

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 10 , 2014) — The American Camp Association (ACA) and the Children & Nature Network announce the launch of their partnership to further the common goals of both organizations to significantly increase opportunities for children to get outside and experience nature.

Date: 2014-07-10

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014  American Camp Association, Inc.® (ACA) has joined the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), the nation’s leader advocating for 21st century readiness for every student. By becoming a P21 member, the ACA enters P21’s diverse coalition of education leaders, the business community, and policymakers supporting student readiness for college, career, and citizenship along the entire continuum of learning.

Date: 2014-06-30

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 30, 2014) — The American Camp Association (ACA) is announcing a new educational alliance with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), whose mission is to drive advances in science, technology, and exploration to enhance communication, knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of the Earth.

Date: 2014-06-23

RESTON, Va. (June 23, 2014) – National Wildlife Federation (NWF), whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Camp Association® (ACA). Through this partnership, NWF and ACA will promote Great American Backyard Campout which encourages families across the nation to gather outdoors and camp on June 28, 2014, and the importance of reconnecting families with the outdoors.

Date: 2014-06-18

Toronto, ON — June 18, 2014 — Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s largest children’s toy and entertainment company, is pleased to announce a first of its kind, comprehensive marketing partnership with Youth Venture Marketing, LLC and the American Camp Association (ACA).

Date: 2014-06-03

Indianapolis, IN (June 3, 2014) — As summer approaches, Senator Charles Schumer (NY) announced on Sunday that he is “putting on full court press” to pass the Child Protection Improvements Act. The bill (S.1362 & H.R. 3902) will finally close a loophole in the federal law that prevents youth-serving organizations, such as camps, from gaining access to federal criminal background checks on new employees and volunteers.