Press Releases

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.

Date: 2017-02-08

The American Camp Association® and Markel Insurance Renew Mission Partnership

Martinsville, IN: The American Camp Association® (ACA) is pleased to announce that Markel Insurance has renewed their Mission Partnership through 2020.

“Markel is committed to supporting the world of organized camp. We look forward to continuing our business relationship with the American Camp Association,” says Managing Executive, Don Faison, Jr.

Date: 2017-02-08

Four Keynote Speakers and over 150 Educational Sessions at the American Camp Association® National Conference

1,200 Camp and Youth Development Professionals meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico for #ACANat17

Date: 2017-02-06

The American Camp Association® presents its Awards at the 2017 National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico


1200 Camp and Youth Development Professionals meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Martinsville, IN (February 6, 2017): The American Camp Association® (ACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 National Awards. The award winners will be recognized at ACA’s National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from February 21-24.

2017 Award Winners

Date: 2016-12-21

MARTINSVILLE, IN: The American Camp Association Board of Directors has elected long-time camp director from Gainesville, Florida, Tony Oyenarte as Vice Chair.

Oyenarte began his career in education as a high school science and math teacher. He used his passion for youth development and the relationship between children and the outdoors to launch and sustain his twenty-year career in camp. He was the director of Camp Crystal Lake for sixteen summers, and currently is director of Camp Lochearn for Girls in Vermont.