American Camp Association Position and Resources
Top Tips for Camps
- Intentionally select program activities that provide one or more of the youth-development supports (supportive relationships, safety, youth involvement, skill building).
- Identify and improve ways in which campers are immersed in your camp’s program, philosophy, traditions, and mission.
- Examine ways to enhance camper's feelings of physical and emotional safety.
- Create meaningful new practices in which youth feel involved in decision making and leadership opportunities.