Create Your Own Online Staff Training Packages

Well-established and ever growing, ACA’s virtual learning portfolio includes online courses, live webinars, recorded webinars, and staff certificates of added qualifications (in-depth online competency-based courses). 

Program Improvement Toolbox!

ACA’s Program Improvement Toolbox!

  • Want ideas and resources to help take your program to the next level of quality?
  • Want to incorporate positive youth development elements into your program?
  • Want to use a proven tool to assess and improve your program? 
  • Want to get staff to buy-in to improving your program?
  • Want to be able document your program outcomes?

Yes? Then this resource filled online toolbox is for you!!

Designing Quality Youth Programs

If you believe your program offers a quality experience for your participants but also think doing even better is ideal, this course is for you. Designing Quality Youth Programs takes you through an eight step process focused on a rewarding journey of organizational improvement that recognizes each setting is different, every program is unique, and each improvement requires a targeted set of strategies.

Day Camp Director Certificate

The ACA Day Camp Director Certificate Course is designed for those that hold (or may hope to hold) a day camp director position in a youth program. This online course introduces and provides a straightforward understanding of day camp management with ACA’s Core Competency areas as a framework. The knowledge and the skills developed in this course will help build confidence and improve qualifications for those in this position or considering one of these jobs in the future.

Camp Director Certificate

The camp director course is structured to provide the basics for directors with fewer than six years of experience or for seasoned program directors and site managers. 

Middle Managers Certificate

If you currently hold (or maybe hope to hold) a Middle Manager position in a youth program, the new knowledge you learn and the skills you develop in this CAQ can help you feel more confident and qualified as you function in this position or consider one of these jobs in the future.

This staff training certificate is specifically designed for people like you who are working as a middle manager in a camp or some other kind of youth setting like afterschool.

Experienced Program Staff Certificate

The Experienced Program Staff Certificate course is specifically designed for experienced program staff who have worked with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment program, or in other community-based youth settings. The activities in this course provide opportunities to apply the lessons to the learner’s own past youth work experiences within the framework of typical work expectations for more experienced program staff.

Camps & Programs Outside the U.S.

Connect with the American Camp Association Become a Member

Be a part of the largest camp professionals’ community. Connect with camps in the U.S. and around the world. If you are starting a camp, looking for education and training, seeking a connection with U.S. camps, or interested in reaching U.S. parents – ACA can help.

Find U.S. Campers

Interested in U.S. campers attending your camp

Camps on Campus

This community is a unique group of camps and professionals who run and operate youth programs on college and university campuses.

Not-for-Profit Camps... ACA Is for You!

Camp. Service. Outcomes.

Your agency's program serves so many. Check out these resources to help you maintain your edge.

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