For-Profit Camps... ACA Is for You!

Camp. Power. Influence.

Your program's assets are many! Check out these resources that will help you maintain your edge.

As an independent for-profit camp, the value of ACA membership is incredibly important. It allows us to have professional guidance, information, connections, and sooo much more. ~ 2015 survey respondent

Day Camp at the Park

Prepare Your Staff to Serve Your Campers!

Struggling to find the right resources for your staff? ACA offers day-camp-specific staff training and programming ideas. Books, streaming videos, online courses, and webinars. Choose the best for your staff.

Day Camp from Day One (book)

Camp Is for the Camper (book or course)

Online Course & Recorded Webinar Catalog

Our online courses and webinars are ideal for program providers working in camps, after-school programs, parks and recreation programs, and other summer learning and out-of-school time settings.

Being an Effective Nature Counselor: Activities to Engage Youth in the Outdoors

As a nature counselor, you will have the opportunity to connect children, and yourself, to the wonders of the natural world.

Entry-Level Program Staff Certificate

Want to work with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment programs, or other community-based youth settings but lack experience? 

Critical Things Staff Need to Know about Bullying Prevention

Bullying is here to stay in summer camp and this course is designed to help you be prepared and ready to act this summer as well as between the seasons. Bullying can happen in 4 ways: physical, verbal, relational, and cyberbullying (through technology). You may face some or all of these situations with campers and staff. The way you respond to bullying and role model appropriate behavior sets the stage for a great summer or one that that can lead to very unhappy consequences.

Manage My CECs

Managing and tracking your CECs is as easy as making a request or viewing your profile . . .

Need to view your ACA Education History?

View Your Transcript

Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

ACA awards Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for all endorsed educational programs as well as other ACA educational experiences that meet the required criteria. These CECs are:

Online Courses & Webinars

ACA's online courses and webinars provide self-directed and learning experiences designed for camp and youth development professionals, from directors and administrators to program managers and frontline staff. Our online courses and webinars are ideal for program providers working in camps, afterschool programs, parks and recreation programs, and other summer learning and out-of-school time settings. Certificates of completion and ACA continuing education credits (CECs) are

Events & Professional Development

Check out all the latest events and professional development opportunties!