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December 26, 2013

Making Friends at Summer Camp that Will Last Throughout the Year

Kids learn so many things at summer camp. Some learn to swim, others learn a new craft and others improve their tennis game. These are all great but one of the best and most important parts of summercamp is making friends. According to Gary Forster, National Camping Consultant for the YMCA of the USA, the number one reason why... Read More

December 11, 2013

How Can Summer Camps in the United States Become Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)?

What is the American Camp Association, also called the ACA? The American Camp Association is a 501(3)(C) tax-exempt corporation. Since 1910 the ACA has acted as a community of summer camp professionals who come together to exchange ideas, share experiences, and build standards of quality for summer camp programs. The ACA has more than 8,000 members, and the programs... Read More

December 5, 2013

The Benefits and Concerns Around Kids and Sports

A recent article from the NYU Child Study Center interviews the Center’s sports psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Marianne Engle, on some of the benefits and concerns around kids and sports. Sports summer camps not only offer many of the benefits mentioned by Dr. Engle, but they also address a number of the concerns in their diverse and... Read More