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"For campers and counselors emerging from academia, camp may serve as a refuge from stress and anxiety, offering a chance to slow down and unplug. A much needed antidote to an ever-faster, technology-obsessed world."
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In this guest blog post, father/son camp directors Bob and Rob Wipfler of +Kingswood Camp for Boys explain to parent's the benefit of a solo camp experience.
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Bob Ditter shares tips and tricks for avoiding stressful situations in this article from the May/June issue of Camping Magazine. Avoiding the "point of struggle" will help make the summer better for both campers and counselors! #summercamp #campcounselors
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"When it comes to campers’ good behavior, we have a tremendous opportunity to help teach them life skills that will serve them (and the people around them) in every environment and situation they will encounter." #summercamp
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Let the data you collect every summer tell the story of your camp! In this blog post, ACA Director of Research Deb Bialeschki details how camps can use ACA’s Youth Outcomes Battery to collect and share their outcomes. #summercamp
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"To become that memorable caregiver has one fundamental prerequisite: taking care of yourself. If you are not well, you are no good to your kids. But how hard could a camp job be?"

Read Dr. Christopher Thurber's latest article in Camping Magazine about staff mental health. #summercamp #campcounselors
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The ACA National Board is pleased to announce that Tom Rosenberg has been appointed the new CEO. Tom Rosenberg has a distinguished career in the camp profession and a long resume of service to ACA. His official start will be October 4. 
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"Welcome to camp! Whether you are a resident or day camp counselor this summer, you will soon find yourself working with a variety of camper groups." #summercamp #campcounselors
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As more ACA-Accredited camps offer trips to international locations, the ACA National Standards Commission (NSC) has begun the process of reviewing ACA standards to consider if they are appropriate when camps are traveling abroad.
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The always popular May/June Staff Training issue of Camping Magazine is here! Featuring over a dozen columns and articles from experts in the fields of camp and youth development, this issue is a can’t-miss for all incoming camp staff.
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Did you know that there are more than 1,400 Community Heath Centers (CHC) across the country that can help your camp and camp families? Check out ACA's new interview with a CHC executive director and physician.
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The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Just as our membership is diverse and our programs distinct, so are the children who come to us to participate in the camp experience. Through what we teach, the opportunities we offer, and the example we set, children become part of a sharing community.