For some families, thinking about camp during the holidays seems odd. For many other families, camp has become part of a holiday tradition – the gift of camp. Families know that camp provides children with self-confidence, a sense of independence, and the skills necessary to develop into a successful adult. By giving a special child the gift of camp, families can give those intangible life experiences – experiences that will last a lifetime.
For years, parents have reported that when their children return home from camp they are more caring, understand the importance of giving, are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and are willing to be more responsible. This summer, millions of parents will see another positive difference that camp has made in the lives of their children – understood and practiced precautionary health and wellness habits.
For nearly 150 years, camp has been an American tradition. And for almost 100 years, parents have turned to the American Camp Association-® (ACA) to answer camp questions – how to choose a camp, what to pack, how to prepare for camp, how to keep in touch with campers, and many more.
Lee Mt. Vernon Soccer Club to host Dutch Summer Soccer Camp in Alexandria with MSA July 20th – July 24th[From: Camp]
One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Midwest Soccer Academy, will be running one of their highly popular Soccer training camps to the growing soccer community of Alexandria. The camp is hosted by Lee Mt. Vernon Soccer Club.
One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Midwest Soccer Academy, will be running one of their highly popular Soccer training camps to the growing soccer community of Alexandria. The camp is an Elite Goalkeeping Camp.
Video Addressing Parent Concerns Posted Online As parents look to make a smooth transition from the school year to summer camp season, many have been asking questions this summer regarding H1N1 and camp. American Camp Association® (ACA) chief executive officer Peg Smith addresses concerns and encourages families to work with their individual camp directors on [...]
For nearly 150 years, the camp experience has changed lives. American Camp Association-® (ACA) research evaluated camper and parent responses to questions regarding camp. And the data was staggering. Over 90 percent of campers responded that camp made them feel good about themselves, introduced them to people who were different than them, and helped them make new friends.
As summer begins, millions of children head to summer camp – eager, excited, and”¦homesick? Research indicates that homesickness is the norm, and not the exception. It is common for campers to feel a tinge of homesickness at some point during the camp session. So, how can parents help? By exercising a little preparation and patience, parents can help ease any homesickness in their otherwise happy campers.
The American Camp Association-® (ACA) is proud to announce the release of a public service announcement titled Because of Camp”¦â„¢. This PSA highlights celebrities including Emma Roberts, Hill Harper, Lisa Loeb, Kerri Strug, Michael DeLorenzo, Justin Chambers, Paul Adelstein, James Pickens, Blair Underwood, Sharon Lawrence, Frank Sesno, Glynn Turman, Ashlan Gorse, and Lisa Raye sharing how their lives have changed Because of Camp”¦â„¢.
Parents want their children to experience an important rite of childhood””camp. Parents know that through experiences with nature, authentic relationships, and participation in human- powered activities, children develop independence, a sense of self-worth, and a greater understanding of the world around them. Simply put, camp changes lives. However, parents of first-time campers may be unsure of how to mentally prepare for this exciting adventure. The American Camp Association-® (ACA) suggests keeping the following in mind as parents begin to prepare their children, and themselves, for camp: