Our new educational initiative GET OUT! is now live on the website. REI provided ACA New England with a grant to provide family friendly resources—so families could learn about environmental stewardship, expand on what children are learning at camp, and be inspired to take some Earth-friendly action. We all know that camps are helping this generation of children to become the most environmentally literate ever. It’s amazing what camps are doing! (In fact, do take a moment to share what you are doing to promote environmental stewardship and in terms of "greening your camp." We are eager to know.)
It’s amazing the power and influence camps have with families, too. ACA New England’s GET OUT! Campaign is designed to make it easy for camps to share some solid environmental stewardship activities and resources in ways that extend learning within your individual camp community. Keep checking the website and feel free to include any and all of the articles and resources in your camp’s communication with families—whether you do that by newsletter, blog, website or a combination!
As for what’s happening with greening your camp… What are you focused on these days? Reducing waste? Conserving and saving energy? How involved are your campers? We are very interested in your stories and your photographs of solar panels, gardens and so much more!