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The Camp Resource for Families - ACA, New England promotes quality camp experiences and helps you find the right camp for every child.

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Camp provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature, to participate in human powered activities, and to benefit from personal and primary relationships. Because of Camp...® so much is possible.

Why an ACA-Accredited Camp in New England?

New England is home to some of the oldest and most historic summer camps in the world. After all, this is where it all began. New England holds a rich tradition of quality camp programs and has set the bar in the summer camp industry for generations.

ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation – from staff qualifications and training, to emergency management.

Why Summer Camp

The American Camp Association believes the organized camp exeperience is a vital component in the development and education of the whole child.

Advice & Tips

Camp can last from just a few days to a whole summer. It's well worth the trouble to investigate camp programs before your camper packs a backpack.

Find a Camp

There's a camp out there for every child, but not every camp is for every child. It's important to find the right fit, and with so many options, it can be daunting.

The Lasting Impact of Camp

In 2016, ACA set out to explore the lasting impacts and the ways camp experiences prepare young people for college, their careers, and their lives beyond camp. The study has three major components, one focused on youth, one on staff, and one that explores leadership development through CIT programs and other staff recruitment strategies.

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