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ACA Research

The American Camp Association research says that even though most people intuitively know that a camp experience is great for kids, now there’s research to prove it. Camp helps kids:

  • Make new friends
  • Get to know campers who are different from them
  • Feel good about themselves
  • Try new things

Parents say their kids:

  • Gain self-confidence at camp
  • Continue to participate in activities learned at camp
  • Remain in contact with friends made at camp

These findings are among the results of a landmark study conducted by the American Camp Association with help from Lilly Endowment Inc. More than 5,000 families and 80 ACA accredited camps participated in the largest study of camper outcomes ever conducted in the United States. 

For the complete findings of this study, as well as a wealth of information about the camp experience, visit the Web site of the only camp accrediting organization in the United States, the American Camp Association, at

Cheley is proud to be a part of the respected chain of ACA summer camps.