ACA Past Presidents
A look back at the past presidents of the Camp Directors
Association of America and the American Camp Association.
Camp Centennial Milestones
Preserving the rich history of the camp experience
is essential for the future of camp and a valuable
asset for the present. This online tribute honors
member camps that were founded 100 years ago and
are continuing to enrich lives through camp programs.
Camping Magazine Historical Articles and Series
Read some of articles from ACA's leading publication,
Eleanor Eells was a leader in the camp field and the author of History
of Organized Camping: The First 100 Years.
Dr. Hedley S. Dimock
Dr. Hedley S. Dimock was a pioneer in the development
of Camp Standards and leadership training and the
author of many books including co-authoring Camping
and Character: A Camp Experiment in Character Education.
History and Youth Development Resources