Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Camp

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At the American Camp Association, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of a thriving camp experience.

We empower positive change in the world when youth and adults of all backgrounds, beliefs, identities, and abilities are valued and actively engaged in camp and camp leadership.

Together, we endeavor to create an expansive and inclusive camp community that is open and promotes equity across a diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and voices.

 

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Camp has always centered on the human experience, but as we look to the future, we must focus on expanding the reach, relevance, and impact of camp.

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Words and the way we use them carry both meaning and power. Use this language guide to help us create a shared understanding of the terminology found in our diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.

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The American Camp Association commits to prioritizing and appropriately resourcing diversity, equity, and inclusion to increase the reach, relevance, and equitable access to camp experiences. Click here to learn more about our commitment.

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Here you will find resources we have found helpful throughout our journey, as well as resources we have created from what we have learned and experienced to support camp professionals. Engage here to learn with us.

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We understand this journey is about continuous improvement, not checking boxes. We will continue to grow through our commitment to this work and with your support. Click here to get involved.

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