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How to Get Your Kids to Put Their Phones Down

19 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

In 2018 the National Institutes of Health began a landmark study on the impact screen time has on children’s and teens’ brains. The research will span 10 years, following more than 11,000 kids. Through this study, doctors and researchers are taking a deep dive into the impacts of screen time and how that affects brain […]

Let Loose

11 Jun / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Camp does a lot of things well. It brings people together and breaks up monotonous routines. It creates reasons for road trips and excuses to make up songs for just about anything. One of the most unique qualities of camp is the ability to reveal certain sides of campers that otherwise might be overlooked in […]

The Power of Camp Goes Live on Fox & Friends

23 May / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

 CCCA members River Valley Ranch (Manchester, Maryland) and Word of Life Island (Schroon Lake, New York) teamed up with CCCA to share The Power of Camp on Fox & Friends. Shaun Murray, wake boarding champion and athlete with American Ninja Warrior, joined CCCA President/CEO Gregg Hunter and Word of Life’s Tommy Sewall for an […]

Experiencing Life Real-time

Experiencing Life Real-time

22 May / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Technology can be a great tool. It’s created to connect people in different time zones and makes work more efficient. It’s a great tool, but it can lead to a next-level kind of distraction. For students who are digital natives, it’s almost a guarantee they have access to a phone or laptop. Tech vies for […]

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Camp – A Summer of New Beginnings

24 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Where’s a place you can really be yourself, your full self? Often it can be difficult to be yourself, and it’s easy to worry about what others think and how to fit in. When you spend time at camp with new friends and new role models, you sort of get a new beginning—a change in […]

The Mystery of New

The Mystery of New

18 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

I don’t know. I’ve never done that before. I haven’t met you yet. I haven’t seen anything like this. These four statements aren’t truth for most of us on a daily basis. We can Google anything. We get in a rut, a groove and our days may pretty much look the same. Imagine what could […]

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What a Summer Camp Experience Could Mean for Your Teen

10 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Spending a week at camp means days filled with next-level fun and making memories, but it’s so much more. It’s the unique mix of gaining an incredible experience and leaving behind habits that hinder growth. Summer camp can provide your teens with: More confidence. Less stress. More hours outdoors. Fewer schedule obligations. More interactions with […]


Could camp help your child become more responsible?

27 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

You’re working hard to teach your kids the value of responsibility, and it can feel like a full-time job. Whether you’re encouraging them to do their chores or stay up on their homework, it can be exhausting. Aside from the energy it takes to instruct your kids, there are extracurricular activities and field trips that […]

How Camp Can Help Combat Loneliness Among Teens

How Camp Can Help Combat Loneliness Among Teens

22 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Teens reported increased levels of loneliness in a study published by the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. USA Today cited the study, highlighting “The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017.” The impacts of loneliness are far-reaching, impacting mental […]

Why Camp Staff Friendships are the Best Friendships

Why Camp Staff Friendships are the Best Friendships

20 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Making time for friendships after high school and college becomes challenging. Where you once could count on seeing your friends in the cafeteria every day or sitting next to them in a lecture hall, spending time with them becomes somewhat of a rare commodity in young adulthood. But, what if you could have an entire […]