For your convenience, we have researched the web and assembled a thorough list of links that will help you learn more about Out-of-School Time and other nonprofit sectors. We have organized the links in the following categories and given you a brief synopsis of what you can find at each site.

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The American Camp Association ┬« (ACA) is a national nonprofit association working to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA endorses camp as an essential element in a child's total development. It complements the academic skills that are learned in school with experimentially-based life skills. With up to 300 health, safety, and programming standards, ACA is the only national association that accredits camps.  ACA-Accredited┬« camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities.

For more information on Camps as Out-of-School Time Learning Opportunities click here.