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Appendix B Characteristics of American Camp Association Accredited Day and Overnight Camps in 2016 Day camps Overnight camps Of the 14,000 day and 5,600 operate as day camps. 8,400 operate as overnight overnight camps in the camps. U.S. â¦ Sessions typically last 8 or more weeks for day camp 1 week or less (29% of all forâ¦ sessions (39% of all day camps). overnight camps) or 7â8 weeks (20% of all overnight camps). The most common recreational and instructional recreational swimming, programs offered swimming, arts/crafts, basketball, arts/crafts, archery, canoeing, areâ¦ archery, Ga-Ga ball, camping skills, team-building, baseball/softball, theatre/drama, hiking, fishing, basketball, and soccer. leadership training, and challenge/ropes course. Time spent outdoors is 5â6 hours outdoors daily for 32% 5 hours or more outdoors daily â¦ of day campers. for 96% of youth attending overnight camp; and 8 hours daily for 68% of youth attending overnight camp. Time spent in intense An average of at least 3 hours in An average of at least 3 hours in physical activity isâ¦ intense physical activity daily for intense physical activity daily 47% of children during day camp. for 49% of children during overnight camp. Most popular watersports/waterfront programs, watersports/waterfront programs, activities areâ¦ field trips, and arts/crafts. archery, and challenge/ropes course. The program development of social and development of social and outcomes most likely emotional skills, character, and emotional skills, character, and to be targeted areâ¦ physical activity. physical activity. Age 18 or older 1% 13% 13â17 11% 34% 10â12 31% 37% 6â9 44% 16% Under 6 13% 1% Gender Female 49% 53% Male 51% 47% PREPUBLICATION COPY, UNCORRECTED PROOFS B-1
Race/Ethnicity Caucasian/White 68% 72% Black/African 12% 10% American Hispanic/Latino 8% 8% Biracial or multiracial 6% 4% Asian 6% 3% Other 1% 1% Health Youth with special 13% 20% health care needs or disabilities (e.g. physical, mental, emotional, cognitive) Most common disability designations Attention-deficit 35% 25% disorder/attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism spectrum 27% 17% disorders Food allergies/dietary 22% 25% issues Asthma/respiratory 21% 17% ailment Intellectual disabilities 14% 11% Diabetes 13% 15% Epilepsy 12% SOURCE: American Camp Association, 2016 Sites, Facilities, & Programs Study Report: Overnight Camps (Martinsville, IN: 2017); American Camp Association. 2016 Sites, Facilities, & Programs Study Report: Day Camps (Martinsville, IN: 2017). PREPUBLICATION COPY, UNCORRECTED PROOFS B-2