FARMINGDALE, N.Y., October 8, 2014 – Ed Doody, the executive director of the Educational Research Center of America, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Camp Association.

“We are thrilled to have Ed Doody join the board of the American Camp Association,” ACA Board President Tisha Bolger said. “Ed’s commitment to our nation’s young people and to helping them see the career and college options before them is one that ACA and all its members share.”

“Through its 20/20 Vision, ACA has committed to strengthening the voices of youth and families, ensuring they have the developmental experiences to succeed throughout their lives,” Doody said. “It is an honor to serve on the ACA board, helping this organization work toward achieving its mission.

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of its diverse membership and exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living.

ACA is a leading authority in youth development, providing youth opportunities for leadership and personal growth, as well as access to discovery, experimental education, and learning opportunities.

About the American Camp Association

The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization; 9,000-plus members strong, it is actively working with over 2,700 camps. ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults. ACA provides advocacy and evidence-based education and professional development, and is the only national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. For more information, visit

About ERCA

For nearly 20 years, the Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) has pursued a mission of helping high school students and their families to identify a college- and career-ready pathway. ERCA helps families identify student options on career pathways to life success, including two- and four-year college opportunities. Through a partnership with and the support of ASL Marketing, ERCA provides introductions to post-secondary institutions. Additionally, as part of its mission, ERCA annually awards postsecondary scholarships to deserving students seeking to improve their communities and society at large. Working in concert with partner organizations engaged in education and workforce development, ERCA’s research has a singular objective; motivating students to explore career pathways relevant to their interests, education and passions. For more information, visit and follow @ERCAResearch on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Ed Doody, Executive Director, ERCA