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January 21, 2015
by Rob and Bob Wipfler, a part of Camp 101, a blog series for ACA.
Deep in the woods on the other side of the lake, on a remote path known almost exclusively by our campers, rests the Manning plaque on a solid stone foundation.... Read More
January 13, 2015
By Andy Pritikin
It used to be so easy. Mom was home, and kids wanted to play outside, as we only had seven channels on the television (and no central air). Boy, how times have changed. Technological advances have profoundly... Read More
September 23, 2014
We all hear many references to the educational opportunity “out-of-school time” represents for children. You know, that time between 3pm and 10pm, weekends, holidays, and the whale of them all, summer — it adds up. And in this time real change... Read More
July 16, 2014
Our job is to help campers form connections with us as staff, each other, and their inner selves. If we can help connect them, their best qualities will shine.
As a camp counselor, the findings of brain research can be a tool to lead your... Read More
July 2, 2014
In a recent report, young adults were shown to be the most stressed-out generation (Sifferlin, 2013). This summer at camp, odds are you’ll have your share of stressful moments, so it’s important to know some self-care and stress relief strategies... Read More
June 4, 2014
Guest post by Tamsin Andrews
So you’ve made it. You’ve finally got that e-mail or phone call or snail mail letter and you’re over the moon, you’re on staff, and it’s like being a camper without bed time and full access to the snack stuff... Read More
May 7, 2014
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Camp experiences are great ways for campers (and you!) to stay active in the summer.