Last month, the American Camp Association began a staggered rollout of our new cloud-based online community, ACA Connect.
ACA Connect, a benefit available exclusively to ACA members, is a place to make member-to-member connections. In the forums, you can easily seek advice and trade ideas with your peers across the country, which allows you to network and make great new contacts. ACA Connect is also a place where you can share documents, links, and other information, giving you a wealth of ideas and resources right at your fingertips.
Since the launch of the community, ACA Connect has seen impressive growth. The 11,000-member community has already generated more than 50 discussion threads and almost 200 replies. If you haven’t had a chance yet, head over to ACA Connect to check them out or offer your input.
As the summer season nears, now is a perfect time to engage with other members and seek advice and information on the issues you are seeing at your camp or in your organization. We are fortunate to have a diverse group of members who have varying skills, education, knowledge, and expertise, and possess the tools necessary to help you get the answers you need or point you in the right direction.
Not sure where to start? Here is a list containing just a few examples of what you can find or questions to ask on ACA Connect:
- Need new staff training ideas? Ask away!
- Have examples you use at your camp for campers with dietary allergies that you think someone else may find helpful? Share it!
- Know of a product or service that can help answer another member’s question? Let them know!
- Looking for advice with camper and staff mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) awareness? Fellow camp professionals on ACA Connect can help!
We are extremely excited to have this new member benefit and look forward to watching the online community grow.