Camp Connection

Here are the most recent blog posts for staff, professionals, and the public. Interested in guest blogging for ACA?

Photo courtesy of Cheley Colorado Camps
February 21, 2017

In honor of National Sticky Bun Day on February 21, Jeff Cheley of Cheley Colorado Camps discusses the camp’s famous cinnamon rolls and why mealtime at camp is so important.

Last summer, I was walking through camp about 9:00 p.m. one... Read More

February 20, 2017

The American Camp Association introduces Episode 1 of the brand new podcast, CampWire. Listen to President/CEO, Tom Rosenberg, preview our National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stay tuned for more episodes of in-depth... Read More

Photo courtesy of Camp ClapHans in Norman, OK.
February 20, 2017

We love having alumni apply to work for our program. Following their years of participation as campers, we ask them to step away for a year or two before they can reengage as a staff member. We encourage them to go and have other experiences and... Read More

February 8, 2017

On a cold and rainy Sunday this past month, my son, Daniel, and I joined our Webelos Den at the Trees Atlanta Treehouse to embark on an inspiring Arboretum hike along the Atlanta Beltline Eastern Trail.

January 24, 2017

On August 21, 2017, we’ll experience the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1979! To make it even more exciting, the thin path of totality created during this eclipse has not run across the continental United States... Read More

January 9, 2017

Like many camps that are hiring college-aged staff to work during the summer, over the past few years I have noticed an increase in staff that are being treated for (or have recently been treated for) anxiety. According to the American College... Read More

December 20, 2016

As the holiday season approaches, we at the American Camp Association (ACA) realize we have many reasons to be grateful.

In the camp world, there are so many people who make an impact, and we are thankful for all of you.

Boy sitting with head down
December 6, 2016

As we tackle mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) issues in our programs, we must use every tool possible to help the struggling person. Sometimes, the most powerful tool can be the partnerships that we form with our parents. When strong,... Read More

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