Camp Connection

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

April 18, 2017

Working closely and networking with other camp professionals is one of the best tools for growing our own camp programs. I am fortunate to have a dear friend, Audrey Monke, who is the owner/director of Gold Arrow Camp in California. Audrey is... Read More

April 3, 2017

Last month, the American Camp Association began a staggered rollout of our new cloud-based online community, ACA Connect.

March 29, 2017

Listen to the second episode of CampWire as our Director of Research, Laurie Browne, discusses #Research360 and the future of ACA research. Stream the episode below or subscribe on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/campwire/... Read More

March 6, 2017

In honor of National Craft Month in March, Amy Liikala shares her camp crafting memories and what skills she learned from crafting at camp. 

When you think back to your own youth camping days, what brings the biggest smile to your face?... Read More

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.

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