NASA Space Place: Activities for Your Campers

Looking for camp activities that are out of this world? Personalize your campers’ experience with NASA Space Place’s award-winning games, lessons, and activities featuring space and earth science!

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Can’t Get No Satisfaction: A Better Way to Get Useful Feedback from Parents and Caregivers, Part 1

Parents. I have them. I know them. I am one. And I was a day camp director who interacted with parents daily (and in the evenings, over the weekends, and, yes, even once on Christmas day). I know the central role that parents play in the daily work of camp and the lengths camp professionals must go to harness parent engagement, satisfaction, and (ideally) referrals.

Moments to Be Present During the Summer Camp Season

Remember that first night at dinner with your new cabin? The nervous excitement of your campers? The antics the campers did to figure out how they were going to fit in? 

The campers . . .  but what about you as the staff member in charge of these kids?!

Connecting Campers to the Moon

On July 20, 1969, an estimated 530 million people watched Neil Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took " . . . one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” NASA is now pushing the boundaries of human exploration forward to the moon and on to Mars. NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the moon within the next decade.

This summer, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first human landing on the moon. There are a variety of ways to engage campers in lunar exploration!

Why LGBTQ+ Camp Programs Are Important

LGBTQ+ leadership camps allow LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves and feel accepted and loved in a summer camp environment.

Three Different Roads That Led to Working at Camp

Working at summer camp helps young adults learn skills that will be valuable in their future careers, including leadership, communication, and more.

The Future of Camp Research

In this blog, Jessie Dickerson describes how camp researchers and camp professionals came together at the 2019 ACA National Conference to envision a future for camp research.

Expect More from Your Leadership Team (and Encourage Them to Expect More from You)

This blog post in support of Project Real Job discusses why you should expect more from your summer camp leadership team and how to encourage them to expect more from you.

Results of the 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey

In the latest Research 360 blog, Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the results of 2019 Spring Snapshot Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into summer camp spring enrollment, staffing, and program planning.

Measles Update for the 2019 Summer Camp Season

Learn more about measles, immunizations, and how to prepare for a potential measles outbreak at summer camp.