CampWire Episode #10 - Staff Training with Michael Brandwein

The ACA professional development team interviews Michael Brandwein for the 10th episode of CampWire. Get some great staff training tips as the summer season begins.

For more info on Michael, visit his website or email him at mail@michaelbrandwein.com!

 

This is episode is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Sunscreen and CampStaff.com 

 

CampWire Episode #9 - Camp Resarch with Laurie Browne and Jim Sibthorp

In the ninth episode of CampWire, ACA's director of research Laurie Browne talks with another researcher, and longtime camp friend, Jim Sibthorp about ACA's 5-year research study.

Let's Get This Party Started! Are You In?

The research party has started, but, like most parties, the research project is most impactful when everyone at the party is engaged, giving and taking in equal parts so the entire community party benefits.

CampWire Episode #8 - The Importance of Working at Camp

In the eighth episode of ACA's podcast, CampWire, Deb Jordan and Kim Aycock discuss why it is important to work at a camp, and some of the things camps are doing successfully to recruit and keep staff.

CampWire Episode #7 - Inclusion at Camp

In the seventh episode of CampWire, ACA's President/CEO Tom Rosenberg talks with Niambi Jaha-Echols about inclusion and cross-cultural agility.

CampWire Episode #6 — Meet the Eells Program Award Winners

In the sixth episode of CampWire, the American Camp Association's podcast, meet the winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. 

Findings from Phase 1 of the 5-Year Research Project

ACA Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne shares the emerging themes from Phase 1 of the Five Year Impact Study.  These preliminary findings point to the numerous ways camp prepares children for college, career, and beyond.
 

Parents: An Evaluation Holy Grail

Greetings Camp Evaluators, and a thousand thanks for taking a minute to read about evaluation during this busy, busy precamp season. I have a topic for you that is likely very real for you right now, and will remain real throughout the summer. The topic: parents, care-givers, and other adults who are responsible for the children you serve. You know, the ones that call, email, text, show up…anything they can do to talk to you about their children. Except when it comes to surveys — then it is radio silence.

CARE-ing for Camp: The Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation

Hello Camp Evaluators! Spring is a busy time for camp people — with the ACA National Conference, several major regional conferences, and annual camp preparations, it is hard to believe camp people can find time to volunteer for ACA. But indeed, there are volunteers at local and national levels that give their time and expertise to our camp community over and above their many, many camp responsibilities.

Help Your Staff Development with Free Member November

Hello Camp Directors! November is a big month for ACA! We've been thinking about ways we can help you with staff development for the coming year.

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