campers with rocket
April 25, 2022

Less than two months from today, my sixteenth summer at North Star Camp will begin. I’m excited to pack up my bags, leave my apartment in Chicago, and spend the summer in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at my home away from home. You may be in a... Read More

April 25, 2022

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state, local, and territorial health departments to allocate five million rapid, point-of-care, and over-the-counter tests per month to schools and camps serving students aged K–... Read More

camp staff and camper in canoe
April 11, 2022

Most camps are in full recruitment mode at this point. The black box of staff recruitment continues to be with us as we attempt to identify exactly the right message, compelling argument, or job arrangement that will convince an individual to... Read More

ACA and Redwoods logos
April 11, 2022

The American Camp Association (ACA) is excited to announce a collaboration with The Redwoods Group to further the availability of camp safety training courses.

The Redwoods Group’s online training courses will now be available in the ACA... Read More

Episode #48
March 31, 2022

Brandon Reiter of Skyview CFO & Bookkeeping Services joins us to discuss financial strategies for summer camps. 

Woman typing phone message at night
March 28, 2022

As technology and social media grow, there is a seemingly endless array of platforms available to us to stay in touch with people. Because of this, you think that it would be easier than ever to connect with our camp communities, whether that is... Read More

outdoor instruments
March 18, 2022

Camps are retreats for children to grow and learn, both emotionally and socially, where they can discover themselves independently. After two years of upheaval, summer camps that are going ahead this year will undoubtedly be faced with more of a... Read More

Capitol Building
March 15, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, the American Camp Association (ACA) has been advocating for the full field of camp at the national level to ensure that camps can operate fully — without additional barriers or unintended consequences that might result... Read More