Blogs

CampCounts 2021 illustration
March 7, 2022

ACA's annual business survey, CampCounts, is back with new findings and trends from 2021!  We're here to remind you just what CampCounts is, what was unique about this year's survey efforts, and some of the key takeaways we're seeing in the data... Read More

campers kayaking
February 28, 2022

Mental and emotional health has been on the forefront of all of our minds. During COVID, it is even more so. While camp is for the camper, our staff are the ones interacting and supporting them daily. What do we do when our staff cannot hold it... Read More

Episode #47
February 25, 2022

Erik Hancock of The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA) joins us for a conversation on camp architecture and design, including insights on accessibility and sustainability for campuses and facilities.

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February 18, 2022

Going into the 2022 camp season, administrators across the country have become acutely aware of the rising cost of food and are trying to anticipate the impact these higher prices will have on their summer food programs.

camper jumping into water
February 14, 2022

"Not the kind of job our students want to pursue."

Have you received a similar response from a university career center rejecting your post on their job board?

While this message was disappointing and frustrating, the good news is... Read More

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February 14, 2022

The American Camp Association (ACA) is proud to be an official partner of the 5 Days of Action — an initiative that equips and empowers organizations to protect children from sexual abuse. 

During the 5 Days of Action (April 18–22, 2022... Read More

January 31, 2022

There are some considerations offered here regarding staff living space that could help with recruitment and retention.

Episode #46
January 31, 2022

Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen joins us on the CampWire podcast to share his summer camp experiences; how camp influenced his career, education, and love for the outdoors; and to talk about his latest album, See the World. 

Special thanks... Read More

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