Blogs

June 8, 2020

On this episode of CampWire - Board certified attending family physician and resilience expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” joins John Beitner to speak to the importance of maintaining mental, emotional and social health (MESH) as a top... Read More

June 2, 2020

As a result of our ongoing advocacy efforts in Washington, DC, ACA was grateful to be invited to join the Vice President to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the field of camp. ACA assembled a broadly representative group of leaders from across... Read More

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June 1, 2020

This year camps face a difficult challenge: how do you bring kids together while keeping them safe? 

Young boy sitting outside with a tablet
May 26, 2020

One might call the shift to virtual camp programming a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not likely we would have widely considered camp and virtual programming prior to the pandemic, but the pandemic has forced us to think about... Read More

Silhouette of a camper watching sunset
May 19, 2020

At the end of last summer, most camp directors were already thinking about summer 2020. That’s because most camp directors I know are problem-solvers, and whatever might not have gone so smoothly in 2019 was already in their sights to improve for... Read More

Kids dressed up as a magician
May 19, 2020

Magicians specialize in making the impossible, possible. They look at the world differently with a focus on solving problems in a fun and unique way. Their ability to unlock the imagination helps create lifelong memories in any situation.

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May 18, 2020

We often put a substantial amount of resources into programming for our staff. This coming summer, our staff, if at camp, are unlikely to have as much freedom to go out of camp for their time off and, if at home connecting virtually, are going to... Read More

May 17, 2020

While there are many camp activities that require constant supervision, swimming and other water-related activities need special attention to ensure camper safety and most importantly, fun.

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