Blogs

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January 24, 2022

Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) serves campers who have medical illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges at two year-round camp locations in Georgia. CTL operates as a partner model camp, serving over 60 partner organizations each year. CTL’s... Read More

Episode #45
January 20, 2022

In a special CampWire episode, Rich Lowry of Trinity/HPSI leads a discussion on the state of food distribution supply chain and how camps can plan strategically for summer 2022.

January 18, 2022

 As the pandemic continues to evolve, impacting events, travel, and everyday activities, the American Camp Association (ACA) has implemented additional mitigation strategies as requirements for attending the 2022 National Conference in Portland, ... Read More

tent under rainbow
January 14, 2022

During the 2021 ACA National Staffing Summit, five students were selected by their professors to serve on a panel to discuss why they did not want to work at camp. They were chosen because they would be great camp counselors but had said they... Read More

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January 12, 2022

We are excited for the opportunity to gather together in Portland, Oregon, next month. More than 900 camp professionals, consultants, vendors, thought leaders, innovative speakers, and industry leaders have registered to attend the ACA National... Read More

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December 15, 2021

Each year, hundreds of thousands of children attend youth programs provided by institutions of higher education across the country, with the bulk of these programs taking place during the summer. The programs, activities, and services can cross... Read More

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December 14, 2021

Over the last six weeks, ACA staff have received a great number of questions about COVID-19 and how to plan for summer 2022. In response, we sat down with ACA’s volunteer medical advisor Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP, to answer your questions. As... Read More

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December 13, 2021

Back in the summer of 2020, some camps embarked on an important yet uncertain adventure: They decided to operate during the heart of the pandemic.

At the time, there was much speculation in the press and in public discussion about how... Read More

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