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July 24, 2017

“It’s hot.” “I’m tired.” “My campers are crazy.” “My co-counselor is not pulling his/her own weight.” “I am just not sure I have enough left in my tank to finish the summer.”

All of these are excuses or complaints that I and many other... Read More

July 18, 2017

Greetings, camp evaluators!  If you are a summer-only program, your camp season is well under way; in fact, you are might feel like you are rounding third and starting down the home stretch.  For our year-round programs, you might already be... Read More

July 11, 2017

As a camp director, when the middle of the summer drew near, I found myself gathering my leadership team to prepare for a possible journey through "the Doldrums." In the children’s novel, The Phantom Tollbooth, a young boy, endlessly bored by the... Read More

July 10, 2017

All summer long, the National Wildlife Federation is holding the Great American Campout, a celebration of using camping to connect to wildlife and nature. Here, naturalist David Mizejewski offers tips to assist camp staff in planning wildlife... Read More

July 3, 2017

Hello Camp Evaluators! I’m so excited you took a minute of your busy, busy summer to read the Research 360 blog.  I used to be a day camp director, so I know first-hand what is at the tops of the summertime to-do list:  Get. Through. The. Day. ... Read More

June 19, 2017

Last month, twelve camp directors gathered with staff from the YMCA, American Camp Association (ACA), and the Foundation for Jewish Camp in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA) of 2017, international... Read More

June 19, 2017

As you plan your programming, you want to add camp activities that are educational, constructive, and fun. Self-defense is one of the best lessons your campers can learn because it has so many real-life benefits.

Other than the physical... Read More

June 14, 2017

June is National Safety Month, which is a perfect time to celebrate the good work camps do keeping campers safe and healthy. Check out this infographic for statistics on camper illness and injury and tips on keeping kids safe this summer.... Read More

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