Blogs

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May 11, 2020

ACA recently spoke with Roger Rennekamp, PhD, extension health director of Cooperative Extension/ECOP, about some of 4-H’s considerations in pivoting to online/virtual programming.

May 4, 2020

Today more than ever it is important that surfaces are well cleaned & sanitized. Seating, storage, bedroom and dining furniture represent the majority of surface areas in any facility. With its frequent use and high visibility, furniture is... Read More

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May 4, 2020

Summer camp is a beneficial experience for both the campers and the summer camp staff, who learn valuable professional skills that translate to their future careers.

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April 28, 2020

While some youth safety practices from in-person programming transfer over to the online world, there are a number of additional safety precautions to consider. 

April 28, 2020

This guide offers tips for starting and running a virtual summer camp.

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April 27, 2020

Hello camp friends, and thank you for taking a moment to think about evaluation during a time when evaluation seems less critical than the other big challenges you are likely facing right now. We know from previous blog posts that the evaluation... Read More

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April 21, 2020

If you are pivoting to online/virtual programming for part or all of your 2020 camp season, then you’re likely exploring how best to translate what you do physically in person at camp to an online/virtual forum without sacrificing the quality of... Read More

April 20, 2020

Fatigue at camp is like inclement weather at camp. You’re going to have it at some point, but if you spot it before it happens, you can take steps to be prepared for it and reduce the impact it has on your staff and program.

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