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.

Young person using a tablet
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

campers and camp staff throw balls toward camera
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.

girl waving at computer screen
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.