Camping Magazine

Learn the skills you need to succeed. Camping Magazine is your primary source for the most recent trends in the camp industry-the latest research in the field of youth development-critical management tools and innovative programming ideas. Camping Magazine is the official publication of the American Camp Association, under the authorization of the National Board of Directors.

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ACA Connect - your online community that lets you engage with camp professionals.

Research & Evaluation

ACA research efforts center on a two-fold approach that 1) advances the knowledge about the value of the camp experience and 2) enhances the business acumen of professionals involved in the industry of camp. These approaches allow for the development of tools, information, and resources that address current societal issues such as positive youth development in camp and other out-of-school time settings, youth outcomes, workforce development, as well as business issues around industry benchmarks, staff training, and quality program improvement.

Looking for Robust Camp Management Software?

CircuiTree is the last camp management system you’ll ever need. Not only does it offer powerful, cloud-based software to help streamline your camp’s operations, but the system offers solutions for all of your camp management needs. Whether you’re registering campers, staying in touch with customers, or managing inventory, CircuiTree’s software will get you there.

Thank You, Welcome, and Farewell to Members of the National Standards Commission

September is transition time for the National Standards Commission (NSC) and this year was no different.  We’d like to say thank you to all NSC members and recognize those who have recently rolled off the commission, those who are continuing in service, and welcome our new members. 

Welcome to new Members of the NSC with terms beginning September 2018 include:

CampDoc Emergency Plan Communication Tool

Aligned with September National Preparedness Month, CampDoc announces the release of its Emergency Plan communication tool. National Preparedness Month, a campaign sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, is an opportunity for all organizations, including camps, to prepare for any kind of disaster or emergency.

Running a Successful Fundraising Program [Free Download]

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American Camp Association Names Henry DeHart Chief Operating Officer

Martinsville, IN — The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that Henry DeHart has been named chief operating officer of ACA, effective September 10, 2018.     

Cook Over the Campfire Without Reaching Over the Campfire

Everyone enjoys the sight, aroma, and warmth of a campfire. Pilot Rock firerings come in several diameters and heights to fit single campsites or large group sites, with several cooking grate options. The FSW Series campfire rings include a single level Swivel Grate — it rotates over the fire or completely out of the firering, and the operator handle is never over the fire. When turned out of the firering the Swivel Grate can be used as place to prepare your food or drink. Then turn the grate over the fire.

Standards Chair Training Registration


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