Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

Perfect for Staff Orientation!

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training. This is the most popular issue, and there are limited quantities, so place your order early. 

The 2017 issue has brand new staff training content from the experts created exclusively for staff and for trainers. You can have the best staff trainers at your camp! 


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.

Floorball Guide [Free Download]

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ACA National Awards Nominations

Do you know a camp professional who deserves recognition for all that they do? Nominations are now open for the ACA National Awards Program!

Since 1965, the ACA National Awards have paid tribute to those who make extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the camp movement and the American Camp Association.

Colorful Camp Events with Color Powder!

Add some excitement to your camp events with Color Blaze Color Powder! 

Fire Safety Tips for Your Camp [Free Download]

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ACA Announcement of New Chief Executive Officer

After a comprehensive search process, the Board of Directors is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of the American Camp Association® (ACA). I am delighted to announce that Tom Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of ACA. His first official day as CEO is October 4, 2016.

As you know, Tom Holland resigned as ACA’s CEO to pursue his and his wife Catherine’s dream — to own a camp of their own. We are pleased and excited to have found a very worthy successor to Tom — a successor perfectly suited to lead ACA into the future.

Introducing Ugly Mugz Lidz

Ugly Mugz were introduced to the ACA in February at the National Conference in Atlanta.  They were loved by the group and found new homes all over the US. Ugly Mugz are a nearly indestructible all-purpose vessel for hot and cold drinks and backcountry meals.  Ugly Mugz are BPA free, dishwasher safe, and Made in America.

Some Ugly Mugz have accompanied outdoorsy folks for over 30 years of expeditions.  They just get better with age as years of brands, etchings, and customizations are added. 

Fun, Rewarding Physical Activity Program from Marathon Kids

Using the same evidence-based approach that has been successful in schools and organizations, Marathon Kids gives you a structured, fun way to promote physical activity at camp.

So, how does it work? Simple, your campers can use the activity they already do at camp or add in new activities to log their miles until they reach one marathon and receive a unique NIKE tee shirt.