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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/out-about-creating-safe-environment-lgbtq-campers-staff

Out and About: Creating a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Campers and Staff

It was June 2006. I had been conducting staff training at a coed camp in the Northeast. I had already spoken to the entire staff about the “real work” of camp, which I see as helping campers use the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/social-justice-camp-talking-about-it

Social Justice and Camp — Talking About It

“You get all those different kids at camp, but it wasn’t there. It didn’t affect them there. There was so much love in the air. They came together, bonding, making friends, doing things they can’t do...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/translation-norms

A Translation of Norms

The dining hall area is filled with families playing Loteria (like Bingo except pictures are called out instead of numbers). Loteria is the Spanish word for lottery. The excitement builds with the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/expanding-impact-camp-individual-lives-societal-change

Expanding the Impact of Camp: From Individual Lives to Societal Change

This article is part of Camping Magazine’s series on inclusion, identifying and exploring both big picture and on-the-ground actionable pathways for application through participant...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/indigenous-instructional-programming-camp-professionals

Indigenous Instructional Programming for Camp Professionals

Camp professionals are taking a greater interest in the concept of allyship, a process of unlearning and re-evaluating whereby those in positions of privilege attempt to adopt a stance...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/i-cant-breathe-poor-air-quality-communities-color

I Can't Breathe — Poor Air Quality and Communities of Color

Anyone who operated, worked at, or attended a camp this past summer knows more than a thing or two (and likely more than they ever wanted to know) about risk. I, Briana Mitchell, am one of those...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/meeting-campers-where-they-are

Meeting Campers Where They Are

I’ve often been taught to look at a person through the lens of a prism. On one side, you can see only a clear, flat, one-dimensional object, but when the light filters through you are left with all...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/preparing-pushback-when-instituting-lgbtq-inclusive-policies

Preparing for Pushback When Instituting LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policies

Here are seven steps to help camps manage these conversations with parents and caregivers.

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/when-words-song-hurt-values-camp

When the Words of a Song Hurt the Values of the Camp

“First and foremost, community is not a place, a building, or an organization; nor is it an exchange of information over the internet. Community is both a feeling and a set of relationships among...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/introverts-camp-what-you-should-know

Introverts at Camp: What You Should Know

Common misconceptions about introverts include the beliefs that introversion is uncommon, introverts are unfriendly, and that you can make introverts more outgoing.