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https://www.acacamps.org/blog/4-tips-counselors-transition-summer-camp-fall

4 Tips for Counselors to Transition from Summer Camp to Fall

The transition from your crazy-busy summer to the fall season can be tough! It's good to remember these 4 tips.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/handling-campers-homesickness

Handling Campers' Homesickness

According to author and psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, 97 percent of children experience at least some occasional homesick feelings at camp. Considering that statistic, you’ll probably have...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/10-rainy-day-activity-ideas

10 Rainy Day Activity Ideas

The fun doesn’t have to stop when it rains! If you’re looking for some ways to spend a rainy day at camp, try these activities out.

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/5-ways-prepare-summer-now

5 Ways to Prepare for Summer NOW

Don’t wait ‘til you get to camp to start being the best counselor ever. 1. Check out this infographic.   2. Sign...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/summer-camp-jobs-why-work-camp

Summer Camp Jobs: Why Work at a Camp?

Does this describe you or someone you know? You love the outdoors. You love hiking and biking and sailing. And — your good friend says you're great with kids. If you relate to this, then there'...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/over-201-things-know-about-bed-bugs

Over 201 Things to Know about Bed Bugs

This article appeared in Camping Magazine in 2003.  For the most up-to-date bed bug information visit ACA's Bed...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staff-training-what-do-you-expect

Staff Training: What Do You Expect?

Summer camp staff training — what exactly is it? If you take all the ideas and definitions; all the content from years past provided by the American Camp Association (ACA), the health department, and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/camper-counselor-what-footprint-will-you-leave

From Camper to Counselor: What Footprint Will You Leave?

If this is your first year receiving a paycheck at camp (no matter how small) instead of paying tuition, then this article is for you. New and veteran staff will also benefit from having a better...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/letters-my-campers-counselors-guide-mentoring-youth

Letters From My Campers: A Counselor's Guide to Mentoring Youth

At the close of every season at a ceremony inside a large celebratory white tent, each counselor makes his or her way to the microphone to address an enthusiastic, if somewhat sad, throng of boys and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/protect-your-camp-your-campers-your-staff-unspeakable

Protect Your Camp, Your Campers, and Your Staff from the Unspeakable

It’s 6:27 a.m. on a sunny Tuesday morning. There you are, comfortably seated at your desk, ready for another great day, when you are called for assistance by a counselor to the health center. Upon...