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Camp Is for the Camper

ACA's #1 Best Selling Course and Book! It is imperative that counselors see themselves as role models for campers and act accordingly. Parents place a great deal of trust in camps...

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/no-reservations-needed-please-be-seated-five-course-staff-training-smorgasbord

No Reservations Needed! Please Be Seated for a Five-Course, Staff-Training Smorgasbord

During the spring of each year, many camp directors are faced with what can seem to be an overwhelming task of planning for staff training. While it is tempting to use the same "recipes" from...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/martin-his-friends-counseling-skills-effect-change-camp

Martin and His Friends: Counseling Skills that Effect Change at Camp

Martin was sitting in the office of the boys' head counselor again. He'd been playing "Ga Ga" when another camper got him out. In what had quickly become an all-tootypical response for nine-year-old...

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/architecture-culture-kindness

The Architecture of a Culture of Kindness

Eden Village Camp, the Jewish farm-to-table sleepaway camp in Putnam Valley, New York, has an unusual business plan: to "be the camp we wish to see," borrowing from Ghandi's quote encouraging us to "...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/programming-social-justice-campers

Programming for Social Justice with Campers

How do camps incorporate social justice into their programming for campers? Five passionate, experienced, and insightful camp administrators took their time to share their camps' approaches to this...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/lot-courage-needed

A Lot of Courage Is Needed

An interview with Nick Teich, founder and CEO of Camp Aranu’tiq. Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps is a nonprofit program serving transgender and gender-variant youth and their families. Camp Aranu...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/training-social-justice-camp-staff

Training for Social Justice with Camp Staff

How do camps incorporate social justice into staff training programs? Five passionate, experienced, and insightful camp leaders discuss their professional and personal development as social justice...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/tips-calming-down-overwhelmed-camp-counselors

Tips for Calming Down Overwhelmed Camp Counselors

“It’s hot.” “I’m tired.” “My campers are crazy.” “My co-counselor is not pulling his/her own weight.” “I am just not sure I have enough left in my tank to finish the summer.” All of these are...