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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/resources/designing-your-programs-best-enhance-camp-experience

Designing Your Programs to Best Enhance the Camp Experience

Top Tips for Camps Intentionally select program activities that provide one or more of the youth-development supports (supportive relationships, safety, youth involvement, skill building)....

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/year-round-education-children-youth

Year-Round Education of Children and Youth

American Camp Association Position and Resources Understand the importance of the connection with nature Children and Nature Create positive relationships...

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/role-skill-building

The Role of Skill Building

Building Camps That Care About Kids — Third in a Series of Four Articles Maybe Walt Whitman was on to something. When we think of the very best ways to help young people grow into...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/research-360-quality-vs-outcomes-smackdown

Research 360: The Quality vs. Outcomes Smackdown

If you've been following this blog you know that the Research 360 goal is to build camp evaluation capacity. Thus far I've described what...

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...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/fully-connected-how-radical-cell-phone-policy-can-improve-your-camp

Fully Connected: How a Radical Cell Phone Policy Can Improve Your Camp Culture and Cure FOMO

"Because of Camp... I have a better relationship with my phone." Said no one ever. We love camp because of the relationships we build there. So, what would camp look like if the staff committed to...