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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/place-share-your-label-embrace-giver

A Place to Share: Your Label to Embrace: Giver

In life we are accustomed to being categorized by type. Some categories are obvious: men and women, children and adults. Other categories are not as obvious but just as defining: Republicans and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/20-20-toolbox-scholarship-fundraising-outreach-strategies-all-camps

20/20 Toolbox: Scholarship, Fundraising, and Outreach Strategies for All Camps

As camp operators, we are keenly aware that when kids go to camp, they make positive gains in self-reliance, independence, communication, and self-esteem. Unplugged from the constant electronic buzz...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/20-20-toolbox-american-camp-association-your-camps-nonprofit-partner

20/20 Toolbox: The American Camp Association as Your Camp’s Nonprofit Partner

For many camps, the benefits of partnering with an existing nonprofit for the purpose of scholarship fundraising far outweigh the extensive challenges of starting their own nonprofit. If your camp is...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/20-20-toolbox-mixing-nonprofit-profit

20/20 Toolbox: Mixing the Nonprofit with the For Profit

Soon after we assumed the ownership of Camp Mont Shenandoah in 1996, my husband, Jay, and I were interested in establishing a scholarship program for our campers. We were clueless, however, as to how...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/where-can-we-find-money

Where Can We Find the Money?

I really want a new (insert here: archery range, campership fund, pirate ship for the waterfront). My (insert here: camper fees, organization's budget, personal bank account) does not support this....

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/can-i-really-spend-another-summer-working-camp

Can I Really Spend Another Summer Working at Camp?

How might another incredible summer at camp grow and change you?

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/no-generation-left-behind

No Generation Left Behind

Without a doubt, the most popular comment I get from clients in my public speaking work is (some variation of) “’Kids today have absolutely no initiative or basic work ethic! I ask them, ‘Well, how...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/meet-staff-where-they-are-not-where-you-wish-them-be

Meet Staff Where They Are — Not Where You Wish Them to Be

Unanswered emails. Requests (demands) for time off. Over-involved parents. What's the matter with young people today? Most likely nothing! We have more in common with this cohort of staff than one...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/yes-only-means-yes-until-something-better-comes-along-making-camp-best-offer-gen-z-staff

Yes Only Means Yes Until Something Better Comes Along: Making Camp the Best Offer for Gen Z Staff

Staff sign a contract, then inform you the week before camp begins that they won’t be coming after all. Or staff commit to working the entire season only to tell (not ask!) you they are leaving for...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/project-real-job-moving-forward-together

Project Real Job — Moving Forward Together

In the early ’80s, I graduated from high school and made a simple but life-changing decision. It was May and I hadn’t yet made plans for the summer. My mom encouraged me to call my former camp...