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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/2022-staff-training-issue-camping-magazine

2022 Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training — perfect for Staff Orientation!

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-security

Camp Security

According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the incidence of violent crimes committed against and by children and youth continues to rise in America. This alarming data has youth-serving...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/pressure-camp

The Pressure of Camp

The positive pressure one experiences at camp is something rare and hypnotizing. Friends at home call what you are doing a summer holiday, but you know the work is tough and comes with daily...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/serving-our-nations-young-heroes-how-camp-impacting-lives-military-children

Serving Our Nation's Young Heroes - How Camp Is Impacting the Lives of Military Children

Since September 11, the world in which American military children grow up has changed dramatically due to unprecedented levels of deployment and the increased reliance on Reserve and National Guard...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/case-melted-fingerprints

The Case of the Melted Fingerprints

My first time working at summer camp, in fact during my first week, I melted off every one of my fingerprints. I was only 16 at the time, and I remember feeling shocked that this could actually...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/acas-raise-bar-initiative-capturing-magic-camp-tangible-data

ACA’s Raise the Bar Initiative: Capturing the Magic of Camp in Tangible Data

Matthew Smith is the camp communications and strategy director at Longacre in Pennsylvania, and cohort leader (along with Scott Brody, owner/director of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen in New Hampshire,...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/hover-over-send-button-nurturing-teenagers-through-their-first-job-application-process

Hover Over the Send Button: Nurturing Teenagers through Their First Job Application Process

Picture the scene: A camp director makes a job offer to a counselor and receives a response of outrage that he has not been offered the job he wanted and, additionally, was not placed with his...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/last-dance

The Last Dance

It's late in the evening. My feet are tired. Music is reverberating in my ears. We've been dancing and mixing all night. Tonight is an incredible celebration, truly a hallmark event. This may be...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/trenches-counselors-good-judgment

In the Trenches: A Counselor’s Good Judgment

Camp directors: Please share this column with your staff. During the camp season it's more important than ever for them to read this. Taking care of other people's children, as you do at...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/research-fun-safety-camaraderie-outdoor-adventure-heros-journey-program

Research: Fun, Safety, Camaraderie, and Outdoor Adventure at the Hero’s Journey Program

Hero's Journey is a free-of-charge, wilderness-based summer camp program for youth living with serious illness. As a developmentally appropriate and challenging extension of the traditional camp...