https://www.acacamps.org/blog/economic-injury-disaster-loan-limit-raised-2-millionEconomic Injury Disaster Loan Limit Raised to $2 Million
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has retooled the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to better serve and support businesses still reeling from the pandemic. Starting...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-reclaim-your-purpose-part-1Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 1
When finishing one camp season and preparing for another, don't forget to unpack your baggage and reclaim your purpose.
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/assessing-summer-health-outcomesAssessing Summer Health Outcomes
How did it go? After 2020's "different" summer, we stepped into 2021 with hope. More camps opened, some staff were COVID-19 immunized, and protective behaviors — such as masks, physical distancing,...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/excellence-research-practiceExcellence in Research in Practice
In 2015, ACA, with the help of the Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CARE), created the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Excellence in Research in Practice. This award is designed...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/nice-save-place-shareNice Save - A Place to Share
It’s free play, the 30 to 45 minutes of magical time at camp when nothing and everything happens. I walk from the dining room to the main campus after dinner and stop to watch five 9- and 10-year-old...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/camp-springboard-three-camp-characteristics-applicable-any-careerCamp as a Springboard: Three Camp Characteristics Applicable to Any Career
Camp experiences provide invaluable skills for meaningful and fulfilling careers.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-37-camp-staff-recruiting-finding-diverse-organizations-campusCampWire Episode 37: Camp Staff Recruiting - Finding Diverse Organizations on Campus
This podcast talks about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp, and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/want-more-resilient-staff-focus-feedbackWant a More Resilient Staff? Focus on Feedback
So now that we are finally faced with a glimmer of light at the end of this year-long tunnel, it’s time to shift our focus to how we can help develop a resilient staff with staying power — not just...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/creating-inclusive-culture-increase-staff-retentionCreating an Inclusive Culture to Increase Staff Retention
A camp culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging can lead to better staff retention.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-recruiting-answer-right-front-youStaff Recruiting: The Answer Is Right in Front of You
What if your recruitment efforts started at your camp — with campers you already know? Falling Creek outlines their plan to flip our recruitment strategy from outside to the inside.