https://www.acacamps.org/blog/dos-donts-universities-colleges-hosting-youth-summer-campsDos and Don’ts for Universities and Colleges Hosting Youth Summer Camps
This article discusses how to proactively prevent injuries while hosting camp programs and how to respond to injuries if someone does get hurt despite all precautions.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/creating-community-building-pipelines-through-applicant-referencesCreating Community and Building Pipelines through Applicant References
This blog in support of Project Real Job discusses the importance of curating relationships with staff applicant references such as professors, former staff, and coaches.
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/peanut-allergy-frightening-facts-emerging-treatments-ultimate-avoidancePeanut Allergy: Frightening Facts, Emerging Treatments, Ultimate Avoidance
Peanut allergy has historically been the most fatal food allergy, comprising 50 to 62 percent of all food allergy deaths annually (Food Allergies Atlanta, 2022). It is also the leading food allergy...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-49-abuse-prevention-youth-programsCampWire Episode 49: Abuse Prevention in Youth Programs
Ju'Riese Colón, CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport and a member of the ACA Board of Directors, joins us for a conversation on abuse prevention, education, and accountability within youth programs...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/anxious-staff-how-ease-transition-camp-new-returning-staffAnxious Staff: How to Ease the Transition to Camp for New and Returning Staff
Here are some ideas to help ease the transition to camp for your staff.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/gen-z-staff-what-exactly-are-they-lookingGen Z Staff: What Exactly Are They Looking For?
Here are some Gen Z employment trends that started before the pandemic and now appear to be widespread.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/aca-redwoods-group-working-together-bring-safety-training-campsACA and Redwoods Group Working Together to Bring Safety Training to Camps
The American Camp Association (ACA) is excited to announce a collaboration with The Redwoods Group to further the availability of camp safety training courses.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/how-communicate-your-staff-during-after-summerHow to Communicate with Your Staff before, during, and after the Summer
As technology and social media grow, there is a seemingly endless array of platforms available to us to stay in touch with people. Because of this, you think that it would be easier than ever to...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/impetigo-what-does-it-look-what-should-you-doImpetigo: What Does It Look Like, and What Should You Do?
John presented to the camp health center begrudgingly, after his counselor requested he get a blister on his heel looked at by one of the nurses. The nurse at health check happened to be a new...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/commitment-how-do-we-earn-it-how-do-we-keep-itCommitment: How Do We Earn It — and How Do We Keep It?
An answer to this question of the century may seem counterintuitive, yet it is at the core of most camp communities: Relationships. More than ever, staff are looking for connection and belonging. So...