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Culture & Climate: The Collective Marks of Trauma on the Identity of Camp

When we consider the thresholds people cross, entering the space we call camp, do we trace the roots of trauma beyond a person and to a group of people? The term collective trauma exposes the...

Camp Counselor Self-Care Guide for Emotional and Physical Well-Being

As a camp counselor, you have many responsibilities to juggle, including home life, camp life, and life after camp. It’s important to prioritize your physical and emotional health, as they are...

Mental Health Resources — Tips for Camps

Top Tips for Camps Establish a mental health support network. Build relationships with community mental health resources prior to your camp season.  Have professionals in...

Five Essentials for Supporting Staff Mental Health and Well-Being

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define mental health as “your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can therefore affect every stage of life and impact how you...

Does Your Camp Need a Therapist?

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee partnered with a local therapy practice to provide on-site, drop-in counseling for their staff this summer.

Summer 2023 Trends and Issues: Spotlight on Well-Being at Camp

These are the findings from the 2023 Trends and Issues Pulse Survey taken this spring.

Summer 2023 Trends and Issues: Spotlight on Anticipated Camper and Staff Challenges

These are the findings from the 2023 Trends and Issues Pulse Survey taken this spring.


Currently in 15 pilot camps, CampWell is a six-hour skills-based, in-person, multitiered, training course that guides participants to identify, understand, cultivate, and create a community of...

Superpowers of Music for Mental Health

Making music can benefit our overall well-being and mental health.

Healthy Inside and Out: the Role of Mental Health Counseling at Summer Camp

I spent my childhood summers at a sleepaway camp in Pennsylvania, and I loved it. When I turned 18 in 2021, I couldn’t wait to work as a counselor myself. I was following in my mother’s footsteps;...