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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/cracking-childrens-secret-code

Cracking Children's SECRET Code

I don't want to play. I hate kickball. — Sophia, age five Ben doesn't like me. He's always mad at me. — Betrand, age nine This place stinks. All the activities are stupid...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/memo-staff-talking-out-both-sides-my-mouth

Memo to Staff: Talking Out of Both Sides of My Mouth

I am standing in the middle of the woodshop of a sailing camp for boys on Cape Cod examining the hunk of wood that is on its way to becoming a fully functional model sailboat when I hear the ruckus...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/positive-learning

Positive Learning

It's a beautiful July morning at Camp Nevva GoHoma. Let's get out of the office which we know is like Grand Central Station with campers, staffers, specialists, administrative personnel, parents...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/big-deal-or-no-big-deal-framework-co-counselors

Big Deal or No Big Deal: A Framework for Co-Counselors

Staff orientation training is a jam-packed period of time that can last anywhere from a few hours to a week or more. Ice breakers, camper development, activity training, and health and safety are...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/peg-may-2010

From Peg - May 2010

At this time of year, the "Letter from Peg" is directed to camp staff and counselors as you prepare to enter the summer season. This year is no different. During camp training and orientation, you...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/crisis-response-training-coaching-non-counseling-staff-respond

Crisis Response Training: Coaching Non-Counseling Staff to Respond

The power grid has gone down. Forest fire is threatening the camp property. The water supply is contaminated. There's been an industrial spill, and camp must be evacuated. Critical computer...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/building-principles-magic-tap

Building Principles: Magic From the Tap

Most children are fascinated by magicians. I remember being certain that a magic wand, would indeed, produce whatever I wanted. As you get older though, you come to realize that behind the "magic" is...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/childrens-summer-camp-based-physical-activity

Children’s Summer Camp-Based Physical Activity

Childhood physical inactivity and obesity is a major concern because the current generation of children is one of the most inactive and unhealthy in history (Ogden, et al., 2006). A national study...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/campers-have-world-good-insights-aca-sites-facilities-programs-report-2011

Campers Have a World of Good — Insights from the ACA Sites, Facilities, and Programs Report: 2011

Each year, camp staff members spend days — if not weeks — preparing facilities, activity areas, and programs so their campers can enjoy fun, educational, and life-enhancing experiences. Whether...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/creating-community-through-nature

Creating Community through Nature

An Interview with Joseph Cornell From a young age, author Joseph Cornell felt the awe and wonder of nature. For nearly forty years, Cornell has shared his passion for nature with the world,...