Heart of the South Camp Community Connection

Monday, 27 April 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

Dear ACA Heart of the South Community,

What a time to be running a camp! This is a confusing, stressful time, with many questions, fewer answers, and contingency plans A through F. We know it can be overwhelming. We also know that the best resource camps have in situations like this is other camps and camp professionals. So, we’re reaching out today because we want to stay connected with everyone in our Heart of the South camp community.

Though we’re all social distancing and can’t be together in-person (and let’s face it, during normal times we’d all be at camp madly preparing for the summer, so we’d still be distancing) we can still meet! Your ACA, Heart of the South Local Council of Leaders (LCOL) is hosting a virtual Zoom meeting on Monday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. Central time to discuss the issues that all of our Heart of the South camps are facing during this unprecedented time. Bring your own beverage and let’s chat.

This will be the time to find out what other camps in our region and your state are doing about staffing, summer camp, non-summer groups, communication with parents, communication with staff, refund policies, financial struggles, mental health, what camp will look like when it opens back up, or whatever is on your mind. And, of course, we’ll all be talking through that BIG decision we’re all facing in the next few weeks.

If we find value in these calls, we can look at holding them every few weeks in order to touch base with one another.

This event is open to all camps whether they’re ACA members or not. Feel free to share this email with others that might be interested. 

We hope that you will consider joining us to share your own knowledge and learn from the group. Stay safe, be well, and take care of those around you!

Yours in camp,

Heart of the South Local Council of Leaders