Camp Connection

Here are the most recent blog posts for staff, professionals, and the public. Interested in guest blogging for ACA?

June 19, 2017

Last month, twelve camp directors gathered with staff from the YMCA, American Camp Association (ACA), and the Foundation for Jewish Camp in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA) of 2017, international... Read More

June 19, 2017

As you plan your programming, you want to add camp activities that are educational, constructive, and fun. Self-defense is one of the best lessons your campers can learn because it has so many real-life benefits.

Other than the physical... Read More

June 14, 2017

June is National Safety Month, which is a perfect time to celebrate the good work camps do keeping campers safe and healthy. Check out this infographic for statistics on camper illness and injury and tips on keeping kids safe this summer.... Read More

June 12, 2017

Sometimes, despite best efforts to be prepared in case of emergencies and expect the unexpected, crises occur.

For just over thirty years, the American Camp Association (ACA) has been helping camps in crisis with a year-round, 24-hours-a-... Read More

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May 14, 2017

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 14–20, 2017), Margaret Redmond, MD, discusses how to be lower the chances of food allergy reactions at camp and what to do in case of allergen ingestion.

Food allergy is a common topic for... Read More

May 11, 2017

Listen to the third episode of CampWire as the Director of Marketing from Camp Tecumseh discussing marketing and media at camp. Stream the episode below or subscribe on iTunes.

 

May 1, 2017

Nellie was a conundrum. She didn’t smile very readily and preferred hanging out at the edge of camper groups. She didn’t initiate conversation either; she generally waited until someone approached her. She rarely spoke to counselors and tended to... Read More

April 18, 2017

Working closely and networking with other camp professionals is one of the best tools for growing our own camp programs. I am fortunate to have a dear friend, Audrey Monke, who is the owner/director of Gold Arrow Camp in California. Audrey is... Read More

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