Camp Connection

Here are the most recent blog posts for staff, professionals, and the public. 


Episode 16
February 20, 2019

CampWire host Sam Hirt brings you with him for an entire day at National Conference. He pops into educational sessions, the keynote, and interviews conference attendees.

February 14, 2019

What does being thankful have to do with going to camp? Everything! Thankful hearts are open hearts, and being open to adventure is the attitude we have about camp. 

February 11, 2019

Children are growing up SO MUCH differently than we did, with so much of their lives spent staring at glowing screens. I looked for information in my encyclopedia, dictionary, or local library, while kids today can find a fact through their... Read More

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January 28, 2019

Let’s be real. Your staff are the only ones with the answers to these questions, so if you want to know the answers . . . ask them. 

Episode 15
January 28, 2019

In the fifteenth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These camps will be honored at ACA's National Conference next month in Nashville.

January 14, 2019

In this blog post, Audrey Monke, MA, discusses some of the benefits of camp, including the ways in which some camp practices are known to decrease depression and increase well-being.

Episode 14
November 26, 2018

Tom Schenk has been Director of Technology at ACA for almost 25 years. On this episode, Sam spoke with him about the ways in which technology has changed in his time at ACA, and about some of the tech resources that ACA offers.

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October 31, 2018

In the 13th episode of CampWire, Sam spoke with ACA's Director of Accreditation Rhonda Mickelson about the recent update to ACA's standards program.