Camp Connection

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


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April 20, 2021

Only 3 percent of camps are fully staffed.

It’s no secret that staff recruitment this year is harder than ever. According to an April ACA poll, just 3 percent of camps are fully staffed, with the majority of camps at or below the 50... Read More

Portable industrial style HEPA Air Purifiers
April 19, 2021

Summer camp ventilation historically has been very easy — just open up the windows and let the fresh summer air in. Unless your summer camp is in a warm location, the use of fans or ventilation has likely not been in the forefront of your mind.... Read More

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April 19, 2021

Getting ready to open your summer camp in 2021 can be overwhelming. With ever-growing checklists and numerous safety guidelines to consider, it can be difficult to manage alone. Thankfully, you have the support of your wonderful camp staff, who... Read More

Reading book by lake
April 19, 2021

Recovery from the trauma of the pandemic will be an important goal for camps this summer. It’s going to be a big lift, and we know you are ready for it! Aside from the usual, wonderful ways our campers play and dance and laugh, we should be... Read More

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April 12, 2021

Early in my career I was given an opportunity to speak to a group of families of children with special needs about how the organization I worked for was totally inclusive because we let all children participate and why they should choose our camp... Read More

dancing at camp
April 12, 2021

Standing in a crowded room (pre-COVID-19) with your best smile on, you hope that something on your table will catch the eye of at least one of the sharply dressed college students cruising your aisle. Even if just long enough for you to begin... Read More

staff member looking over lake at sunrise
April 6, 2021

You did it! You’ve checked all the boxes and hired a full team of staff for the summer — counselors, lifeguards, ropes experts, and everything in between. As spring fully begins its transition into summer, there’s one more major item on the... Read More

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April 5, 2021

[Ad] I got a negative result, but . . . what . . . exactly does that mean?