Camp Connection

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


November 30, 2021

Part of the magic of camp is the unexpected. In most cases, the unexpected means spontaneous, unscripted moments of connection, growth, and renewal — but the unexpected can also mean uncertainty, or even a crisis or emergency. 

campers sitting in a group
November 29, 2021

Parents want to keep their kids safe — that’s a no-brainer. As we move into the colder months of the year and the holiday season, however, parents’ concerns are reaching new heights. Sure, there are typical worries such as avoiding accidents and... Read More

camper and staff with horse
November 8, 2021

A common challenge for summer camp administrators in 2021 was staff recruitment and hiring. This is not surprising, since there is a labor shortage across the country. According to the Washington Post in September, “There are currently 10 million... Read More

October 25, 2021

Are you worried about staffing shortages and how many international staff you can hire? Have you heard potential staff say, “Thanks for the offer, but I need an internship”? Creating a field experience manual to attract and hire interns for camp... Read More

camp staff
October 11, 2021

This blog post is the second in a two-part series about staff culture.

October 11, 2021

[Ad] This blog post can help you assess your camp's current operations, paying special attention to areas where you have added, altered, or eliminated practices or procedures.

October 4, 2021

Summer 2021 is in the books, and if summer 2020 taught us anything, it’s that camp is more valuable than ever. While most camps were unable to operate in 2020, many saw rapid enrollment and waitlists this past summer. Families and campers were... Read More

Episode #42
September 27, 2021

In the latest episode of CampWire, Ann Sheets and Dave Thoensen discuss the importance of sound business fundamentals as we continue to weather the challenges of the last few years. Ann and Dave draw on their vast experience to share insights and... Read More