Camp Connection

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


Learning Center screenshot
November 17, 2020

ACA is excited to announce our recently redesigned and updated online learning center with the release of four new special packages featuring hot topics for camp professionals. 

November 10, 2020

In its first six years, the American Camp Association’s (ACA) Camp Moves Me program raised more than $335,000 to send more than 1,300 kids to ACA-accredited camps.

As we look at the camp industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ACA... Read More

staff member looking out over lake
November 9, 2020

We believe staff culture and camp culture are tied together. They are not separate. The culture your staff embraces and models is your camp culture.

November 9, 2020

Because of COVID-19, summer 2020 was unique, with many camps canceling or adjusting occupancy for their programs. Unfortunately, it looks like this pandemic is here to stay for a while, so camps need to maintain safety measures for programs and... Read More

camper and staff wearing masks bumping elbows
October 27, 2020

Open or closed in summer 2020, camps are looking to 2021 and evaluating options for operations next summer.

October 26, 2020

If you have solid wood furniture, then you made a great investment. Camp bunk beds and classic crate sofas can last for many years, but we often get asked what kind of maintenance goes into such high-quality and heavy-duty products.

lake at sunset
October 13, 2020

When it is hard to determine what to do next, the one thing that can be controlled in challenging times (or any time) is our response. 

camper and staff member
September 28, 2020

There are many reasons why summer camps struggle to find and retain quality staff. We see many camps focus their job descriptions around the cultural elements that the job provides, illustrating the fun benefits of working at camp. While camps... Read More