Camp Connection

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


campers and camp stuff jumping in puddles
March 22, 2021

A new youth development webinar series will discuss the core developmental stages of children over time and explore strategies for building meaningful, supportive connections with them every step of the way.

The three-part series,... Read More

Camper wearing mask
March 22, 2021

[Ad] Most states are establishing regulations and guidance for the re-opening of overnight and day camps. This guidance may include COVID-19 testing to reassure parents and camp staff that camps are using best practices in maintaining a safe... Read More

March 22, 2021

Friends and Colleagues,

We know that camp can be a vehicle to build a better world. Every summer, we work to inspire our campers and staff to discover and be the very best version of themselves. Today we call on you to join us in... Read More

stock photo of cabins
March 16, 2021

So you’re finally allowed to reopen… now what?

There are so many different things to consider when developing your camp reopening plan, and one of the most important is creating an effective COVID-19 testing strategy.

There are... Read More

day camp staff
March 15, 2021

Working at camp can be a blast and a great opportunity to make lifelong friends while learning skills useful to life beyond camp. Although a great deal of camp research has focused on understanding the benefits of attending camp for youth... Read More

Camp staff signing and dancing
March 5, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously expanded the definition of "essential workers" to incorporate out-of-school time workers, including camp staff. To support that move, CDC recently made changes to their website that... Read More

Young girl inspecting tree with instructor
March 3, 2021

With lessons learned from 2020, NASA brings a unique opportunity to camps through the "GLOBE Goes to Camp Pilot Project," developed to provide free citizen science opportunities for camps across the United States.

screeshot of Gallagher's Travel Insured International webpage
March 2, 2021

Camps, like all businesses, have struggled this past year to provide services to their clientele. Parents have hesitated to make travel plans or commit to enrolling their children in camp, in part due to the potential financial loss of their... Read More