Camp Connection

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


staff huddle
July 26, 2021

We all know that representation matters. We sculpt the way we see the world and how we interact with it by what we come into contact with. Our reality is shaped by the people we encounter and the way they represent themselves and their identities... Read More

Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge illustration
July 9, 2021

Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, but monitoring efforts can bring early warning of potential disease outbreaks. Campers in your programs can help! Take photos of mosquito "babies" (larvae) and their habitats then use the GLOBE... Read More

July 6, 2021

When camps receive negative COVID-19 screening tests, it is a result of deliberate planning, excellent communication, earned compliance, diligent execution — and a little luck! The situation of achieving negative tests is reflective of the... Read More

Camper in goggles performing expirement
July 5, 2021

Captivating and interactive NASA eClipsTM resources use best practices to inspire youth through STEM experiences in nonformal and formal settings.  Because of their on demand availability, the short, content-rich activities and video segments are... Read More

Episode #39
July 2, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Susan Fee and Tanea Mills to discuss how mindfulness practices can enhance the camp experience. 

Mother and daughter reviewing test kit
June 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a physical and mental health toll on everyone, especially young people. Adolescents and young adults have faced increased anxiety and depression, and parents are eager to get their children back safely to the... Read More

air purifier in a large cabin room
June 14, 2021

The arrival of COVID-19 has pushed indoor air quality into the spotlight like never before. We’re all concerned about who and what we’re sharing the air with. So now that the world is starting to open up, we take a look at some of the measures... Read More

nymph tick on fingertip
June 14, 2021

Of the estimated 476,000 people diagnosed with Lyme and tick-borne diseases in the United States each year, 25 percent of those are kids. That’s a staggering 326 children diagnosed with these debilitating diseases each day! And because children... Read More