Camp Connection

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


Young boy zip lining
March 1, 2021

It’s always a challenge to come out of the hibernation of the winter months, and this year will be especially hard due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s why you need to start preparing now to keep your campers and employees safe... Read More

Episode #34
March 1, 2021

ACA's Western Region Professional Development Manager John Beitner sits down with Hameeda Abdul Kadir, Raegan Quattlebaum, and Ronald Towns to discuss how their camps have made diversity and inclusion the cornerstone of their programs and how... Read More

Photo by Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash. Kids wearing masks and backpacks
February 22, 2021

As 2021 began, we all hoped for a better year than the one before, including a successful vaccination effort. Whether the year lives up to our hopes or not, it’s time to start planning how to reopen your school camps, youth camps, day camps, and... Read More

stock photo
February 22, 2021

As the recruitment season heats up, we thought we’d share our proven tips for how to write the best job descriptions and generate the most interest in your post.

Masterclass Series speakers
February 18, 2021

As public health officials work to deliver the vaccine to communities across the US, conditions increasingly look promising for camps to open safely this summer. But what should camps expect to see in the campers, many of whom will be arriving... Read More

college student wearing mask with laptop
February 15, 2021

Staff recruitment is looking a bit . . . or a lot . . . different this year. Slowly, a shift from loading up the car and driving cross-country to area colleges for job fairs has given way to online recruitment.

campers with camp staff
February 14, 2021

When almost everything is being done virtually and there are so many possibilities, how do you choose professional development for yourself and your team?

camper laughing
February 8, 2021

Summer camp is no longer an optional add-on to enrich a child’s experience while they are out of school; it is a vital need for all children and adolescents in 2021 and beyond.