Camp Connection

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

 

January 13, 2015

By Andy Pritikin

 

It used to be so easy. Mom was home, and kids wanted to play outside, as we only had seven channels on the television (and no central air). Boy, how times have changed. Technological advances have profoundly... Read More

April 7, 2014

Former ACA CEO Peg Smith shares her personal experiences and favorite memories of camp. Learn why Smith calls camp "the best gift you can give a young person."

 

March 21, 2014

Guest post by Posie Taylor

March 11, 2014

A few years back I conducted a study with kids who had gone to summer camp for at least six or seven years. I asked them to talk about their camp experiences, and from their stories identified convincing evidence that summer camp is an important... Read More

January 28, 2014

For today's kids, free, unstructured play is on the decline, and access to the outdoors is dwindling. Former ACA CEO Peg Smith explains why play is so critical to a child's success. Read Peg's article in USA Today.

January 21, 2014

This guest post is by Audrey Monke, owner and director of Gold Arrow Camp.

I love flipping my calendar to January and the promise it offers of a fresh start. There’s something about the clean pages of a whole year stretched out in front of... Read More

December 17, 2013

Guest blog by Ann Sheets

The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year always seems to go by in a hurry for me. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were ringing in this year — and already it’s time to celebrate the holidays and... Read More

November 11, 2013

Guest post by Jean G. McMullan

The season of thankfulness and of giving is upon us. Summer gifts of leadership from our staff to campers produce ongoing positive effects that last all through the year. We savor the memories of difficult... Read More

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