Camp Connection

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


Episode #38
June 7, 2021

American Camp Association research associate Victoria Povilaitis sits down with Stephen Gray Wallace, who wears many hats as a school psychologist, adolescent & family counselor, ACA contributor, director of the Center for Adolescent Research... Read More

stock photo of COVID-19 testing swab
June 7, 2021

As vaccinations continue to roll-out across the country, we need to continue to take the preventive measures necessary to keep the virus under control and prevent it from spreading. Testing remains a critical measure and is now available at no... Read More

Screenshot of Toolkit cover
June 7, 2021

The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are eager to partner with camps around the country to improve vaccination rates among staff and campers this summer.

The White House and HHS urge camps to conduct... Read More

camper wearing life jacket in lake
May 25, 2021

I worked for years at camp, in a variety of positions, not because I was focused on my career, but because of the feeling I got doing the work. I enjoyed it. I was happy. But at the time, I could not articulate how camp was preparing me for “the... Read More

camper and staff member
May 24, 2021

In order to find more diverse camp staff applications, the Project Real Job Staff Recruitment and Retention Committee conducted research on how to find qualified staff. This project involved a college and university website search to find... Read More

Camp Drop Off
May 24, 2021

Can you feel it? That buzz in the air? As arrival day gets closer, it gets more difficult to tell whether it’s the hum of excitement or your stress levels. At this point, it’s probably a little bit of both.

For staff and campers alike,... Read More

Episode #37
May 23, 2021

This podcast talks about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp, and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.

campers posing with their moonbase projects
May 20, 2021

NASA Funding Opportunity: NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions is now accepting proposals for two opportunities, due June 17 and July 19, 2021 . Eligible proposers include US nonprofit camps, science museums,... Read More