Camp Connection

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


camper holding fish
December 7, 2020

Twelve-plus-hour days. Extreme temperatures. Mental and physical exhaustion. Low pay. Sound like fun? Then why do millions of teens and 20-something-year-olds work at camp every summer? Better yet, why do camp professionals make a career out of... Read More

December 7, 2020

Through ACA’s Professional Development Center, your program has an opportunity to streamline staff training to the 21st century. Our Custom Course Package is like no other. With the capability to train your staff from a robust list of courses... Read More

Episode #31
November 24, 2020

On this episode of CampWire, we are joined by Liz Kimmelman of Tumbleweed Day Camp in Los Angeles, CA and Andy Shlensky from North Star Camp for Boys in Hayward, WI.  We talk about how their camps safely served student communities as kids... Read More

Learning Center screenshot
November 17, 2020

ACA is excited to announce our recently redesigned and updated online learning center with the release of four new special packages featuring hot topics for camp professionals. 

November 10, 2020

In its first six years, the American Camp Association’s (ACA) Camp Moves Me program raised more than $335,000 to send more than 1,300 kids to ACA-accredited camps.

As we look at the camp industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ACA... Read More

staff member looking out over lake
November 9, 2020

We believe staff culture and camp culture are tied together. They are not separate. The culture your staff embraces and models is your camp culture.

November 9, 2020

Because of COVID-19, summer 2020 was unique, with many camps canceling or adjusting occupancy for their programs. Unfortunately, it looks like this pandemic is here to stay for a while, so camps need to maintain safety measures for programs and... Read More

camper and staff wearing masks bumping elbows
October 27, 2020

Open or closed in summer 2020, camps are looking to 2021 and evaluating options for operations next summer.