Camp Connection

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


Young boy getting COVID-19 swab test
May 18, 2021

[Ad] You understand what the rules and tests are, but do you know how to run a safe COVID-19 testing program?

campers fishing
May 17, 2021

While COVID-19 care measures are important, we should not lose sight of other important camp considerations. We encourage camps to take a “multimuscle” approach to the summer.

Boy looking at laptop computer
May 12, 2021

Let’s begin by stating the obvious: 2020 was hard! While it was not the path any of us chose, it was the path presented to us, and we had to adapt. Some programs made the difficult decision to shut down completely for the year; others made the... Read More

Stock photo of traveler at airport
May 11, 2021

Before COVID-19, summer camps were hosting an average of 25,000 cultural exchange visitors through the BridgeUSA Camp Counselor program each year, filling critical leadership and specialty instructor roles and promoting a positive world view... Read More

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez via Unsplash
May 10, 2021

[Ad] These eight strategies can help you regulate and process incoming requests and registrations.

campers floating down river
May 10, 2021

So now that we are finally faced with a glimmer of light at the end of this year-long tunnel, it’s time to shift our focus to how we can help develop a resilient staff with staying power — not just for this summer, but for future summers as well... Read More

Chaco Z and Chillos
May 10, 2021

One of the benefits of being an American Camp Association (ACA) member is getting 40 percent off Chaco products through Chaco’s Pro Deal Program.

To sign up for a Chaco Pro Deal Account and take advantage of this great benefit, follow... Read More

NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover
May 6, 2021

Camp leaders — immerse your youth in the latest exploration of Mars with NASA’s Mission to Mars Student Challenge for Summer Camps!  A seven-week series of hands-on activities take youth from learning about Mars, planning a mission, launch and... Read More