Camp Connection

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

 

May 1, 2017

Nellie was a conundrum. She didn’t smile very readily and preferred hanging out at the edge of camper groups. She didn’t initiate conversation either; she generally waited until someone approached her. She rarely spoke to counselors and tended to... Read More

April 18, 2017

Working closely and networking with other camp professionals is one of the best tools for growing our own camp programs. I am fortunate to have a dear friend, Audrey Monke, who is the owner/director of Gold Arrow Camp in California. Audrey is... Read More

April 3, 2017

Last month, the American Camp Association began a staggered rollout of our new cloud-based online community, ACA Connect.

ACA Connect, a benefit available exclusively to ACA members, is a place to make member-to-member connections. In the... Read More

Episode #2
March 29, 2017

Listen to the second episode of CampWire as our Director of Research, Laurie Browne, discusses #Research360 and the future of ACA research.

March 6, 2017

In honor of National Craft Month in March, Amy Liikala shares her camp crafting memories and what skills she learned from crafting at camp. 

When you think back to your own youth camping days, what brings the biggest smile to your face?... Read More

Photo courtesy of Cheley Colorado Camps
February 21, 2017

In honor of National Sticky Bun Day on February 21, Jeff Cheley of Cheley Colorado Camps discusses the camp’s famous cinnamon rolls and why mealtime at camp is so important.

Last summer, I was walking through camp about 9:00 p.m. one... Read More

Episode #1
February 20, 2017

The American Camp Association introduces Episode 1 of the brand new podcast, CampWire. Listen to President/CEO, Tom Rosenberg, preview our National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Photo courtesy of Camp ClapHans in Norman, OK.
February 20, 2017

We love having alumni apply to work for our program. Following their years of participation as campers, we ask them to step away for a year or two before they can reengage as a staff member. We encourage them to go and have other experiences and... Read More

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