Camp Connection

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

 

Episode #35
April 5, 2021

 Join the conversation about the importance and value of connecting young people to the power of plants and the rewards of growing them as a key aspect of youth development. 

Young girl waving to monitor screen
March 29, 2021

There is so much we can do as parents, teachers, administrators, and even trusted camp counselors and camp directors to support the mental health of children, curb learning loss, and reengage students with their love of learning.

Camper tending to pot cooking over fire
March 29, 2021

Keeping staff engaged is an age-old challenge that begs for a new twist given our current times and circumstances. The Summer Camp Innovation Network organized a space for innovation by connecting 18- to 22-year-old university students with camp... Read More

campers and camp stuff jumping in puddles
March 22, 2021

A new youth development webinar series will discuss the core developmental stages of children over time and explore strategies for building meaningful, supportive connections with them every step of the way.

The three-part series,... Read More

Camper wearing mask
March 22, 2021

[Ad] Most states are establishing regulations and guidance for the re-opening of overnight and day camps. This guidance may include COVID-19 testing to reassure parents and camp staff that camps are using best practices in maintaining a safe... Read More

March 22, 2021

Friends and Colleagues,

We know that camp can be a vehicle to build a better world. Every summer, we work to inspire our campers and staff to discover and be the very best version of themselves. Today we call on you to join us in... Read More

stock photo of cabins
March 16, 2021

So you’re finally allowed to reopen… now what?

There are so many different things to consider when developing your camp reopening plan, and one of the most important is creating an effective COVID-19 testing strategy.

There are... Read More

day camp staff
March 15, 2021

Working at camp can be a blast and a great opportunity to make lifelong friends while learning skills useful to life beyond camp. Although a great deal of camp research has focused on understanding the benefits of attending camp for youth... Read More

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