Camp Connection

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


March 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

I want to take a moment to reach out to you during these challenging times and remind you that the American Camp Association is here to support you as you work to plan for the summer through evolving guidance, information... Read More

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March 16, 2020

Now that we have all returned from the 2020 ACA National Conference, let's discuss three big takeaways that we learned this year.

March 16, 2020

Handwashing remains one of our most effective protective behaviors against communicable disease. While handwashing doesn’t guarantee protection and safety, a person can certainly reduce risk of exposure. That protection, however, is directly tied... Read More

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March 9, 2020

Let’s face it, camp directors juggle a lot. Parents are looking to you to provide an engaging, educational, and safe environment. Some safety precautions may seem obvious: helmets on the zip line, certified lifeguards, food safety measures.... Read More

March 9, 2020

Summer is on the horizon . . . the pressure to fill remaining positions heightens. It is easy to convince yourself the next warm body is good enough — a decision you may regret later.

Episode #27
March 2, 2020

ACA's Camps on Campus Coordinator- Tim Huchton joins Youth Protection Program Directors LeeKeshia Williams from University of Austin Texas and Nate Freidman from University of Utah.

This group of leaders speak on the rise of accreditation... Read More

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March 2, 2020

It's no secret that many camp administrative teams struggle to find a comprehensive management solution that meets - and exceeds - all of their operational needs. As an industry leader for over 8 years, CampSite has been witness to many of the... Read More

two campers with arms around each other smiling
February 17, 2020

Can campers learn heartfelt gratitude? Yes! As we know, camp changes the lives of campers.  This is done in large part by intentionally creating programs that nurture the culture of your camp. At Camp Odayin, we practice the habit of heartfelt... Read More