Camp Connection

Here are the most recent blog posts for staff, professionals, and the public. Interested in guest blogging for ACA?

April 7, 2015

We all strive to teach the skills necessary for our campers’ future successes. Camp is a critical place for this learning. This is what I love about what we do: Skills that we share with our campers and staff will make a difference not only in... Read More

Hiking in the fog
February 12, 2015

by Mark Shivers 

January 21, 2015

by Rob and Bob Wipfler, a  part of Camp 101, a blog series for ACA. 

Deep in the woods on the other side of the lake, on a remote path known almost exclusively by our campers, rests the Manning plaque on a solid stone foundation.... Read More

January 13, 2015

By Andy Pritikin

 

It used to be so easy. Mom was home, and kids wanted to play outside, as we only had seven channels on the television (and no central air). Boy, how times have changed. Technological advances have profoundly... Read More

September 23, 2014

We all hear many references to the educational opportunity “out-of-school time” represents for children. You know, that time between 3pm and 10pm, weekends, holidays, and the whale of them all, summer — it adds up. And in this time real change... Read More

April 7, 2014

Former ACA CEO Peg Smith shares her personal experiences and favorite memories of camp. Learn why Smith calls camp "the best gift you can give a young person."

 

March 21, 2014

Guest post by Posie Taylor

March 11, 2014

A few years back I conducted a study with kids who had gone to summer camp for at least six or seven years. I asked them to talk about their camp experiences, and from their stories identified convincing evidence that summer camp is an important... Read More

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