Camp Connection

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


Camp staff signing and dancing
March 5, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously expanded the definition of "essential workers" to incorporate out-of-school time workers, including camp staff. To support that move, CDC recently made changes to their website that... Read More

Young girl inspecting tree with instructor
March 3, 2021

With lessons learned from 2020, NASA brings a unique opportunity to camps through the "GLOBE Goes to Camp Pilot Project," developed to provide free citizen science opportunities for camps across the United States.

screeshot of Gallagher's Travel Insured International webpage
March 2, 2021

Camps, like all businesses, have struggled this past year to provide services to their clientele. Parents have hesitated to make travel plans or commit to enrolling their children in camp, in part due to the potential financial loss of their... Read More

Young boy zip lining
March 1, 2021

It’s always a challenge to come out of the hibernation of the winter months, and this year will be especially hard due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s why you need to start preparing now to keep your campers and employees safe... Read More

Episode #34
March 1, 2021

ACA's Western Region Professional Development Manager John Beitner sits down with Hameeda Abdul Kadir, Raegan Quattlebaum, and Ronald Towns to discuss how their camps have made diversity and inclusion the cornerstone of their programs and how... Read More

Photo by Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash. Kids wearing masks and backpacks
February 22, 2021

As 2021 began, we all hoped for a better year than the one before, including a successful vaccination effort. Whether the year lives up to our hopes or not, it’s time to start planning how to reopen your school camps, youth camps, day camps, and... Read More

stock photo
February 22, 2021

As the recruitment season heats up, we thought we’d share our proven tips for how to write the best job descriptions and generate the most interest in your post.

Masterclass Series speakers
February 18, 2021

As public health officials work to deliver the vaccine to communities across the US, conditions increasingly look promising for camps to open safely this summer. But what should camps expect to see in the campers, many of whom will be arriving... Read More