Camp Connection

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

 

June 12, 2017

Sometimes, despite best efforts to be prepared in case of emergencies and expect the unexpected, crises occur.

For just over thirty years, the American Camp Association (ACA) has been helping camps in crisis with a year-round, 24-hours-a-... Read More

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May 14, 2017

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 14–20, 2017), Margaret Redmond, MD, discusses how to be lower the chances of food allergy reactions at camp and what to do in case of allergen ingestion.

Food allergy is a common topic for... Read More

Episode #3
May 11, 2017

Listen to the third episode of CampWire as the Director of Marketing from Camp Tecumseh discussing marketing and media at camp.

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

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