CampWire Podcast

The CampWire podcast features episodes of in-depth conversations with camp and youth development experts.

Episode #42
September 27, 2021

In the latest episode of CampWire, Ann Sheets and Dave Thoensen discuss the importance of sound business fundamentals as we continue to weather the challenges of the last few years. Ann and Dave draw on their vast experience to share insights and... Read More

August 20, 2021

ACA's camping services manager Alicia Danenberg speaks with Dr. Naomi Bender of Washington State University, along with Danielle Thompson & Brittany Belgarde of the University of North Dakota.  Join the conversation as they discuss their... Read More

July 30, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with David Phillips to discuss supervision of seasonal and year-round camp staff.  David shares very practical techniques for making the most of evaluation... Read More

Episode #39
July 2, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Susan Fee and Tanea Mills to discuss how mindfulness practices can enhance the camp experience. 

Episode #38
June 7, 2021

American Camp Association research associate Victoria Povilaitis sits down with Stephen Gray Wallace, who wears many hats as a school psychologist, adolescent & family counselor, ACA contributor, director of the Center for Adolescent Research... Read More

Episode #37
May 23, 2021

This podcast talks about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp, and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.

Episode #36
May 3, 2021

In this episode, President of Mo Ranch, Tim Huchton sits down with Mark Dibble (CEO) and Greg Keresztury (COO) of theYMCA of the Pines in southern New Jersey.Together they discuss data strategies, tools and goals that might help identify and... Read More

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. 

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