CampWire Episode #20 - Midsummer Safety Training for Staff

In the 20th episode of CampWire, ACA talks with Ian Garner of Markel Insurance and Katie Johnson of The Redwoods Group about midsummer safety training for staff as well as other issues insurance providers are seeing at camps.

CampWire Episode #19 - Empatico: Connecting Camps Around the World

George Khalaf is the executive director of Empatico - a new business partner of the American Camp Association. In this episode, listen to George talk about Empatico's vision and how they can help camps connect their campers with kids around the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy.

Learn more about ACA's partnership with Empatico.

CampWire Episode #18.5 - Hiking Across the Country for Camp

In this special, short episode of CampWire, Sam talked with Meghan Colon who is thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for ACA's Send a Child to Camp fund.

CampWire Episode #18 - Inclusion at Camp

Listen to this informative discussion about inclusion at camp. Niambi Jaha-Echols, Roberto Gil Jr., and Chad Nico Hiu give tips on how to introduce inclusion into camp culture and how to fuse it into staff training.

CampWire Episode #17 - Why It Matters: A Research Update

Listen to ACA's Director of Research update us on where we are with the 5-year Impact Study, and she discusses why this matters for the camp community.

CampWire Episode #16 - A Day at National Conference

CampWire host Sam Hirt brings you with him for an entire day at National Conference. He pops into educational sessions, the keynote, and interviews conference attendees.

Episode 15 - Meet the 2019 Eells Program Award Winners

In the fifteenth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These camps will be honored at ACA's National Conference next month in Nashville.

Episode 14 - ACA & Technology with Tom Schenk

Tom Schenk has been Director of Technology at ACA for almost 25 years. On this episode, Sam spoke with him about the ways in which technology has changed in his time at ACA, and about some of the tech resources that ACA offers.

CampWire Episode #13 - All Things Accreditation

In the 13th episode of CampWire, Sam spoke with ACA's Director of Accreditation Rhonda Mickelson about the recent update to ACA's standards program.

CampWire Episode #12 - Introducing New COO Henry DeHart + Camp Moves Me 2018

Sam spoke with ACA's new Chief Operating Officer, Henry DeHart, about his background and what he looks forward to in his new role.

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