CampWire Episode #27: Camps on Campus

ACA's Camps on Campus Coordinator- Tim Huchton joins Youth Protection Program Directors LeeKeshia Williams from University of Austin Texas and Nate Freidman from University of Utah.

This group of leaders speak on the rise of accreditation needs on college campuses and the importance of protecting minors in those environments.

Special thanks to this episode's sponsor, CampDoc!


CampWire Episode #26: Leading Voice in Youth Education & Development

We are delighted to sit down with ACA's Director of Research, Dr. Laurie Browne to break down what it means to be a "Leading Voice for Camp in Youth Education and Development". We provide research updates and look to the future of the camp industry. Catch Dr. Browne at the Research Forum during ACA's National Conference (February 11-14) in San Diego, CA.

Want to learn more about ACA's research initiatives? Check out our Research Page on our website.

CampWire Episode #25 | Strategic Plan with Henry DeHart

ACA's Chief Operating Officer, Henry DeHart, joins the podcast to discuss the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.

In this episode, we cover the 4 over-arching goals of the strategic plan and how they serve as pillars of quality assurance for camp families, volunteers and staff.

Take a listen as Henry details how the strategic plan was created, how it affects you, how to get involved and what this means for the future of camp. 


CampWire Episode #23: Facial Recognition at Camp

Camp Marketing Directors Darby Dame and Sam Hirt join Camp Owner and Director Larry Johnson for a round-table discussion about the advantages and concerns of using facial recognition technology at camp. Would this service benefit your campers' parents?

CampWire Episode #22 - Camp Health Opportunities and Challenges

Health care professionals are vital to the fundamental operations of a camp.  In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Ambrose, Founder and CEO of CampDoc, which serves as a resource for camps to keep track of medications and health records.

CampWire Episode #21 - Great Camp Singing Experiences and Song Leading

What makes for great singing experiences and song leading at summer camp? ACA's John Beitner talks with Jacki Breger and Larry Hall about the transformational power singing has at camp.


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.