Aquatic Safety Trainings Package – From Redwoods

Drowning and spinal injuries at swimming pools and aquatic areas are some of the most traumatic and costly events any program can face. The trauma is not restricted to the child who is injured or dies, but encompasses the family, lifeguards, facility staff, and community. A death or injury claim involving drowning can result in multi-million-dollar awards and significant, undesirable media attention.  This three-course package is being offered in collaboration with Redwoods. Each title is twelve to thirty minutes in length. 

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School Comes to Camp: A New Era in Funding Camp/School Partnerships - Three Part Series

Think camp!  Think academics surrounded with the enrichment experiences camps traditionally provide. Add in the social emotional learning skills camps reinforce.  The result is a community based expanded learning experience dedicated to the whole child.  It is a partnership between the K-12 educational community and the out of school time community – including CAMP.  This is the new era.  This three-part series will explore that relationship including opportunities, funding sources, program design, resources, research, case studies. Think CAMP!

What’s Wrong with This Song? We Love It and Have Been Singing It Forever!

Here you are, catching up, maybe relaxing now that camp is over. You’re reflecting on the joy of having experienced another successful season; the sadness of saying goodbye to campers and staff who have developed meaningful relationships; your readiness (or not) to review staff and camper evaluations; worry about budgets and funding for next year; and wondering what constitutes “normal” as we go forward.

NASA eClips™ Provides Engaging and Flexible Resources for Camps

Captivating and interactive NASA eClipsTM resources use best practices to inspire youth through STEM experiences in nonformal and formal settings.  Because of their on demand availability, the short, content-rich activities and video segments are ideal for connecting campers to NASA content.  NASA eClips resources engage campers ages 8 and up with activities about Earth and its environment, the solar system, the Sun, and the universe  -- through the lens of NASA.

Camp Business Resources — COVID-19

Federal disaster relief loans, Facebook grants, insurance information, supply resources, and more.

We Need PLAY Now More Than Ever!

Play is beneficial for ALL ages. It positively impacts brain growth, academic development, social emotional wellbeing and enhances creative and critical thinking across generations. Sadly, playful learning has been removed from many educational spaces in spite of the overwhelming evidence that PLAY is needed now more than ever. In this four-part webinar series, we will dig into the research, generate a multitude of hands-on engaging experiences for campers, and most importantly, PLAY! Each meeting will focus on a different component that play is all about!

University Camps Navigating Virtual Programming with Minors — Lessons Learned

Let’s begin by stating the obvious: 2020 was hard! While it was not the path any of us chose, it was the path presented to us, and we had to adapt. Some programs made the difficult decision to shut down completely for the year; others made the equally difficult decision to transition to an entirely new mode of programming — virtual. None of us can deny what we lost by not having in-person programming; however, I’d like to reflect on a few lessons learned about virtual programs.

CampWire Episode 35: Harness the Power of Plants for Your Program

 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. 

Engaging Summer Camps with LEGO Education

Looking to get your students engaged in STEAM learning during the summer? Look no further than LEGO Education for ways to engage students in project-based summer learning that integrates STEAM skills and concepts with math and English Language Arts options.  Students will end their week of investigation with a large showcase project that allows students to apply their learning. 

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