Camp Connection

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


sticky note on calendar
June 13, 2022

When it comes to hiring camp staff, we all know qualifications are just half the equation. Alignment on dates, housing, travel, and compensation can often be the barrier between a successful hire. As we often say, “everybody has their story!” (No... Read More

Episode #50
June 7, 2022

Are you interested in becoming an ACA volunteer? Do you already serve ACA by sharing your time and talents?

Join this in-depth conversation with Michele Branconier, ACA's Senior Director for Volunteerism, to learn all about volunteer... Read More

June 6, 2022

How to help reduce applicant no-shows.

Counselor and campers posing for camera
May 31, 2022

As we work to connect with potential camp staff members, it is important to make sure they truly understand the value of working at summer camp. 

campers in a canoe
May 28, 2022

ACA encourages all camp operators to review this updated guidance and make any necessary adjustments to their COVID protocols for this summer to protect the health of campers and staff and ensure the least amount of program disruptions or... Read More

campers sitting on rock looking out over lake
May 23, 2022

This blog from Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP, covers important concepts for camp directors to understand when it comes to operating this summer.

lean-to tent
May 22, 2022

Learn more about how to start recruiting for next summer during this summer's camp session.

stock photo of kids huddled facing down at camera
May 16, 2022

Here is a framework for how to evaluate your camp and improve on policies for building an inclusive camp environment for participants and staff.