Camp Connection

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


campers kayaking
February 28, 2022

Mental and emotional health has been on the forefront of all of our minds. During COVID, it is even more so. While camp is for the camper, our staff are the ones interacting and supporting them daily. What do we do when our staff cannot hold it... Read More

stock photo of kids holding roasted marshmallows
February 18, 2022

Going into the 2022 camp season, administrators across the country have become acutely aware of the rising cost of food and are trying to anticipate the impact these higher prices will have on their summer food programs.

camper jumping into water
February 14, 2022

"Not the kind of job our students want to pursue."

Have you received a similar response from a university career center rejecting your post on their job board?

While this message was disappointing and frustrating, the good news is... Read More

5 Days of Action logo
February 14, 2022

The American Camp Association (ACA) is proud to be an official partner of the 5 Days of Action — an initiative that equips and empowers organizations to protect children from sexual abuse. 

During the 5 Days of Action (April 18–22, 2022... Read More

January 31, 2022

There are some considerations offered here regarding staff living space that could help with recruitment and retention.

Episode #46
January 31, 2022

Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen joins us on the CampWire podcast to share his summer camp experiences; how camp influenced his career, education, and love for the outdoors; and to talk about his latest album, See the World. 

Special thanks... Read More

Episode #45
January 20, 2022

In a special CampWire episode, Rich Lowry of Trinity/HPSI leads a discussion on the state of food distribution supply chain and how camps can plan strategically for summer 2022.

January 18, 2022

 As the pandemic continues to evolve, impacting events, travel, and everyday activities, the American Camp Association (ACA) has implemented additional mitigation strategies as requirements for attending the 2022 National Conference in Portland, ... Read More