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We all live on this amazing planet, and it needs our help! Come learn how you can enable camp participants to go outside and explore their atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. In this April 23 webinar, you will learn a little about Earth’s interconnected spheres, and explore the ways that +NASA is helping us better understand our planet. FREE FOR ACA MEMBERS!
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“Camp creates advantage for kids.” #summercamp  
As I'm sure is true with many camps, we spent several weeks last October and November recruiting and visiting families in the major cities from which we draw campers. It is a fun and sometimes exhausting time of year — late nights, many new faces, camp events, reunions, and time away from home.
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Highlights from the 2015 ACA Member Needs Survey
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The challenge of dealing with loss and bereavement at camp.
In my years as a staff trainer/advisor, perhaps one of the most challenging issues I have had to deal with is helping campers, staff members, and families deal with illness and death occurring prior to or during the camp season. Recently, in a community from which our campers come, ...
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Access the most recent budget and finance data for camps. Questions this year included scholarship information, discounts, marketing strategies used, revenue sources, weekly fees, detailed expenditures, profitability, and more. 
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Webinar on March 26 - “Poke Me in the Eye Right Now!” Make Every Meeting More Interesting
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Showing movies at #summercamp? Know the licensing laws.
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Wondering what to do about immunizations? Feeling like communicable diseases are impacting your campers' experience? Looking for resources that help now but will also serve into the future? Then join other camp professionals on April 9 as we explore catchy illnesses like measles and our camp response.
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Now and Then: Summer and School Camp
The fine art of getting children outdoors and the genuine growth it facilitates has long been known. Aristotle said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” Shakespeare's Duke in As You Like It professes, “And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees ...
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Join Christy Landwehr from +Certified Horsemanship Association for an April 1 webinar to discuss best practices when it comes to housing, feeding and maintaining the equines in your program.
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Some simple tips for creating an effective social media presence for your camp.
It is said, even among the youngest of audiences, that if you are not on social media you don't exist. Think about it: You may have already researched my credentials on LinkedIn® or checked to see if I have a Twitter®, Google+® or Facebook® account. While I am a social creature by nature, ...
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How do we “preach” to funders? #summercamp  
Camp professionals just get it! Play is a valuable aspect of childhood and, of course, camp. It's a given, an easy sell. But that's just preaching to the choir. Explaining to funders the need to support play at camp as a critical developmental aspect of childhood is different.
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Mike Ashcraft's profile photo
Jerry Wirtley (aSacredRebel)'s profile photo
Long Lake Camp For The Arts's profile photo
Camp Lebanon's profile photo
Nichole Turpin's profile photo
Kareeve's profile photo
OTJ Architects's profile photo
Steve Hawkes's profile photo
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Introduction
The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Just as our membership is diverse and our programs distinct, so are the children who come to us to participate in the camp experience. Through what we teach, the opportunities we offer, and the example we set, children become part of a sharing community.