June 3, 2019
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.
May 13, 2019
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. She believes in the power of camp and wants to help others experience what she's experienced.
Donate to Meghan's journey!
April 29, 2019
Listen to this incredibly informative and useful discussion about inclusion at camp with Niambi Jaha-Echols, Chad Nico Hiu, and Roberto Gil Jr. These three guests give tips on how to introduce inclusion into camp culture, and how to fuse it into staff training.
Don't forget, you can stream all episodes of CampWire on Spotify!
March 25, 2019
Listen to ACA's Director of Research update us on where we are with the 5-year Impact Study, and she discusses why this matters for the camp community.
Check out the study!
This episode is sponsored by The Redwoods Group.
February 20, 2019
CampWire host Sam Hirt brings you with him for an entire day at National Conference. He pops into educational sessions, the keynote, and interviews conference attendees.
Follow conference updates at #ACANat19
January 28, 2019
In the fifteenth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These camps will be honored at ACA's National Conference next month in Nashville. Learn more about ACA Awards.
November 26, 2018
Tom Schenk has been Director of Technology at ACA for almost 25 years. On this episode, Sam spoke with him about the ways in which technology has changed in his time at ACA, and about some of the tech resources that ACA offers camp professionals and parents.
October 29, 2018
In the 13th episode of CampWire, Sam spoke with ACA's Director of Accreditation Rhonda Mickelson about the recent update to ACA's standards program.
Sam also had the help of another colleague, Western Region Director Michele Branconier, who interviewed longtime visitor and ACA volunteer, Cindy Moore.
This episode is sponsored by Air O Sport.
August 27, 2018
In the 11th episode of CampWire, Sam talks with Dan Reynolds from Camp Y Noah and Akron Rotary Camp in Ohio, Shanelle Rauh from Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp in Tennessee, and Brian Straka from AstroCamp in California about what went well this summer, what didn't, and more!