In the 20th episode of CampWire, ACA talks with Ian Garner of Markel Insurance and Katie Johnson of The Redwoods Group about mid-summer safety training for staff as well as other issues insurance providers are seeing at camps.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
This episode is sponsored by The Redwoods Group.
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.
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.
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.
In the twelfth episode of CampWire, Sam interviews Paul Sheridan from Four Winds, Westward Ho! about #CampMovesMe. Learn more about the month-long fundraising campaign on the ACA website.
Sam also spoke with ACA's new Chief Operating Officer, Henry DeHart, about his background and what he looks forward to in his new role.