September 23, 2019
Health care professionals are vital to the fundamental operations of a camp. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Ambrose, Founder and CEO of CampDoc, which serves as a resource for camps to keep track of medications and health records. We also visit with leading voices in camp nursing, Tracey Gaslin and Linda Erceg, about health hot topics and ways to connect the best nurses with camp and with each other.
August 5, 2019
What makes for great singing experiences and song leading at summer camp? ACA's John Beitner talks with Jacki Breger and Larry Hall about the transformational power singing has at camp.
July 15, 2019
In the 20th episode of CampWire, ACA talks with Ian Garner of Markel Insurance and Katie Johnson of The Redwoods Group about midsummer safety training for staff as well as other issues insurance providers are seeing at camps.
Markel Insurance is the mission partner of the American Camp Association. The Redwoods Group is partnering with with ACA on our research efforts, including the 5-year impact study.
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.