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Episode 50 | Volunteerism and ACA

Episode 50 | Volunteerism and ACA

May 31, 2022

Are you interested in becoming an ACA volunteer? Do you already serve ACA by sharing your time and talents? Join this in-depth conversation with Michele Branconier, ACA's Senior Director for Volunteerism, to learn all about volunteer opportunities and roles, the benefits of volunteering, and more!

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Episode 49 | Abuse Prevention in Youth Programs

Episode 49 | Abuse Prevention in Youth Programs

April 29, 2022

Ju'Riese Colón, CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport and a member of the ACA Board of Directors, joins us for a conversation on abuse prevention, education, and accountability within youth programs.

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Episode 48 | Thinking Strategically About Your Camp’s Finances

Episode 48 | Thinking Strategically About Your Camp’s Finances

March 31, 2022

Brandon Reiter of Skyview CFO & Bookkeeping Services joins us to discuss financial strategies for summer camps. How can you optimize your camp's stream of income? How can you think creatively about revenue sources? How can you use your resources effectively to care for your campus, as well as your staff, campers, and families? Listen for tips, insights, and more!

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Episode 47 | Designing Accessible and Sustainable Summer Camps

Episode 47 | Designing Accessible and Sustainable Summer Camps

February 25, 2022

Erik Hancock of The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA) joins us for a conversation on camp architecture and design, including insights on accessibility and sustainability for campuses and facilities.

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Episode 46 | See the World with Brett Dennen

Episode 46 | See the World with Brett Dennen

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. 

 

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Episode 45 | Food Distribution Supply Chain Outlook and Strategies for Camps in 2022

Episode 45 | Food Distribution Supply Chain Outlook and Strategies for Camps in 2022

January 12, 2022

 

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Thank you to our guests from Sysco Corporation, Nick Kruthaupt and Victoria Gardner.

 

Nick Kruthaupt currently serves as Vice President, National Sales & Segment Leader - Healthcare/Sr Living & Military for Sysco.

Nick began his Sysco career in 1992 as an Account Executive at Sysco Nashville. He advanced to Manager, Healthcare Sales, in 1993 and to Director, Healthcare Sales, in 1994. In 1996, he was appointed Director, Program and Healthcare Sales, and in 1998, he assumed the role of Corporate Regional Vice President, Multi-Unit Healthcare Sales. In 2007, Nick moved to Sysco Corporate and was promoted to Senior Director, Healthcare Sales and Marketing, and in 2008, he took on the role of General Manager, Multi-Unit Healthcare/Hospitality Sales. In 2009, Nick was promoted to Vice President, Healthcare Sales & Marketing, and in 2012, he also assumed responsibility for Military Sales.  

Nick is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Nick has participated on the Industry Advisory Board for the Association of Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) and the Association for Nutrition + Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Nick currently sits on the Board of Trustees for ANFP’s Nutrition and Foodservice Education Foundation (NFEF).

 

Victoria Gardner currently serves as Vice President National Accounts, Healthcare/Senior Living for Sysco Corporation.

Victoria is a graduate of the University of Houston and has been with Sysco for 18 years.  Throughout her career at Sysco, Victoria has worked both at the local Operating Site level, as an Account Executive, as well as at the corporate level, in various National Account Manager positions.  She has been in her current role for the past 12 years.

Prior to joining Sysco, Victoria worked in money management, managing retirement funds for retirees, primarily in the oil and gas sector. 

Victoria has previously presided as Chair of the Industry Advisory Council for the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.

Victoria currently lives in Houston, Texas and works out of Sysco’s Global Support Center.

Episode 44 | Starting a Camp Podcast

Episode 44 | Starting a Camp Podcast

November 30, 2021

So you're interested in starting a podcast? Tune in for a conversation on podcast fundamentals, including technology, guests, logistics, and more. Lauren McMillin, ACA's public relations and communications manager, talks with Andy Moeschberger and Sam Hirt about their podcast experiences, insights, and helpful tips.

 

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Episode 43 | Are You Living Your Mission Through Your Employment Practices?

Episode 43 | Are You Living Your Mission Through Your Employment Practices?

November 3, 2021

ACA’s Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with the Executive Director of ACA, Illinois, Colette Marquardt, to discuss the growing trend in camps to make programs and the workforce more diverse, equitable and inclusive and to explore the growing need to make equitable pay more of a priority. This conversation profiles the excellent work of ACA, Illinois and their bold mission.

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Episode 42 | Camp Business Fundamentals Are Now More Important Than Ever

Episode 42 | Camp Business Fundamentals Are Now More Important Than Ever

September 27, 2021

ACA’s Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Ann Sheets and Dave Thoensen to discuss the importance of sound business fundamentals as we continue to weather the challenges of the last few years. Ann and Dave draw on their vast experience to share insights and very practical applications of business acumen.

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Episode 41 | Health and Science Programs: Amplifying Indigenous Cultures at Camp

Episode 41 | Health and Science Programs: Amplifying Indigenous Cultures at Camp

August 20, 2021

ACA's camping services manager Alicia Danenberg speaks with Dr. Naomi Bender of Washington State University, along with Danielle Thompson & Brittany Belgarde of the University of North Dakota.  Join the conversation as they discuss their unique university operated, health science programs while amplifying voices, culture, and community of the Indigenous Peoples.

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All music attributed to artists from freesound.org:

-Guitar intro by eltenjohn (https://freesound.org/people/eltenjohn/sounds/59507/) (changes made)

-Guitar outro by joshuaempyre (https://freesound.org/people/joshuaempyre/sounds/250749/) (changes made)

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