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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.

Special thanks to our sponsor:

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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)

Episode 40 | Supervision Strategies for Camp Staff

Episode 40 | Supervision Strategies for Camp Staff

July 30, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with David Phillips to discuss supervision of seasonal and year-round camp staff.  David shares very practical techniques for making the most of evaluation meetings and ongoing supervision strategies for developing talent in camp staff members.

We are so thankful for our sponsor:

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/) (changes made)

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

Episode 39 | Mindfulness Practices at Camp

Episode 39 | Mindfulness Practices at Camp

June 30, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Susan Fee and Tanea Mills to discuss how mindfulness practices can enhance the camp experience.  Susan and Tanea share very practical techniques to help participants and staff stay present and in the moment - to better handle challenges and conflict and to make the most of camp programs.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/) (changes made)

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

Episode 38 | Youth Mental Health Through COVID-19 with Stephen Gray Wallace

Episode 38 | Youth Mental Health Through COVID-19 with Stephen Gray Wallace

June 4, 2021

American Camp Association research associate, Victoria Povilaitis sits down with Stephen Gray Wallace who wears many hats as a school psychologist, adolescent & family counselor, ACA contributor, director of the Center for Adolescent Research & Education (CARE), former national chairman and CEO of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and much more!  The two unpack research coming from CARE and Total Brain on youth mental health, camp and COVID-19.

 

We are so grateful for our sponsors!

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/) (changes made)

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

Episode 37 | Camp Staff Recruiting - Finding Diverse Organizations on Campus

Episode 37 | Camp Staff Recruiting - Finding Diverse Organizations on Campus

May 21, 2021

This episode is brought to you by Project Real Job (PRJ) and their staff recruiting initiative.  Our panel includes camp experts from the PRJ Committee.  Join us as Michael Johnson, Jordan Pugh and Weston Outlaw talk about how to find organizations for BIPOC students, why it is important to hire diverse staff members for summer camp and how diversity can impact the culture of your camp.

As always, huge thanks to our sponsors for this episode: 

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/) (changes made)

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

Episode 36 | Transforming the Culture of Your Camp Organization

Episode 36 | Transforming the Culture of Your Camp Organization

April 30, 2021

In this episode, President of Mo Ranch, Tim Huchton sits down with Mark Dibble (CEO) and Greg Keresztury (COO) of the YMCA of the Pines in southern New Jersey.  Together they discuss data strategies, tools and goals that might help identify and address weaknesses in camp programs.  Learn how your organization can embrace change that leads to cultivating a sustainable camp culture.

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/) (changes made)

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

Episode 35 | Harness the Power of Plants for Your Program

Episode 35 | Harness the Power of Plants for Your Program

March 31, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner sits down with two experts in horticulture!  Join the conversation about the importance and value of connecting young people to the power of plants and the rewards of growing them as a key aspect of youth development.  Featuring Susan Yoder of Seed Your Future and Alex Yost of Farm Camp.

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/)

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

Episode 34 | Talking With Campers About Racism

Episode 34 | Talking With Campers About Racism

February 26, 2021

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner sits down with Hameeda Abdul Kadir, Raegan Quattlebaum and Ronald Towns to discuss how their camps have made diversity and inclusion the cornerstone of their programs and how they discuss racism and oppression on a regular basis with their campers.  They share impactful strategies and activities to help camps integrate this type of programming and improve practices around communication, anti-racism training and belongingness. Special thanks to the wonderful sponsors of this episode: ACTIVEWorksCampBrain and UltraCamp.

Guest Panel:

Hameeda Abdul Kadir 

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator - Building Bridges

Raegan Quattlebaum

Transform Program Manager - Building Bridges

Ronald Towns

Executive Director - Camp Common Ground

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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 transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/)

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

 

Episode 33 | Cultural Appropriation at Camp: We Need to Stop Doing Harm

Episode 33 | Cultural Appropriation at Camp: We Need to Stop Doing Harm

January 29, 2021

This episode will not give you answers, but we hope that the questions we ask ourselves are thought provoking and valuable for the culture of your camp. ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner sits down for an honest conversation between Camp Winnarainbow Director, Yatiel Owens and Tumbleweed Day Camp Owner/Director, Liz Kimmelman.  Together, we talk about the roles of our camp communities in recognizing cultural appropriation with staff and campers. Unacknowledged cultural appropriation continues to cause harm and acts as an inclusivity barrier for everyone.

We are thrilled and thankful to have 3 sponsors for this episode.  Our huge thanks to ACTIVEWorks, CampBrain and UltraCamp.  Your support fuels our podcast and your services make the camp industry a better place.

 

All music attributed to artists from freesound.org:

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

-Guitar transition by kvgarlic (https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/149417/)

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

Episode 32 | Hiring for Diversity

Episode 32 | Hiring for Diversity

December 21, 2020

CampWire is pleased to bring you a conversation on hiring for diversity full of value for camps and youth-serving organizations. Our expert panel covers topics around how camps can identify their diversity needs; how they can benefit from a diverse staff; how to address diversity, equity, and inclusion during staff training; and much more! As we approach a new year, we hope this episode offers rich perspective during the camp staff recruitment and hiring process. Special thanks to our wonderful panel:

Host

Michael Johnson chair for the ACA, Great Rivers Field Office and member of the Staff Retention and Recruitment Committee

Panel

Susana Cruz activities director for Midwest Children's Burn Camp and Camp Monarch and founder of Chicana in Nature

Douglas Sutherland executive director of Brantwood Camp and an organizer of Black Lives Matter at Camp

Dr. Nika White  president and CEO of Nika White Consulting for strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion training

 

All music attributed to musicians from freesound.org:

Intro music: by eltenjohn -(Changes made) https://freesound.org/people/eltenjohn/sounds/59507/

Outro music: by joshuaempyre -(Changes made) https://freesound.org/people/joshuaempyre/sounds/250749/

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