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Episode 54 | Creating a Community for Military Kids

Episode 54 | Creating a Community for Military Kids

October 31, 2022

In preparation for Veterans Day, we are honored and excited to chat with Christy Brown and Becca Garrison of the National Military Family Association all about Operation Purple Camps. Tune in to learn about their efforts to provide summer camp experiences for military kids and families, as well as how you and your camp can get involved! 

Thank you to our sponsor, ACTIVE Network.

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Episode 53 | Mini Episode! 2022 Staffing Summit Preview

Episode 53 | Mini Episode! 2022 Staffing Summit Preview

October 3, 2022

Have you registered for the 2022 ACA Virtual Staffing Summit? It's not too late! Join John Beitner, Kim Aycock, and David Schiff to learn all about this year's three-day event. The 2022 Staffing Summit will feature critical learning, speaker panels, roundtables and engaging sessions. 

Click here to learn more and register!

Send questions to John Beitner: jbeitner@acacamps.org

Episode 52 | Rethinking DEI & The Role of Belonging with Anthony Kane

Episode 52 | Rethinking DEI & The Role of Belonging with Anthony Kane

September 30, 2022

Anthony Kane joins the CampWire Podcast to discuss diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging! Click here to read his article in the latest issue of Camping Magazine: Instilling a Sense of Belonging from Day One.

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Episode 51 | Stacey Morgan on Space Travel, Taking Risks, and Embracing Adventure

Episode 51 | Stacey Morgan on Space Travel, Taking Risks, and Embracing Adventure

August 31, 2022

Join us for an adventure-filled conversation! Stacey Morgan, wife of NASA astronaut Drew Morgan, is the author of The Astronaut's Wife: How Launching My Husband Into Outer Space Changed the Way I Live on Earth, a true story about making the most of your one incredible life. 

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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.

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