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.


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