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What Have We Learned from COVID So Far?

13 Aug / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Maybe this summer you had a chance to attend camp. Maybe you didn’t. Whatever the circumstances—COVID has certainly presented a variety of them—we know they’ve been challenging. Sometimes you’ve been lonely. Sometimes you’ve been frustrated. Even melancholic. When it’s difficult, we look for silver-linings because we long for hope. We long for brighter days. We’re […]

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You Belong Here

05 Aug / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Camp’s great for adventure seekers. Music lovers. Sports fanatics. Art aficionados. It’s a place for everyone to belong. There are theater, STEM, equestrian and aquatics camps. Culinary, outdoor education, leadership, skateboarding camps. Mountain boarding, robotics, cheerleading camps. The list goes on. The bottom line is whichever camp you choose, there’s a place for you to […]

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Our Own Kind of Oasis

28 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

During quarantine times, many of us long to be elsewhere, to be outside the walls of our homes. Many of us didn’t have the opportunity to attend camp this summer; it’s our own kind of oasis. Perhaps camp helps us feel more alive by igniting all of our senses, reminding us of the whimsical world […]

A Letter to Camp Counselors in Light of COVID

22 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

To the Camp Counselors of the Summer That Didn’t Happen, Before camp was scheduled to begin, you committed to spending your summer serving. You made plans to invest your time working hard and making a difference in the lives of kids. And then the pandemic happened. We can only imagine the heartbreak and disappointment you […]

Camp Reminds Us to Value Being Together

15 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

While the digital age has allowed us to connect online, there’s a lingering desire for deeper friendships in person. Being with our friends is a need we’re acutely aware of these days due to the pandemic. In fact, these days might seem especially lonely. You’re likely wishing you could hang out with your friends, go […]

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We Miss Summer Camp

10 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

For many of us, camp has been canceled this summer. When summer days used to look like playing in open fields with tons of friends, climbing ropes courses and swimming for hours, many campers face a new reality these days. Due to a global pandemic, this summer looks different than any we’ve experienced. Ever. What […]

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An Analog Approach to Improving Your Wellbeing

10 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes and Pat Dossett, former Navy SEAL, looked for ways to improve their personal wellness. With a flood of health and wellness apps—around 250,000—these two innovators decided to create a solution without screens. Their idea became the program “MadeFor.” This analog approach to wellness takes the form of a 10-month […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Put Their Phones Down

19 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

In 2018 the National Institutes of Health began a landmark study on the impact screen time has on children’s and teens’ brains. The research will span 10 years, following more than 11,000 kids. Through this study, doctors and researchers are taking a deep dive into the impacts of screen time and how that affects brain […]

Let Loose

11 Jun / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Camp does a lot of things well. It brings people together and breaks up monotonous routines. It creates reasons for road trips and excuses to make up songs for just about anything. One of the most unique qualities of camp is the ability to reveal certain sides of campers that otherwise might be overlooked in […]

The Power of Camp Goes Live on Fox & Friends

23 May / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

 CCCA members River Valley Ranch (Manchester, Maryland) and Word of Life Island (Schroon Lake, New York) teamed up with CCCA to share The Power of Camp on Fox & Friends. Shaun Murray, wake boarding champion and athlete with American Ninja Warrior, joined CCCA President/CEO Gregg Hunter and Word of Life’s Tommy Sewall for an […]