New England Camp Podcast

Friends, families, and camp professionals – welcome to the New England Summer Camp Podcast! Join your host, Bud Copeland – Director of Membership and Engagement at ACA, New England - as we connect the world of summer camp over the audiosphere. Throughout this show - we have the opportunity to chat with youth-serving industry experts, leaders in the camp space, educators, storytellers, mental health advocates, and more! All with the intention of bringing YOU, the camp professional, an inclusive and robust source of content and perspective that applies to your camp programming. As always, we are here for YOU! That means we want to hear what you want to hear! What challenges are you facing, what successes have you accomplished, what opportunities are available? Let us know! Email Bud – or our editor, Kyle at with your ideas.

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Pre-Camp Reminders with CampBrain

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Alison Schmidt from our supporting partner, CampBrain, joins us to share pre-camp reminders to ensure that your management software process runs smoothly.  Also, check out a visual version of this episode on our YouTube channel! 

Friday Apr 07, 2023

Jim with Chalmers Camp Insurance & Josh with CampBrain join the show to discuss camp stories, business development, and what to expect in 2023!

Thursday Mar 02, 2023

New England Conference Committee Co-Chairs Terri Mulks (Camp Susan Curtis) and Sarah Cunningham Castro (YMCA Camp Takodah) sit down with Bud as they share their excitement for the upcoming 2023 New England Camp Conference (3/30-4/1)!  Get to know them and their community-oriented hearts towards the unifying purpose of conference season.

Friday Feb 10, 2023

Artist, Milisa "Misa" Galazzi serves as the President & Executive Director of The Family Schools, Inc. including Brewster Day Camp!

Friday Dec 30, 2022

Enjoy a conversation with former Executive Director of ACA, New England - Bette Bussel.  Bette and Bud reflect on the community and benefits that camp experiences uniquely provide.  Bette's life work, passions, and goals inspire #bettercamping4all!  Listen till the end for some rapid-fire questions to get to know Bette on a deeper level.
If you enjoyed the conversation, please leave a like, comment, and subscribe!

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Join us for a conversation about the data and analytics behind camp staffing strategies - including the significance of timing, accessibility, and more!  Thank you to Esther and Aaron from CampHire for joining us as special guests to share your industry knowledge!
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Friday Oct 07, 2022

Bud speaks with Dan Emmons, Jackie Ross, Jolly Corley, and Stevie Faulk with LIVE reactions from the field.
Thanks to and Anchor Industries Inc. for partnering with the 2022 Fall Camp Tours!
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Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

We are so excited to connect with you!  Send questions and content ideas to us at  Thanks for listening and stay tuned for what's to come!
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