The 2014 Nasco Arts & Crafts catalog is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Modesto, Calif. More than 2,320 new products have been added to this year’s catalog including tried-and-true art materials that help every artist and student create amazing work. Each product featured in the 532-page catalog is designed to make teaching more effective and meaningful for students from kindergarten to college.

View the entire catalog online at For a free copy of the catalog, call (800) 558-9595 or order online at


Combat Communicable Diseases

Infectious diseases like Norwalk (norovirus), pink eye, and even head lice can easily spread through a camp community. In this CampHacker podcast #56, representatives talk with camps that have excellent protocols for preventing and minimizing outbreaks. They were also joined by a retired health inspector who gave offered some additional advice. For more information, visit


Not The Same Old S’mores

Looking for a new twist on s’mores? Try using an ice cream cone instead of graham crackers. Fill the cones with chocolate chips, marshmallows, peanut butter, bananas, caramel, strawberries or whatever else you have on hand. Wrap the entire cone in aluminum foil and place it over hot coals for 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. And voila—there you have it—an old camp staple with a modern flair!




18-21 Tri-State Camp Conference, Atlantic City, NJ—Atlantic City Convention Center; (212) 391-5208;

27-29 ACA New England, Manchester, NH; (781) 541-6080;


10-12 ACA Mid States Camping Conference, St. Charles, Ill.—Pheasant Run Resort; (312) 332-0833;

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