You may not have heard, but we started a Podcast for camp and rec professionals (Ok, we know, you’ve totally heard, we talk about it a lot!) BUT did you know that there are loads of other podcasts out there for people in the camping and recreation industry?

Check out the list below for our roundup of camp and recreation themed podcasts.

*Please note, we have not listened to every episode of every podcast listed, therefore we cannot guarantee, and take no responsibility for content, quality, or language.

Rec Heads and Camp Nerds – Obviously we’d include this new kid on the block (psst… it’s us!), listen in for some interviews, good ideas for camp and rec programs and a lot of fun.


Camp Specific – Education

Camp Hacker – Listen in for great tips on everything from marketing to transitioning to a full-time camp job from a panel of thought leaders in the camping industry.


Camp Code – A powerhouse trio lead discussions on all things related to staff development.


Summer Camp Leadership – Tips and info on the administrative side of camp.


Camp Wire –  The ACA hosts an in-depth conversation with camp and youth development experts.


Scoutmaster CG – All things scouting, with some general tips for other leaders mixed in.


Bunk Notes – Produced by Kennolyn Camps, discussions about overall camp operations.


Sunshine Parenting – A camp director and mom of five who discusses all things camp and family


Camp specific – Entertainment

Happy Campers – A trio of friends who reminisce about their days at summer camp


Campfires and Color Wars – Former camper duo reminisce about their summer camp days, and have some pretty cool guests!


Outdoor Recreation specific

OutsideOnline – Inspired by active lifestyles and all that goes with it, listen in for tales of adventure.


Dirtbag Diaries – Stories from wild places to inspire and ignite.


While researching for this post, we came across another awesome list from the dyrt of their podcast round-up, and even though two of our faves were on there, we decided not to reinvent the wheel, and to just link to their list – it’s pretty great. Check it out. We’re excited to check out number 8.

Therapeutic Recreation

Rec, Play, Live – Two Recreation Therapists cover all aspects of TR with a focus on mental health and community.


Seminars at Hadley – Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired recorded seminars with a focus on recreation for people who are blind or visually impaired.
The sound quality isn’t great, but the content is.
It’s hard to find on their website, but you can listen to it here.

Faith Based Recreation

Youth Worker on Fire – Giving you the knowledge and inspiration you need to be the best youth worker possible.


Youth Ministry Answers – Every episode answers a question submitted by a youth ministry worker, pastor, or volunteer.


So there you have it, 16 podcasts to educate and/ or entertain you.

Final thoughts* The tv show, Parks and Recreation has made it really challenging to easily find community rec resources!!

Do you have any podcasts you think should be on the list? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. And don’t forget to subscribe to Rec Heads and Camp Nerds so you don’t miss an episode!

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