Zika Virus

Febraury 2016 Update

The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus. Named after the Ugandan forest where it was first identified in 1947, Zika is caused by a virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.  In addition, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified some rare cases in which the virus has been transmitted through sexual intercourse, not a mosquito bite.

Side Access Picnic Table is ADA Compliant

It isn’t necessary for wheelchairs to only be allowed access at the ends of picnic tables. An ADA compliant wheelchair access point can be provided on the side of a Pilot Rock picnic table. By simply removing a section of seat on one side, we can provide attractive wheelchair access right in the middle of all activities.  Smaller seats are included on either side of the wheelchair. Shorter tables have one side access point. Longer 10 ft. and 12 ft.  tables have access on both sides of the table.

Stay Connected with Parent-Camper email with Camper Notes

CamperNotes™ is an email communication system that allows parents to keep in close contact with their camper while they enjoy their camp activities.

We understand the importance of keeping in touch with campers while at camp and we have implemented a system that is the easiest and most reliable email communication system you will ever use.

New Opportunity to Meet With the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State will be participating in the American Camp Association National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11, 2016 from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.

Federal Lands Permits and Minimum Wage Issues - Important Update

On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a provision to defund the implementation and enforcement of the President’s 2014 Executive Order 13658. The Executive Order established a minimum wage for contractors of $10.10 for workers on Federal construction and service contracts.

New Law Exempts Camps From Certain Commercial Transportation Regulations

The American Camp Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that today,  December 18, 2015, President Barak Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a change in law pertaining to interstate transportation.  The change specifically exempts camps from certain commercial regulations when operating 9-15 passenger vans:

United States Code

Title 49 – Transportation

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – New Law Provides New Opportunities for Camps

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill to revise and replace No Child Left Behind and overhaul K-12 education.

Child Protection Improvements Act - Reintroduced! Advocate Today

The Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 2332, H.R. 4073) has been reintroduced into Congress. This bill closes a gaping hole in the federal law regarding youth-serving organization's access to FBI background checks.