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International Support Staff | Update: Camps Being Visited | Free Webinar | ADA Compliance Extended


May 22, 2012 Professional Development | Jobs | Marketplace | Parents | Donate
International Support Staff — New Rules Effective Immediately!
 
Support Staff The U.S. Department of State has just released new rules that will impact camps that utilize the J-1 Summer Work Travel Cultural Exchange Visitor Program for their support staff positions (kitchen, maintenance, etc.). With few exceptions, the rules are effective immediately. The rules apply to support staff only — not camp counselor positions.
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Important Update for Camps Being Visited This Summer
 
ACA Accreditation We have received numerous questions regarding how to score a camp that "offers" a specialized activity. To help clarify this, we have developed a chart indicating who scores what (and when) for specialized activities. Please contact your visitor or your local office should you have any questions.
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How Safe Property Enhances the Camp Experience
 
Webinar Tomorrow Free webinar for ACA members this Wednesday (2:00–3:30 p.m. ET)! Participants will receive resources, learn best practices, and have a chance to ask questions about fire prevention, slip and fall prevention, bed bugs, and architectural design for abuse prevention.
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ADA Compliance Date Extended from May 21, 2012 to January 31, 2013
 
Americans with Disabilities Act Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice, for the second time, extended the date for compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design as it relates to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas. The new compliance date is January 31, 2013.
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