June 5, 2012 | In This Issue:
Dangerous Games at Camp | Sharpen Staff Training Program | National Board Nominations

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Dangerous Games Every Camp Must Know About
Dangerous Games Have you heard of the "Choking Game" or the "Cinnamon Challenge"? With campers arriving every day now, it is critical that you and your staff understand the high-risk "games" that are attracting alarming numbers of participants across the country. Training, staff supervision, and engaging campers in positive — yet thrilling — experiences while at camp are the keys to preventing participation in these risky activities.
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Sharpen Your Staff Training Program
Staff Training Looking for ideas for refining your staff training program? Want to refresh your approach before staff arrives? ACA recorded webinars including "Do This, Not That: Put Your Staff Training on a Diet!" from Kim Aycock, MST, and "Staff Training Activities You Don't Need" from Ethan Schafer, PhD, provide many ideas for improving staff training.
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Nominate a Colleague for ACA's National Board
Board of Directors Before camp starts, nominate a deserving candidate for the ACA National Board of Directors! ACA's national board is seeking candidates to fill open member-at-large positions beginning April 2013. The focus of board nominations this year is primarily on members of the camp community, but recommendations of individuals outside the camp community who have a commitment to the camp experience are welcome.
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