July 31, 2012 | In This Issue:
Conference Keynote | Ticks & Diseases | Invite Your Legislators | Help for Frontline Staff

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Announcing: National Conference Opening Keynote Speaker
Madeline Levine, PhD Madeline Levine, PhD, is a bestselling author and psychologist with close to thirty years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and educator. Madeline will share how the current definition of success stresses academically talented kids and the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century — creativity, collaboration, innovation — are not easily developed in our competitive, fast-paced, high-pressure world.
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Ticks and Diseases — What Every Camp Must Know This Summer
Ticks and Diseases Ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause serious illness — such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It is critical that camps understand proper tick removal, prevention techniques, and how to spot the signs of a serious infection!
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Congress Is in Recess — Invite Your Legislators to Camp (PDF)
Lice Infestation Camps provide an opportunity for legislators to witness first-hand the power of the camp community and learn how camp experiences enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults. We've created a toolkit to simplify the process of inviting legislators to camp!
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Don't Lose Your Cool — The Show Must Go On
Hyatt Regency Dallas In these last days of summer, while campers are still with you and parent communications are daily, help your frontline staff and your behind-the-scenes staff remain fresh. ACA has resources for you to provide them with positive feedback — so everything will operate like it did on opening day . . . or better!
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More Communicable Disease and Infestation Resources
Bob Ditter's Advice for Counselors
Camp: At the Crossroads of America's Past and Future
DVD from the Bookstore
Working Effectively with Parents
DVD: I Love Camp
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Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA)
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