September 25, 2012 | In This Issue:
Support National Parks | Statement of Compliance | Give Yourself an Edge | New Educational Alliance


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Sign on Your Support for Our National Parks
 
National Parks As the nation prepares for National Public Lands Day (NPLD) this weekend (Sept. 29), a new statement of joint principles regarding the future of the national parks has been released. ACA supports these principles and encourages all other youth-serving organizations to sign on their support as well.
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Have You Signed Your Statement of Compliance?
 
ACA accreditation A critical part of maintaining ACA accreditation is reading and signing the Annual Statement of Compliance — your affirmation of your camp's compliance with laws and regulations and ACA standards and ethics. For your convenience, you may fill out the form online.
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Give Yourself an Edge
 
Hit the Bulls-Eye Next Season Now, while the lessons of proud moments and pains of this summer are fresh in your mind, take time to decide how you’ll do it even better next time. Design elements into your staff training, camper programs, food service, and parent communications that will help smooth minor glitches and ensure happy returning families.
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New Educational Alliance and Resource
 
Kids Cook Monday ACA camp directors and staff can receive a free toolkit to implement cooking programs for kids through the Kids Cook Monday Initiative. The initiative is a part of The Monday Campaigns, a new ACA Educational Alliance that dedicates the first day of every week to health.
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