April 16, 2013 | In This Issue:
Dealing with Tragedy | Director Certificate Course | Homesickness vs. Anxiety | College Planning Resources

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Dealing with Tragedy
Dealing with Tragedy ACA is deeply saddened by the acts of public violence in Boston on Monday. Our sorrow goes out to all those harmed by such senseless violence. For information and new resources about dealing with tragedy and emergency planning, please refer to ACA's emerging issue of public violence pages online.
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New! Camp Director Certificate Course
Camp Director Certificate Course

ACA and the YMCA have created a camp director course for directors with fewer than six years of experience and for seasoned program directors and site managers. The course is designed to provide learners with proficiency in skills such as management, staff supervision, administration, and more.

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Understanding Homesickness, Separation Anxiety, and Normal Anxiety
Michael Thompson, PhD How do you distinguish between bad cases of homesickness and severe levels of separation anxiety disorder or talk to highly anxious parents on the phone? Join author and psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, for an April 24 webinar as he addresses these topics and more.
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College Planning Resources for Camps and Families
National Research Center for College & University Admissions ACA and the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) are excited to provide youth and staff with a new college planning resource.
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April 17
ACA, Southeastern "Do This Not That: Put Your Staff Training on a Diet"
April 23 - GA
All Things Day Camp
April 26 - IN
ACA New England, New Camp Director Workshop
April 27 - CT
Webinar: From C- to A+: Making the Grade for Written Communication from Staff to Parents
April 30
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