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Publish Date: 2016-01-04
If you work with international camp staff, don’t miss this opportunity! Representatives from the U.S. Dept. of State Office of Private Sector Exchanges are joining us to learn about how the J-1 Visa program operates in your camp environment.
Publish Date: 2015-12-18
The American Camp Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that On December 19, 2015, President Barak Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a change in law pertaining to interstate transportation.
Publish Date: 2015-12-18
On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a provision to defund the implementation and enforcement of the President’s 2014 Executive Order 13658.
Publish Date: 2015-12-11
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill to revise and replace No Child Left Behind and overhauls K-12 education.
Publish Date: 2015-12-08
The Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 2332, H.R. 4073) has been reintroduced into Congress. This bill closes a gaping hole in the federal law regarding youth-serving organization's access to FBI background checks.
Publish Date: 2015-12-08
The bill closes a loophole in the federal law that prevents youth-serving organizations, such as camps, from gaining access to federal criminal background checks on employees and volunteers.
Publish Date: 2015-11-17
American Camp Association® to launch new training program for camps serving youth with chronic or life-threatening illnesses at 2016 National Conference
Publish Date: 2015-11-10
The gift of camp is one that never breaks, something children never grow tired of, and an experience that offers the recipient life-long benefits.
Publish Date: 2015-10-06
The American Camp Association is shifting from a focus only on the visit to a focus on continuous compliance with the standards.

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