September is National Preparedness Month

Emergencies can happen at any time, often with little or no notice, and come in many forms, from dormitory fires to severe weather to accidents. While we cannot normally control how, when, or where disasters occur, we are able to plan and prepare our camps and ourselves before they do. September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM), a time to recognize the importance of preparedness, take action, and work together to enhance our resilience and readiness.

Ten Ways to be Proactive in a Bad Economy

Everyone is painfully aware that the US economy has taken a downturn. Many businesses and industries are facing difficult and scary times. Now that people are more concerned about their future earning power, they are more careful about where they spend their time and money. Here are ten tips to help you stay proactive during a tough economy.

Camp Hot Topics

Review some of the camp hot topic that seem to be popular year-after-year. We share these resources to help you prepare for your camp season.

Radon Contamination - Regulations Applicable to Camps

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and an important national public health issue.  If your camp has buildings, you should be familiar with the issues related to radon.

Help Stop the Asian Longhorned Beetle From Killing More Trees

For any camp professional, imagining a camp without trees would be hard to fathom.  Especially since for the past century, you and other ACA camp professionals have worked to preserve the camp experience for both children and adults.  Unfortunately, there is an insect that threatens the camping experience for all of us.

Hot Topics

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