6 Reasons Why Online Forms Aren't Going Away for Summer Camps

It’s finally camp season — and while the past two years have been less than ideal for campers and parents, things have started to turn around. Most summer camps are expecting a return to full enrollment this summer, and while there might be a higher headcount this year, many of the safety protocols established during peak COVID will still benefit your camp. 

CampWire Episode 50: Volunteerism and ACA

Are you interested in becoming an ACA volunteer? Do you already serve ACA by sharing your time and talents?

Join this in-depth conversation with Michele Branconier, ACA's Senior Director for Volunteerism, to learn all about volunteer opportunities and roles, the benefits of volunteering, and more!

 

CDC Releases Updated COVID Guidance for Day and Overnight Camps

ACA encourages all camp operators to review this updated guidance and make any necessary adjustments to their COVID protocols for this summer to protect the health of campers and staff and ensure the least amount of program disruptions or cancellations.

Building an Inclusive Camp Environment for Participants and Staff

Here is a framework for how to evaluate your camp and improve on policies for building an inclusive camp environment for participants and staff.

Friend or Foe? Preventing Peer-to-Peer Abuse at Camp

Camps are experts at creating safe, welcoming spaces with trustworthy reputations. Unfortunately, abuse can take place in any environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 80–91 percent of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the child knows or trusts. As such, camp professionals must remain hyper-focused on continuously strengthening their abuse prevention efforts.

How to Protect Your Camp from Supply Chain Issues

Global supply chain issues due to the pandemic are making it difficult to get the gear you want as quickly as you’re used to. Luckily for you, there are some great resources to help you navigate and prepare for your upcoming season.

How to Manage Your Summer Camp in the Shadow of COVID-19

While camps are reopening, it’s important to be prepared for the fact that operations won’t be the same. From embracing new marketing to collecting different types of data, you’ll need to be ready to change how you manage your camp.

CampWire Episode 49: Abuse Prevention in Youth Programs

Ju'Riese Colón, CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport and a member of the ACA Board of Directors, joins us for a conversation on abuse prevention, education, and accountability within youth programs.

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CampWire Episode 48: Thinking Strategically About Your Camp's Finances

Brandon Reiter of Skyview CFO & Bookkeeping Services joins us to discuss financial strategies for summer camps. 

Key Takeaways from the CampCounts 2021 Report

ACA's annual business survey, CampCounts, is back with new findings and trends from 2021!  We're here to remind you just what CampCounts is, what was unique about this year's survey efforts, and some of the key takeaways we're seeing in the data. Still, don't miss the full CampCounts 2021 report.

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