According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the incidence of violent crimes committed against and by children and youth continues to rise in America. This alarming data has youth-serving organizations on full alert and continually reviewing and increasing their security measures.
As a benefit to members, ACA provides free downloadable resources designed to guide camp professionals at all levels in media relations activities, both proactive public relations and crisis communications. As a service to the entire camp community, ACA provides the Crisis Communication Toolkit as a free downloadable resource. Media Relations 101 Crisis Communications Generating Stories Key Messages by Topic Frequently Asked Questions Download Crisis Communication Toolkit (8 pages) Download Full Communications Toolkit (login required - 27 pages)
ACA is monitoring current developments related to the Summer Work Travel and Camp Counselor categories of the J-1 Visa.
These free resources help tell the story about the importance of adding summer camp experience to a resume!
Promising themes from the interviews conducted in the exploratory phase.
ACA has many resources available to help in the operation of your camp, including ready-to-use forms and sample policies and procedures. ACA forms are reviewed by medical professionals and legal counsel, and are updated regularly to be sure they meet current regulations. Note: All ACA forms are copyrighted. It is illegal to photocopy them without permission. Forms are free to ACA members and require member login to view and download. Photocopying is allowed for member use only. Preprinted forms may be purchased in quantity from the ACA Bookstore. Available to both members and nonmembers.  Forms Include Camper Health History Form 1 Camper Healthcare Recommendations by Licensed Medical Personnel Form 2 Accident/Incident Report Form Camp Health Record Card Camp Health Record Form Camp Staff Application Checklist of Possible Indicators of Abuse Exemption from Immunization Requirements  Health and Emergency Information for Adult Campers (this form is not appropriate for cognitively delayed adults)  Health History Form for Camp Employee  Health History Form for Short-term Campers (three nights or less)  Medical Recommendation for Camp Employees Request for Additional Information about Your Child’s Asthma  Voluntary Disclosure Statement  Health History and Examination Form - Older Version of Form 1 in Spanish Other Resources Vehicle Log Health Record Log