Resource Library

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training — perfect for Staff Orientation!

The 2019 issue has brand new staff training content from the experts created exclusively for staff and for trainers. You can have the best staff trainers at your camp! 

This premier industry resource is available at a special low MEMBER bulk rate, so affordable that you can order for each member of your staff.

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NASA Resources for Camps
Published Date: 2015-09-02

NASA logoLearn more about ACA's strategic relationship with NASA

Schedule a Visit by an Astronaut to Your Camp — Interested in having an astronaut take part in your activities. Schedule a visit.

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Day Camp at the Park
Published Date: 2015-09-21

Prepare Your Staff to Serve Your Campers!

Struggling to find the right resources for your staff? ACA offers day-camp-specific staff training and programming ideas. Books, streaming videos, online courses, and webinars. Choose the best for your staff.

Day Camp from Day One (book)

Camp Is for the Camper (book or course)

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ACA's Best Resources for PCCCA Members!

Multiply Your Outcomes. Knowledge You Need.

Sharpen Your Edge 
Education. Education. Education. Access from your own office: online coursese-books, unlimited streaming videos for training. We recommend these.

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Out-of-School Time Programs Resources
Published Date: 2015-09-21

Summer. Skills. Success.

If your afterschool or other out-of-school time program is working to meet the comprehensive assessment of summer programs (CASP) or looking for new ways to develop your summer programs, ACA has resources for you.

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For-Profit Camps... ACA Is for You!
Published Date: 2015-09-21

Camp. Power. Influence.

Your program's assets are many! Check out these resources that will help you maintain your edge.

As an independent for-profit camp, the value of ACA membership is incredibly important. It allows us to have professional guidance, information, connections, and sooo much more. ~ 2015 survey respondent

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Not-for-Profit Camps... ACA Is for You!
Published Date: 2015-09-21

Camp. Service. Outcomes.

Your agency's program serves so many. Check out these resources to help you maintain your edge.

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Parks & Recreation Programs
Published Date: 2015-09-21

ACA's Best Resources for Park & Recreation Departments

Staff Training Made Easy

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ACA Core Competencies
Published Date: 2015-09-30
  • Describe what adults working with youth and young adults need to know in order to offer high quality, developmentally appropriate experiences.
  • Establish standards of practice that help guide career development systems as well as provide recognition to professionals in the camp community. 
  • Serve as the framework for development of new as well as existing professional development opportunities and resources.
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