Resource Library

Well-established and ever growing, ACA’s virtual learning portfolio includes online courses, live webinars, recorded webinars, and staff certificates of added qualifications (in-depth online competency-based courses). 

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Camp Staff Member Online Course Package
Published Date: 2015-10-05

Have you thought about ways to prepare your staff for camp BEFORE they arrive onsite? Are you interested in an affordable solution for integrating camp and youth development experts into your staff training program? 

With ACA’s Camp Staff Member Package, you can provide frontline staff with foundational knowledge in the areas of camp-centered leadership, creating community, reducing injuries and illness, bullying prevention, risk management, and recognizing and reporting child abuse. 

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Improving the quality of your camp programs and activities requires attention to your own continuing education and professional development.  Yet many camp program directors struggle for time and funding for professional development.

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Camp Director Online Course Package
Published Date: 2015-10-05

Continuing education and professional development have never been easier.  With ACA’s Camp Director Package, you can learn from the comfort of your own home or office at a time that’s right for you.  From risk management to preventative maintenance, this package provides you with the necessary hours of professional development needed to meet ACA Standard HR.1.2.  Critical education related to child abuse reporting, criminal background checks, and practical lessons from ACA’s crisis hotline make this a must for camp directors, particularly those with less than five years of experience.  This

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Special Package

Have you updated your staff orientation and training program lately? 

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ACA's Subject Matter Experts
Published Date: 2013-10-14

ACA's subject matter experts develop online courses, facilitate web-based seminars (webinars), and help ensure the quality of the educational content. Listed below are ACA’s subject matter experts.

(Faculty alphabetized by first name.)

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Native American Night Sky Storytelling
Published Date: 2016-03-11

SkyTellersExplore the mysteries of our Universe with Sky Tellers! Ten Native American myths and legends investigate the reason for day and Night, why we have seasons, the origin of the stars and other wondrous phenomena of our night sky. Each narrative is accompanied by the story that scientists tell today.

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Exploring Solar System Beginnings
Published Date: 2016-07-11

The OSIRIS-REx Launch Professional Developement Experience for Camp and Park Professionals


Professional Development Training
September 6-7, 2016
Hotel TBD
Cocoa Beach, FL

OSIRIS-REx Launch Activities
September 8, 2016
(launch date subject to change)
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island, FL

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The University of Utah, like many universities across the country, takes an active interest in promoting STEM fields to K–12 students.  With the explosion of STEM learning programs, it can be difficult to stand out or capture students who are bombarded by coding and robotics camps.  Camps at the U of U are always looking to engage students in new ways and to provide unique experiences.  Thanks to the American Camp Association, we will be able to do that next summer. 

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