Resource Library

ACA members as well as librarians and other out-of-school time facilitators are invited to join STAR_Net and the Lunar and Planetary Institute on March 1 for two free professional development webinars on the Playful Building activities.  These hands-on activities encourage campers to experiment with materials as they collaborate on projects. Register to receive connection information and directions to participate in the webinar’s activities. (The registration password is “star”).

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Refresh Your Staff Training Materials
Published Date: 2017-04-04

Refresh your staff training materials with resources from the ACA Bookstore and enjoy a 25% discount!

Check out these resources and consider taking your staff training plans from great to outstanding!

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Solar Eclipse Glasses for Your Campers
Published Date: 2017-04-07

Google is generously distributing solar eclipse glasses to groups, based on suggestions from NASA. We would like to include a limited number of camps that will be conducting programs for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. We will arrange for shipments of sets of 1,000 pairs of eclipse glasses to 15 lucky camps.
 

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Preparing for this summer’s solar eclipse, and looking for ways to engage your campers? Consider playing the free online multicultural eclipse stories, researched and recorded by professional storytellers Cassandra Wye and Fran Stallings at the request of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.  The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales from Around the World was created to engage a variety of audiences, in preparation for the August 21 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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Did You Know?

The American Camp Association (ACA) has an array of products and services that can support the development of your local volunteers running outdoor programs to your CEOs. In partnership with GSUSA, ACA has curated a list of resources that will help support the Girl Scout mission of bringing even more girls and volunteers to the great outdoors.

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E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually contains nicotine (which is addictive) and flavoring. Because of the inclusion of nicotine, which comes from tobacco, e-cigarettes are typically considered tobacco products. Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain other potentially harmful ingredients.

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ACA is committed to providing resources to assist in your camp's operation. These resources include tip sheets, charts, checklists, and general resources among other things. These samples should be reviewed and revised as appropriate for your camp or program. 

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2020 ACA National Conference

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Free Videos Daily from the ACA Bookstore
Published Date: 2020-03-31

In response to the stay-in-place mandate affecting members of the camp community, the ACA Bookstore, beginning Wednesday April 1 and continuing through Sunday May 31 (two months), will offer access to two videos daily on its website FREE OF CHARGE from its vault of almost 400 camp-related videos.

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