Resource Library

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

The 2020 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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2020 ACA National Conference

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Considering Accreditation

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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