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Your camp may be facing a major period of financial stress and uncertainty. You likely spend nearly the entire year preparing for the summer season, and disruption in revenue at any point in the planning can have a lasting and disastrous impact. Fundraising may be impacted for many months, and your camper families may find it difficult to pay fees.

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New Government Relations Community
Published Date: 2020-10-26

Should my camp expect additional federal financial relief? Are there any more CARES Act funds in my state? How can I advocate for camps especially in my state?

Join the Government Relations community on ACA Connect to get informed and involved in Government Relations.

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State Advocacy Toolkit for Camps
Published Date: 2020-12-01

States will again set parameters for when and how camps may operate in 2021. States set the large parameters for this response, but local decisions and implementation are the final steps. This calls for a different type of advocacy, especially in the local area where camps who choose to operate are relying on their own actions and messages of influence with regulatory bodies. The advocacy should not be based on an economic argument, but a goal to seek a path to opening in a safe and effective partnership with regulatory agents.

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Safe Camp Advocacy Calls
Published Date: 2020-12-01

As it becomes increasingly clear that COVID-19 will impact summer 2021, it is paramount for state and county decision-makers determining rules for day and overnight camp in 2021 to gain insight and benefit from ACA’s learnings from summer 2020. The American Camp Association has established research-informed practices that demonstrate ways in which some camps may be able to safely operate in person while protecting the health of campers, staff, and local communities.

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