Resource Library

ACA Position on Criminal Background Checks

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Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and an important national public health issue.  If your camp has buildings, you should be familiar with the issues related to radon.

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the FLSA.  FLSA also contains a number of exemptions that are often applicable to camp employers.

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Year-Round Education of Children and Youth
Published Date: 2015-10-13

American Camp Association Position and Resources

Education Reform in America

Interested in knowing more about the issues and participating in the dialogue about education reform?

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Visas for International Staff and Campers
Published Date: 2015-10-12

Annually, nearly 30,000 international students provide cultural exchange as staff at camps in the United States.  International campers also provide an important aspect of cultural exchange as they live side-by-side in US camps with American campers.  The US Department of State regulates the granting of Visas for both staff and campers.  

International Camp Staff

All international visitors to the United States travel on visas.  Generally, international camp staff travel on a J-1 cultural exchange visa.  

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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB) promotes the safe use of pools, spas and hot tubs. The act imposes mandatory federal requirements for suction entrapment avoidance, and it establishes a voluntary grant program for states with laws that meet certain minimum requirements as outlined in the Act. The VGB is being administered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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Community Parks Revitalization Act
Published Date: 2015-10-10

Overview

The Community Parks Revitalization Act will provide matching federal grants for much needed parks and recreation infrastructure. Specifically, the bill would authorize the Department of Housing and Urban Development to:

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Healthy Kids Outdoors Act
Published Date: 2015-10-09

The Issues

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA) were signed into law in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Included in these new “health care reform” laws was a mandate on certain large employers to provide health insurance to their employees beginning in 2015 (or pay a penalty of $2,000 per employee).

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Lead Laws and Regulations

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