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Plan for Your Transportation Program Now

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Many camps allow the use of their facilities by outside parties ("user group"1) — that is, groups and individuals other than customary and traditional campers. These user groups and their events vary greatly — an afternoon wedding and reception, a corporate conference, a family reunion, or an extended stay by another outside group. Arrangements may call for not only the use of camp facilities but the services of camp employees, and participation in certain regular camp activities.

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Managing aquatics can be one of the most challenging jobs at camp. Creating and maintaining a fun environment is only part of the challenge. The real challenge is how to provide that fun safely. While campers and most staff consider water a friendly and exciting place, we should never forget that water can be a "hostile environment."

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The availability of international staff is made possible by a number of organizations that are formally designated as cultural exchange programs by the U.S. Department of State (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs). Over the last several decades, the use of such staff has evolved from a value-added opportunity into a vital resource for many American summer camps. As this trend continues, we must take care not to lose sight of the cultural exchange aspect of these programs.

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In response to corporate and accounting scandals, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Act) was signed into law July 30, 2002. Enacted to restore public confidence and trust in America’s corporate sector, the Act makes publicly traded companies, their senior management, and boards of directors more accountable for financial management and reporting practices.

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Business Interruption Risks
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Camp directors don't spend enough time considering the risks of business interruption. Inadequate preparation increases the risk of financial loss and carries with it potentially catastrophic implications for the future of the business.

Business Interruption insurance is also known as Business Income insurance, or Time Element insurance. It is written as part of the property insurance policy, but is a separate coverage part, distinct from the insurance purchased to protect the value of buildings and contents.

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In a research study of the occurrence of dental trauma in children, it was determined that 25 percent of all school-aged children will experience a dental injury each year (Uji and Teramoto 1988). There are presently 53 million school-aged children in the US. That means there will be approximately 13 million children who will have a dental injury this year in the U.S. Since we are in a litigious society, it can be assumed that a substantial number of these parents will seek restitution for their children’s injuries sustained while attending camps.

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Representatives of many of the insurance companies that insure camps joined together with the ACA Insurance Committee to discuss industry trends. They met in conjunction with the ACA National Conference in February 2005 in Orlando.

The following trends were identified by the participants:

Transportation

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Pesticide Risk Management
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By their nature as substances that in many cases are designed to kill pests, pesticides can pose risks to humans and to the environment. It is possible to reduce those risks in several ways. For example:

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