Resource Library

Advance your Career
Published Date: 2015-10-01

Professional Development

Career Development Webinars (ACA and Teach for America)

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Careers in the Camp Community
Published Date: 2015-10-01

Few fields combine such a variety of backgrounds and disciplines as the camp field. Management roles in camps, outdoor education centers, or conference/retreat centers require some know-how and background in very technical fields such as human resources, nutrition and health care, food service, facility and business management; it also necessitates the blending of the principles of youth development and social group work, recreation, physical education, psychology, and education.

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Bullying Prevention: Are You Up to Speed?
Published Date: 2010-10-01

Most people understand the “old” concept of bullying — big guys picking on the little guys. It’s hard to find someone who has never been on one side or the other of such a situation, whether male or female or as an “observer” of bullying behavior. Many people shrug off bullying as part of the growing-up process. However, the effects of bullying often cause damage that lasts a lifetime. Consider the statistics: Around the globe, 15 percent of kids ages five to sixteen are bullied repeatedly.

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Please check our International Staff Best Practices page for more up-to-date information.

 

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October 18, 2011, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presenter: Tony Oyenarte

Session Description

Many camps and other informal youth programs are interested in developing relationships with public and independent schools to broaden educational programs for youth. Getting started can be a challenge! This session will provide an overview of establishing and cultivating educational relationships with schools with a sharing of curriculum models and schedules.

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Each year, the Camp Crisis Hotline team identifies a select number of case studies for a more in-depth look, and to serve as examples for other camps to use in staff training and the development of their own risk management plans. It is our hope that by understanding the real crisis situations of other camps, your camp can learn and anticipate for the future.

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A key role of the American Camp Association's National Standards Commission (NSC) is to regularly review and update (as needed) the ACA standards.

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Understanding a Camp’s Right to Search
Published Date: 2014-10-06

Our topic is the search of a camper's or camp employee's belongings.

This is not a U.S. Constitution, Fourth Amendment search and seizure issue, or a 14th Amendment right to privacy issue as no governmental authority is addressed. We are dealing, rather, with a matter of private agreements and expectations among the camp, its families and employees.

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Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Published Date: 2013-01-07

Introduction

Running a quality operation is the best way to reduce the risk of injury or other loss that may lead to camper families or others taking legal action against a camp. And camps, as an industry, are not frequently named in litigation. Prudent camp operation and strong, sometimes multigeneration loyalties often produce an amicable resolution of issues or incidents that avoids litigation. Importantly, if a lawsuit is filed (and this is true of lawsuits generally), most suits result in settlement before a trial.

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