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Religious education directors of al l branches of organized religions struggle to develop programs that truly affect the inner life of children. Many exist with the main purpose of offering a Sunday/Saturday religious education program for children during religious services, so that parents can join other adults in religious worship. Some are committed to teaching religious doctrine and customs leading up to some sort of confirmation or rite of passage into adult life.

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No Superheroes Need Apply

Does criminal behavior increase during difficult economic times? Some superheroes might say yes and some experts and researchers would agree.

What implications does this have for camps, both for-profit and nonprofit, and small businesses in general? Does this mean camp directors should be more vigilant during bad economic times? Is it time to post a job opening online for a superhero? No, wait! Look up in the sky! Here comes "Risk Management" to save the day!

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From Peter
Published Date: 2010-01-01

Because of Camp . . .™ — there are millions of powerful answers to this leading statement. We know that all participants — campers, counselors, supervisors, owners, and directors are changed by each camp experience. Even the most reluctant and unenthusiastic campers grow from the experience. Participants who "jump in feet first" gain even more, returning home with the ability to create stronger human relationships (they are more able to meet new people, speak their minds, and negotiate).

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Hotline Phone Number: 800-573-9019

“Hello. We have a young female camper who has been ill and just revealed to our nurse that two days before she came to camp she had an abortion without her parents’ knowledge. She is so ill that she needs more medical help than our staff can provide. When we call the parents to talk about getting her more care, what do we tell them? Do we have to tell them about the abortion or do we have to keep confidential what we know about the abortion?”

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Patience
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When I sat down to write this article, I could still hear Axl Rose (lead singer of the ’80s rock band Guns N’ Roses) whistling the opening of the group’s hit song “Patience” like it was yesterday. The chorus of the song went like this: “I need a little patience, yeeaaahhhh . . . Come on patience, yeeaahhhh.” As I processed that song and focused more intently on the word “patience,” I realized it is one of the most important words you will hear, learn, and, hopefully, put into practice this summer.

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Books from ACA

  • Management of Risks and Emergencies
  • Leaving Nothing to Chance: Board Accountability through Risk Management
  • Mission Accomplished: A Practical Guide to Risk Management for Nonprofits
  • Mission Accomplished Workbook

ACA Resource Pack Tools

Sample forms, outlines, and work plans as either Word or WordPerfect files (provided on a floppy disk) that can be customized for your camp. Included in Resource Pack or Resource Pack II:

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The Prediction. The Trifecta. The Promise.
Published Date: 2014-01-01

The Prediction

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Search the Web for "day camp" and the results are over 100 million hits. Although the descriptions vary greatly, the words "day camp" trigger a feeling of excitement and adventure. Many sites describe a variety of summer experiences as day camp . . . from summer craft classes at a hobby shop or a ballet day camp out of a home to a doggie day camp. This article focuses on the history of day camps as defined by the American Camp Association (ACA).

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Over the past few years, the scope of crisis response plans for many camp programs has expanded as camps share specific crisis experiences and network with other industries, such as schools and law enforcement agencies, to find solutions. In the past, crisis response plans at camps focused on child abuse; drownings or other activity-related deaths; vehicle wrecks; and environmental disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, or fires.

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This month, we’re going to address where pumps work for you at camp, matching the equipment to the application, and some simple troubleshooting steps to get the most out of your pumps.

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