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Update from President/CEO Tom Rosenberg on COVID-19

Dear Colleagues: I want to take a moment to reach out to you during these challenging times and remind you that the American Camp Association is here to support you as you work to plan for the...

Be Prepared: Practice Your Pandemic-Related Procedures Before Campers Arrive

If you are preparing to host campers on-site this summer, make sure you start your season off right by implementing your COVID-19-related procedures as soon as the staff arrive.

Camp Research in the Age of COVID-19

Research is a big thing right now.  Of course it is — people seek certainty when things are uncertain, as they certainly are amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Research brings certainty, right?

Can Your Camp Fill the Education Gap in Your Community?

What should you consider before making a determination that your camp should offer community educational support?

2021 Looks to Be Another COVID-19 Summer: Camp in the Time of COVID-19

Open or closed in summer 2020, camps are looking to 2021 and evaluating options for operations next summer.

COVID-19 Vaccination Priority: Get Camp Staff Vaccinated for Summer 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously expanded the definition of "essential workers" to incorporate out-of-school time workers, including camp staff. To support that move,...

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Limit Raised to $2 Million

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has retooled the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to better serve and support businesses still reeling from the pandemic.  Starting...

Delta, Division, and a Diversity of Guidance: Navigating Uncertainty in the Age of COVID

Back in the summer of 2020, some camps embarked on an important yet uncertain adventure: They decided to operate during the heart of the pandemic. At the time, there was much speculation in the...

Winter COVID-19 Update — FAQ with Dr. Blaisdell

Over the last six weeks, ACA staff have received a great number of questions about COVID-19 and how to plan for summer 2022. In response, we sat down with ACA’s volunteer medical advisor...

Preparing for a Safe and Meaningful National Conference

We are excited for the opportunity to gather together in Portland, Oregon, next month. More than 900 camp professionals, consultants, vendors, thought leaders, innovative speakers, and industry...