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https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/medical-marijuana-current-issues-camps

Medical Marijuana: Current Issues for Camps

Introduction A call recently came into the American Camp Association (ACA) Crisis Hotline from a member camp: Three adults attended a family camp and brought medical marijuana with them. Upon...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/practicing-teaching-mindfulness

Practicing and Teaching Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully "present," right here, right now. It's the opposite of mind-FULL-ness, or feeling constantly distracted. Camp offers the perfect setting to teach and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/locating-working-effectively-supervising-physician-nurse-practitioner

Locating and Working Effectively with a Supervising Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Camp professionals are well aware of the critical need to have a medical professional associated with the camp's health services. This professional typically provides direction when questions arise...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/partner-online-course/campsafe-online-child-sexual-abuse-prevention-training-staff

CampSafe: Online Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training for Staff

CampSafe is an innovative, interactive eLearn training empowering camp staff with awareness and knowledge about child sexual abuse prevention. Preparing staff before they arrive to...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/online-course/trauma-informed-care-camp

Trauma Informed Care at Camp

DESCRIPTION:  In ACA’s 2017 Emerging Issues Report, the top issue facing camps is campers’ Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (Browne, Bialeschki & Wilson, 2017)....

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/how-manage-camp-staff-fatigue

How to Manage Camp Staff Fatigue

Fatigue at camp is like inclement weather at camp. You’re going to have it at some point, but if you spot it before it happens, you can take steps to be prepared for it and reduce the impact it has...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-39-mindfulness-practices-camp

CampWire Episode 39: Mindfulness Practices at Camp

ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner, sits down with Susan Fee and Tanea Mills to discuss how mindfulness practices can enhance the camp experience. 

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/preventing-burnout-caring-your-staffs-mental-health-while-camp-session

Preventing Burnout: Caring for Your Staff’s Mental Health while Camp Is in Session

A camp job is hard work. Camp is so worth it, as evidenced by all the positive outcomes research has shown campers achieve. But that does not make the job any easier — especially for the teenagers...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/camp-staff-safety-age-metoo

Camp Staff Safety in the Age of #MeToo

It is a story that has been unfolding for over a year: the exposure of often long-standing sexual abuse and harassment of both male and female victims by mostly men in various positions of power....