https://www.acacamps.org/download/camp-safety-public-policy-positionCamp Safety - Public Policy Position
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/severe-weather-season-now-year-round-preparing-your-campSevere Weather Season Is Now Year-Round - Preparing Your Camp
Severe weather can occur during any time of the year. Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wild fires, floods, etc. are in the news throughout the year. In preparation, the American Camp...
https://www.acacamps.org/who-we-are/public-policy/aca-public-policy-legislative-information-advocacyACA Public Policy - Legislative Information and Advocacy
In order to move forward the mission and public policy agenda of ACA, the public policy team is working on a number of initiatives related to federal laws and regulations.
https://www.acacamps.org/who-we-are/public-policy/regulatory-information-advocacyRegulatory Information and Advocacy
The majority of laws and regulations that are applicable to camps are governed by state and local entities. However, there are a number of federal regulations that do apply.
https://www.acacamps.org/about/public-policy/acas-public-policy-collaboratorsACA's Public Policy Collaborators
The American Camp Association partners with other organizations with a complementary mission to move forward our public policy agenda.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/health-care-reform-impact-camps-employersHealth Care Reform - Impact on Camps as Employers
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA) were signed into law in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Included in these new “health...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/designing-your-programs-best-enhance-camp-experienceDesigning Your Programs to Best Enhance the Camp Experience
Top Tips for Camps Intentionally select program activities that provide one or more of the youth-development supports (supportive relationships, safety, youth involvement, skill building)....
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/healthy-kids-outdoors-actHealthy Kids Outdoors Act
The Issues Today’s youth are experiencing less free and unstructured outdoor playtime in nature than previous generations — devoting an average of just four to seven minutes a day in unstructured...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/community-parks-revitalization-actCommunity Parks Revitalization Act
Overview The Community Parks Revitalization Act will provide matching federal grants for much needed parks and recreation infrastructure. Specifically, the bill would authorize the Department of...