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/article/camping-magazine/why-world-needs-summer-camp-essay-parentsWhy the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents
It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of nature,...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/longer-camp-sessions-disappearing-dinosaur-or-timely-treasureLonger Camp Sessions: Disappearing Dinosaur or Timely Treasure?
Gone are the days when most, or even many, camps offered only full sessions of seven or eight weeks. Shrinking summer vacations for all age groups, staggered college start dates for staff populations...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/why-day-camp-mattersWhy Day Camp Matters
When looking for summer activities for their children, parents today are faced with an incredible wealth of options. Many of these options describe themselves as “camp”: sports camps, arts camps,...