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10 Rainy Day Activity Ideas

The fun doesn’t have to stop when it rains! If you’re looking for some ways to spend a rainy day at camp, try these activities out.

Avian Influenza (H5N1-Bird Flu)

Avian influenza (also known as "H5N1" and "bird flu") is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The infection can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms in birds,...

West Nile Virus - What Every Camp Needs to Know

West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Here are some tips and resources for camps.

Waterborne Illness — Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis and Naelgeria Fowleri

Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds).

Emerging Issues: Immunizations, Measles, and Other Communicable Diseases

ACA has partnered with medical and health professionals to provide the most up-to-date information available. This article will focus on three areas: immunizations, measles, and other communicable...

MRSA Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Top Four Tips for Camps

Communicable Diseases and Infestations - Tips for Camps

Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations.  The potential for the spread of communicable diseases...

Dangerous “Games” Every Camp Must Know About

Social media cited as one of the main reasons why these dangerous games are becoming more prevalent Recent media stories have shed a renewed spotlight on the types of dangerous games kids play...

Developmentally Appropriate Sports Skills for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

Many campers as young as three and four years of age engage in many of the same sports activities as their older counterparts. Sports such as soccer, tennis, basketball, and hockey are routinely part...

Teens and Physical Health Issues

Abstract: Improving public health and particularly addressing the rising childhood obesity epidemic are goals that camps can address. Obesity and overweight problems are a result of energy imbalances...