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Wildfire Evacuations

The safety of your campers and staff and anyone who may be on your property are your primary responsibility. Review your risk management plan for camp evacuation and coordinate with appropriate local...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/forest-fire-crisis-reality-camp

Forest Fire: A Crisis Reality for Camp

During the summer of 2000, two camps located in the western United States faced the challenging crisis of forest fire. Don Brown and Rhonda Mickelson share their experiences. Please...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/protect-your-camp-your-campers-your-staff-unspeakable

Protect Your Camp, Your Campers, and Your Staff from the Unspeakable

It’s 6:27 a.m. on a sunny Tuesday morning. There you are, comfortably seated at your desk, ready for another great day, when you are called for assistance by a counselor to the health center. Upon...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/summer-camps-fire-emergency-communications-six-lessons-learned-during-fire-camp

Summer Camps, Fire, and Emergency Communications: Six Lessons Learned During a Fire at Camp

Fires are a potential hazard for camps located in wooded areas and urban areas alike. How camps respond and communicate to camp families and the community when a fire does occur can go a long way to...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/wildfire

Wildfire!

Since moving to Montana from Pennsylvania several years ago, I’ve become much more attuned to the threat of wildfires, and have begun to learn more about what can be done to safeguard the people...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/wildfires-preparing-camps-programs-operate-wilderness-areas

Wildfires - Preparing Camps and Programs that Operate in Wilderness Areas

Wildfire season seems to last 12 months a year now. Preparing for wildfires through fuel mitigation is a great start, but preparation requires much more: connecting with local emergency services,...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/wildfires-west

Wildfires in the West

The threat of wildfires impacts camps in the west more each year.  This webinar explores wildland fire preparation, response and recovery from four critical perspectives: Public Policy, Fire...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/how-prepare-your-camp-wildfire-season

How to Prepare Your Camp for the Wildfire Season

The last few wildfire seasons have been more destructive than years' past. These tips can help you keep your summer camp safe during wildfire season.

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/health-screening-has-evolved-does-your-practice-reflect

Health Screening Has Evolved: Does Your Practice Reflect That?

Health screening, a practice typical to most camps' opening day process, has undergone an evolution. Granted, some changes were kick-started by our COVID-19 experience but, like...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/learning-live-fire-how-camps-can-adapt-new-normal

Learning to Live with Fire: How Camps Can Adapt to the New Normal

In August of 2018, the Donnell Fire started in Tuolumne County, California — eventually destroying some 60 square miles of forests before burning out on October 1 of that year. It was a stressful...