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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/wildfire-evacuations

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/meeting-minds-camp-directors-higher-ed-college-students

A Meeting of the Minds: Camp Directors, Higher Ed, and College Students

Camps need staff to run their programs; colleges/universities have various requirements for students regarding coursework and internships; and students are usually pulled between what they want to do...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/yes-only-means-yes-until-something-better-comes-along-making-camp-best-offer-gen-z-staff

Yes Only Means Yes Until Something Better Comes Along: Making Camp the Best Offer for Gen Z Staff

Staff sign a contract, then inform you the week before camp begins that they won’t be coming after all. Or staff commit to working the entire season only to tell (not ask!) you they are leaving for...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/project-real-job-moving-forward-together

Project Real Job — Moving Forward Together

In the early ’80s, I graduated from high school and made a simple but life-changing decision. It was May and I hadn’t yet made plans for the summer. My mom encouraged me to call my former camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/signing-dotted-line-commitment-two-way-street

Signing on the Dotted Line: Commitment Is a Two-Way Street

Congratulations! You committed to working at camp this summer, and the director and/or team who hired you have been anticipating your arrival since you signed on the dotted line! It is completely...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/take-time-hug-your-staff-summer

Take Time to "Hug" Your Staff This Summer

As the summer of 2018 is getting underway, it is evident that this has been another challenging hiring season for many of you. It is likely there are camps out there still looking to hire for a few...

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/blog/camp-employment-internships

Camp Employment as Internships

Most camps hire college students to work as camp staff — primarily during the summer season, but on occasion throughout the year. When the employment situation is one where the student has no other...