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https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/avoiding-staff-surprises

Avoiding Staff Surprises

This year, the American Camp Association (ACA) has seen a significant increase in requests for information from camp directors about seasonal employment issues. More specifically, staff members and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/federal-public-policy-updates

Federal Public Policy Updates

THE AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION’S PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA FOR THE 114TH CONGRESS MAKES THE HIGHEST PRIORITY OF TWO SPECIFIC GOALS: While it has been challenging to make progress in previous...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/emergency-preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Contributed by Rhonda Mickelson and Susan E. Yoder. Severe weather used to have a season. Now, severe weather can happen at virtually any time of the year. Camps need to be prepared....

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/whos-charge

Who's In Charge?

 A reality of today’s society is that many campers have parents who are separated, divorced or otherwise in a relationship that creates uncertainty for the camp regarding who is in...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/voluntary-disclosure-statements-emerging-issues-laws

Voluntary Disclosure Statements — Emerging Issues and Laws

EMERGING ISSUES AND LAWS Child protection is a top priority for the American Camp Association (ACA). Therefore, it is a mandatory ACA Accreditation standard for camp staff to complete a voluntary...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/sports-recreation-related-concussions

Sports and Recreation-Related Concussions

Sports and recreational (SR) activities help to foster important social and team-building skills, while also improving health and quality of life. Unfortunately, participation in SR activity comes...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/ada-title-iii-access-recreation-programs-people-disabilities-what-does-it-mean-me-update

ADA Title III: Access to Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities — What Does it Mean For Me? . . . An Update

©2006 Catherine Hansen-Stamp and Charles R. Gregg* A teen who is deaf and her parents e-mail an application, seeking admission into a summer adventure camp. There are only a few weeks before the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/pandemic-preparedness-how-concerned-should-camps-be

Pandemic Preparedness: How Concerned Should Camps Be?

The threat of an Avian (Bird) Flu human pandemic has caused many camp professionals moments of concern. Both West Nile Virus and SARS conditioned us to taking note of threats posed by communicable...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/single-gender-camps-hiring-employees-gender-appropriate-hiring-criterion

Single-Gender Camps and Hiring Employees: Is Gender an Appropriate Hiring Criterion?

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently dealt with a gender discrimination lawsuit involving a woman's shelter that rejected an applicant for employment solely because he was male. The federal...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/pictures-worth-issues-permission-photograph-campers-appropriately-using-those-photos

A Picture's Worth: Issues on Permission to Photograph Campers and Appropriately Using Those Photos

Do you own the copyright to photos you are using to recruit campers and staff? Are you using photos on the Web? Do you have permission from parents/guardians to photograph and use...