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https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-program-quality-assessment-c-pqa

Camp Program Quality Assessment (C-PQA)

Camp Program Quality Assessment (CPQA) (short form) For camps interested in taking a "baby step" toward assessing the quality of their programs and their contribution to youth development, the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/brains-emerging-adults-risk-taking-consequences-camps

The Brains of Emerging Adults, Risk Taking, and the Consequences for Camps

Risk management in the camp profession often means rigorous tests of equipment, detailed training for staff, and preventative measures to eliminate risk. Yet, we often fail to take into account the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/medical-marijuana-current-issues-camps

Medical Marijuana: Current Issues for Camps

Introduction A call recently came into the American Camp Association (ACA) Crisis Hotline from a member camp: Three adults attended a family camp and brought medical marijuana with them. Upon...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/online-course/effective-supervision-skills-senior-staff

Effective Supervision Skills for Senior Staff

This course covers the essential skill areas and best practices of the most effective supervisors at camp. Through this one-hour course, you will learn: The four most commonly made mistakes of...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/twenty-tips-20-something-supervisor

Twenty Tips for the 20-Something Supervisor

Being in that very first supervisory role is hard for everyone — regardless of age. For younger supervisors there are added challenges in building credibility and gaining the respect of others — it’s...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/evolving-risks-employment-practices-sexual-harassment-unlawful-discrimination

Evolving Risks — Employment Practices / Sexual Harassment / Unlawful Discrimination

In 2015, there was a sharp increase in the number of calls to the ACA Crisis Hotline about accommodation and inclusion of individuals, both staff and campers, who identify themselves as transgender,...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/gen-y-camp-how-understand-manage-increase-resiliency-millennial-camp-staff

Gen-Y At Camp: How to Understand, Manage, and Increase Resiliency in Millennial Camp Staff

Gen·er·a·tion Y (noun): Generation Y; plural noun: Generation Ys; AKA: Millennials 1. the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s, comprising primarily the children of the baby boomers and...

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/giving-constructive-feedback-sensitive-staff-members-without-them-hating

Giving Constructive Feedback to Sensitive Staff Members Without Them Hating You

Ever had staff tell you they want more feedback and then when you give it, especially if it’s negative, their feelings get hurt? CampCode podcast hosts Gab, Beth, and Ruby tackle one of the hardest...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/what-you-dont-know-cant-help-you-value-asking-your-staff

What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You: The Value of Asking Your Staff

Staff feedback is vital to running a successful summer camp. Your staff are the only ones with the answers to these questions, so if you want to know the answers . . . ask them. 

https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/meet-staff-where-they-are-not-where-you-wish-they-would-be

Meet Staff Where They Are Not Where You Wish They Would Be

Unanswered emails. Requests (demands) for time-off. Over-involved parents. What’s the matter with young people today? Most likely nothing! We have more in common with this cohort of staff than one...