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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/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/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/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...

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/events-education/online-learning/recorded-webinar/camp-staff-safety-age-metoo

Camp Staff Safety in the Age of #MeToo

It is a story that has been unfolding for over a year: the exposure of often long-standing sexual abuse and harassment of both male and female victims by mostly men in various positions of power....

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/covid-19-resource-center-camps

COVID-19 – Resource Center for Camps

The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at camp, and camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases. With the spread of the coronavirus...

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/covid-19-webinar/aca-cdc-town-hall-camps-out-school-time-professionals-may-11-2022

ACA and CDC Town Hall for Camps and Out of School Time Professionals (May 11, 2022)

Watch the Town Hall...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/view-here-navigating-covid-19-camp-summer

The View from Here: Navigating COVID-19 at Camp This Summer

This blog from Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP, covers important concepts for camp directors to understand when it comes to operating this summer.