https://www.acacamps.org/blog/handling-heat-summerHandling the Heat of Summer
In the heat of summer, camps are accustomed to taking precautions to ensure the safety and comfort of campers when temperatures get extreme. Drinking plenty of water, moving more “active” programming...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/avian-influenza-h5n1-bird-fluAvian Influenza (H5N1-Bird Flu)
Avian influenza (also known as "H5N1" and "bird flu") is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The infection can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms in birds,...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/take-away-cooking-skills-campTake-Away Cooking Skills from Camp
Guest blog by Diana K. Rice Where did you learn to swim, read a map, or be part of a team? There’s a good chance it was at camp, right? We know that camp is not just a place for kids to...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/west-nile-virus-what-every-camp-needs-knowWest Nile Virus - What Every Camp Needs to Know
West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Here are some tips and resources for camps.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/medical-marijuana-campsMedical Marijuana and Camps
So what is a camp to do if a staff applicant or camper wants to bring and use their medical marijuana prescription at camp?
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/waterborne-illness-primary-amebic-meningoencephalitis-naelgeria-fowleriWaterborne Illness — Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis and Naelgeria Fowleri
Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds).
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/extreme-heat-preventing-identifying-heat-related-illnessExtreme Heat - Preventing and Identifying Heat-Related Illness
In extreme temperatures and humidity, it is important to train staff on the dangers of heat-related illnesses, signs of heat-related illnesses, and appropriate preventative measures.
https://www.acacamps.org/download/briefing-paper-adjustment-separation-campBriefing Paper - Adjustment to Separation and Camp
https://www.acacamps.org/download/briefing-paper-injury-illness-campsBriefing Paper - Injury and Illness in Camps