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https://www.acacamps.org/accreditation/overview/standards-glance

Standards at a Glance

The Standards-at-a-Glance is only a basic reference and represents a general overview of the ACA standards.  Not included in this...

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/resources/camps-evacuation-or-temporary-housing-centers

Camps as Evacuation or Temporary Housing Centers

Camps may be called upon by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — or another government agency or community organization — to serve as evacuation centers. The Department of Homeland...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/severe-weather-season-now-year-round-preparing-your-camp

Severe Weather Season Is Now Year-Round - Preparing Your Camp

Severe weather can occur during any time of the year. Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wild fires, floods, etc. are in the news throughout the year.  In preparation, the American Camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-security

Camp Security

According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the incidence of violent crimes committed against and by children and youth continues to rise in America. This alarming data has youth-serving...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/camper-medical-risks-trends

Camper Medical Risks and Trends

Recent trends indicate camp directors are buying less camper accident and sickness medical insurance and relying more on a parent’s insurance to pay for the occasional camper injury or illness. As a...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/risk-management-business-interruption-insurance-traps-gaps

Risk Management: Business Interruption Insurance Traps and Gaps

Speaking or writing about risk management without mentioning insurance is difficult. The two disciplines are independent in theory, but "glued together" in thought and practice. Insurance is one...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/risk-management-camp-management-liability-evolving-risk

Risk Management: Camp Management Liability — Evolving Risk

Our uncertain economic times serve as a reminder that the business of camp is full of change. When society, environments, and circumstances change, camp directors and owners are challenged to...

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/concussion-awareness-risk-management-more-headache

Concussion Awareness and Risk Management: More than a Headache

The long-term health implications from concussion among players in the National Football League (NFL) were a concern for nearly 20 years. The NFL studied, debated, and finally acknowledged the issue...