https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/farm-dining-hall-camp-farm-program-long-historyFarm to Dining Hall: A Camp Farm Program with a Long History
In 1890, the folks who built the water powered grist mill just off Carson Creek, outside Brevard, North Carolina, never envisioned that one day the property surrounding the mill would become Gwynn...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/interview-richard-louv-using-nature-principle-camps-reduce-nature-deficit-disorder-children-adultsAn Interview with Richard Louv: Using the Nature Principle and Camps to Reduce Nature-Deficit Disorder — for Children and Adults
What progress have you seen in the movement to connect children and nature since you wrote Last Child in the Woods in 2005? Last Child didn’t create the children...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/severe-weather-season-year-round-preparing-your-campSevere Weather Season Is 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/who-we-are/public-policy/aca-public-policy-legislative-information-advocacyACA Public Policy - Legislative Information and Advocacy
In order to move forward the mission and public policy agenda of ACA, the public policy team is working on a number of initiatives related to federal laws and regulations.
https://www.acacamps.org/who-we-are/public-policy/regulatory-information-advocacyRegulatory Information and Advocacy
The majority of laws and regulations that are applicable to camps are governed by state and local entities. However, there are a number of federal regulations that do apply.
https://www.acacamps.org/about/public-policy/acas-public-policy-collaboratorsACA's Public Policy Collaborators
The American Camp Association partners with other organizations with a complementary mission to move forward our public policy agenda.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/health-care-reform-impact-camps-employersHealth Care Reform - Impact on Camps as Employers
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA) were signed into law in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Included in these new “health...
As an educational nonprofit association, the American Camp Association is dedicated to providing quality, reliable, and up-to-date information about the laws and regulations and other public policy...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/laws-regulations/aca-advocates-your-behalfACA Advocates on Your Behalf
We can mobilize! We act! You have a voice! Find out the latest issues and legislation happening in your state.