https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/current-challenges-camp-food-serviceCurrent Challenges in Camp Food Service
Hesitation gave way to excitement as I unexpectedly grabbed the reigns of food service management, in the dripping, humid heat of a Texas summer camp season. Nine years had passed since I last served...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/can-i-have-another-bowl-cereal-using-summer-food-service-program-your-campCan I Have Another Bowl of Cereal? Using the Summer Food Service Program at Your Camp
“Can I have another bowl of cereal?” The shy boy was one that regularly asked for seconds at breakfast, and I suspected he didn’t eat dinner regularly at his house. He was a camper at my small...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/strategies-managing-risks-food-contamination-communicable-disease-campStrategies for Managing the Risks of Food Contamination and Communicable Disease at Camp
It is easy to become casual about food preparation and food safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, each year one in six Americans, roughly 48 million...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/bed-bugs-what-every-camp-needs-knowBed Bugs - What Every Camp Needs to Know
Every year, the American Camp Association Camp Crisis Hotline receives calls from camps that have questions about bed bugs.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camps-evacuation-or-temporary-housing-centersCamps 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.
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.