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https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/avoiding-staff-surprises

Avoiding Staff Surprises

This year, the American Camp Association (ACA) has seen a significant increase in requests for information from camp directors about seasonal employment issues. More specifically, staff members and...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/2022-staff-training-issue-camping-magazine

2022 Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training — perfect for Staff Orientation!

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/pressure-camp

The Pressure of Camp

The positive pressure one experiences at camp is something rare and hypnotizing. Friends at home call what you are doing a summer holiday, but you know the work is tough and comes with daily...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/serving-our-nations-young-heroes-how-camp-impacting-lives-military-children

Serving Our Nation's Young Heroes - How Camp Is Impacting the Lives of Military Children

Since September 11, the world in which American military children grow up has changed dramatically due to unprecedented levels of deployment and the increased reliance on Reserve and National Guard...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/federal-public-policy-updates

Federal Public Policy Updates

THE AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION’S PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA FOR THE 114TH CONGRESS MAKES THE HIGHEST PRIORITY OF TWO SPECIFIC GOALS: While it has been challenging to make progress in previous...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/emergency-preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Contributed by Rhonda Mickelson and Susan E. Yoder. Severe weather used to have a season. Now, severe weather can happen at virtually any time of the year. Camps need to be prepared....

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/case-melted-fingerprints

The Case of the Melted Fingerprints

My first time working at summer camp, in fact during my first week, I melted off every one of my fingerprints. I was only 16 at the time, and I remember feeling shocked that this could actually...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/whos-charge

Who's In Charge?

 A reality of today’s society is that many campers have parents who are separated, divorced or otherwise in a relationship that creates uncertainty for the camp regarding who is in...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/voluntary-disclosure-statements-emerging-issues-laws

Voluntary Disclosure Statements — Emerging Issues and Laws

EMERGING ISSUES AND LAWS Child protection is a top priority for the American Camp Association (ACA). Therefore, it is a mandatory ACA Accreditation standard for camp staff to complete a voluntary...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/sports-recreation-related-concussions

Sports and Recreation-Related Concussions

Sports and recreational (SR) activities help to foster important social and team-building skills, while also improving health and quality of life. Unfortunately, participation in SR activity comes...