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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/resources/talking-children-about-tragedies-death-national-disasters

Talking with Children about Tragedies, Death, and National Disasters

Top Tips for Camps  Establish a mental health support network. Build relationships with community mental health resources prior to your camp season. Have...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/responding-media-about-emerging-issue-public-violence

Responding to the Media about the Emerging Issue of Public Violence

Media Tips for Camps Support from ACA. Refer media inquiries about this very sensitive topic to the American Camp Association Administrative Office.  ACA has trained...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/resources-camps-about-public-violence

Resources for Camps about Public Violence

ACA has compiled a list of resources for camps to help deal with crisis response and dealing with public violence.

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/talking-parents-about-protecting-their-children-camp-summer

Talking with Parents about Protecting Their Children at Camp This Summer

Key Messages for Camps Camps are communities where nurturing adults support children emotionally and are committed to their safety and well-being. As camp professionals, we are painfully aware...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/crisis-response-tips-camps

Crisis Response - Tips for Camps

Top Tips for Camps Create a crisis response plan. Prior to your camp season, develop your plan. With the proper resources and planning, you can minimize many of the...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-24-camp-offseason

CampWire Episode #24: Camp in the "Offseason"

Join the conversation with Directors Carl Wargo (YMCA Camp Y-Noah), Dan Reynolds (...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-23-facial-recognition-camp

CampWire Episode #23: Facial Recognition at Camp

Camp Marketing Directors Darby Dame and ...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-22-camp-health-opportunities-challenges

CampWire Episode #22 - Camp Health Opportunities and Challenges

Health care professionals are vital to the fundamental operations of a camp.  In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Ambrose, Founder and CEO...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-21-great-camp-singing-experiences-song-leading

CampWire Episode #21 - Great Camp Singing Experiences and Song Leading

What makes for great singing experiences and song leading at summer camp? ACA's John Beitner talks with Jacki Breger and Larry Hall about the transformational power singing has at camp....