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-disastersTalking 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-violenceResponding 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-violenceResources 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-summerTalking 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-campsCrisis 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-podcast-episode-1-national-conference-previewCampWire Podcast Episode #1 - National Conference Preview
The American Camp Association introduces Episode 1 of the brand new podcast, CampWire. Listen to President/CEO, Tom Rosenberg, preview our National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-2-research-360-laurie-browneCampWire Episode #2 — Research 360 with Laurie Browne
Listen to the second episode of CampWire as our Director of Research, Laurie Browne, discusses #Research360 and the future of ACA research.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-3-marketing-media-camp-mike-langCampWire Episode #3 — Marketing and Media at Camp with Mike Lang
Listen to the third episode of CampWire as the Director of Marketing from Camp Tecumseh discussing marketing and media at camp.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/campwire-episode-4-dan-lee-mississippi-riverCampWire Episode #4 — Dan Lee on the Mississippi River
Dan Lee is paddling the Mississippi River to send kids to accredited camps. ACA had the unique opportunity to interview him while he was paddling and talk about this motivation behind the trip, his...