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Safety at Camp in 2022: What We Saw in the Field

This post outlines top camp safety concerns played out during summer 2022.

ACA Camp Crisis Hotline Annual Review 2022

Case studies and lessons learned from the ACA Crisis Hotline.

Dos and Don’ts for Universities and Colleges Hosting Youth Summer Camps

This article discusses how to proactively prevent injuries while hosting camp programs and how to respond to injuries if someone does get hurt despite all precautions.

Delta, Division, and a Diversity of Guidance: Navigating Uncertainty in the Age of COVID

Back in the summer of 2020, some camps embarked on an important yet uncertain adventure: They decided to operate during the heart of the pandemic. At the time, there was much speculation in the...

Lessons Learned from ACA's Crisis Hotline in 2021

Part of the magic of camp is the unexpected. In most cases, the unexpected means spontaneous, unscripted moments of connection, growth, and renewal — but the unexpected can also mean uncertainty, or...

Consideraciones sobre las Pruebas para SARS-CoV-2 en Campamentos de Verano

Uno de los principales retos de la pandemia de COVID-19 ha sido y sigue siendo nuestra capacidad de realizar pruebas para detectar la presencia de SARS-CoV-2 de forma eficaz, eficiente y económica...

Testing Considerations for SARS-CoV-2 in Summer Camp Settings

A major challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to be our ability to test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 effectively, efficiently, and economically in both symptomatic and asymptomatic...

Camp Insurance Trends — Social Inflation and the Hard Insurance Market

For more than 20 years, the American Camp Association (ACA) Insurance Committee has held an annual roundtable with many of the camp industry insurers and brokers in conjunction with the ACA National...

Staff Training and Preparation – Updated

Staff are the front line in advancing the mission of the camp, protecting the camp, and, most importantly, protecting the campers from harm.

What Did Winter Do to Your Camp Property?

The winter of 2018–2019 was one that many hope is not repeated soon! Winds, torrential rains, snow, and even drought were prevalent. As you prepare for the upcoming summer, it is important to pay as...