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Directions: Youth Development Outcomes of the Camp Experience

Research done to determine the outcomes of the camp experience as expressed by parents and children.

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...

Avian Influenza (H5N1-Bird Flu)

Avian influenza (also known as "H5N1" and "bird flu") is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The infection can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms in birds,...

West Nile Virus - What Every Camp Needs to Know

West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Here are some tips and resources for camps.

Medical Marijuana and Camps

So what is a camp to do if a staff applicant or camper wants to bring and use their medical marijuana prescription at camp?

Inspirations: Developmental Supports and Opportunities of Youths' Experiences at Camp

In 2003-2004 the American Camp Association conducted research with over 7600 campers (aged 10-18) from just over 80 ACA-Accredited camps to determine the degree to which developmental supports and...

Innovations: Improving Youth Experiences in Summer Programs

In 2004-2005 the American Camp Association completed a Program Improvement Project with twenty-three ACA-accredited camps to learn what strategies and approaches would help strengthen the experiences...

Health Forms & Records for Campers & Staff

ACA has many resources available to help in the operation of your camp, including sample forms, policies, and procedures.

Waterborne Illness — Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis and Naelgeria Fowleri

Naegleria fowleri is a brain-eating amoeba that lives in warm freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds).

ACA Camp Business Operations Report

Access the most recent budget and finance data for camps.