The safety of your campers and staff and anyone who may be on your property are your primary responsibility. Review your risk management plan for camp evacuation and coordinate with appropriate local...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-crisis-hotlineCamp Crisis Hotline
The Hotline serves as a resource for camps in crisis and provides callers the opportunity to talk through their crisis with a trained third-party.
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/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/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/resources/crisis-communications-handbook-templates-sample-forms-lettersThe Crisis Communications Handbook Templates and Sample Forms and Letters
Take control of a crisis at your camp with a proven communications system. Take Control: Be prepared for nearly any camp crisis with a strong, comprehensive communications system that...
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/crisis-communications-tool-kitCrisis Communications Tool Kit
Unfortunately, a crisis can occur at anytime and can affect any camp at any location. It is for that reason that you should prepare for a crisis before it happens.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/covid-19/camp-business-resourcesCamp Business Resources — COVID-19
Federal disaster relief loans, Facebook grants, insurance information, supply resources, and more.
https://www.acacamps.org/resources/marketing-communications-covid-19Marketing and Communications — COVID-19
Parents and staff are naturally going to be concerned, particularly with the constant media coverage of coronavirus, so you must communicate openly and often with them.