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Camp 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.

ACA Camp Crisis Hotline Annual Review 2023

Case studies and lessons learned from the ACA Crisis Hotline.

Template Resource Documents for Camp Operations

ACA is committed to providing resources to assist in your camp's operation. These resources include sample schedules, planning forms, charts of accounts, supply lists, and more. These samples...

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...

Crisis — It Really Can Happen to You 2023

The ACA Hotline is a year-round, twenty-four-hour-a-day service provided to any camp or individual who needs help in a crisis.  Each year, ACA analyzes the hotline issues and provides case...

CampSafe® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Training your staff to the level of safety and professionalism that you and your camp families expect becomes a greater challenge each year.  Your primary focus is safety and that includes the...

Extreme Heat - Preventing and Identifying Heat-Related Illness

In extreme temperatures and humidity, it is  important to train staff on the dangers of heat-related illnesses, signs of heat-related illnesses, and appropriate preventative measures.

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Improving Incident Documentation

A group of teenage campers was participating in a team building activity that required them to solve a problem. One of their solutions to was to raise one of the smallest kids as high as they could...

Crisis 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.

Wildfires and Smoke Impacting Camps

The American Camp Association provides resources for developing wildfire preparation, response and recovery plans.