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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.

Camp Wildfire Discussion Group

Please join the conversation on the wildfire threat to camps.  We will discuss mitigation grants, legislative issues and discuss preparedness topics from the recent ACA, Wildfire Symposium....

CampCounts 2022 Report

CampCounts 2022 is the latest iteration of ACA’s annual business and industry research survey, which aims to support camp professionals in their operational decision-making and to support ACA’s...

Crisis Communications: All of the Accidents, Traumas, and Challenges of Summer

Join us to get up to date on triaging crisis communications, identifying your spokesperson, and determining your audiences. Come and learn more about responding to media inquiries and how to...

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...

ACA Camp Crisis Hotline Annual Review 2022

Case studies and lessons learned from the ACA Crisis Hotline.

Crisis — It Really Can Happen to You 2022

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...

Resources 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.

Aquatic Safety Trainings Package – From Redwoods

Drowning and spinal injuries at swimming pools and aquatic areas are some of the most traumatic and costly events any program can face. The trauma is not restricted to the child who is injured or...