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https://www.acacamps.org/blog/bridgeusa-cultural-exchange-program-update

BridgeUSA Cultural Exchange Program Update

Before COVID-19, summer camps were hosting an average of 25,000 cultural exchange visitors through the BridgeUSA Camp Counselor program each year, filling critical leadership and specialty instructor...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/staffing-human-resources-covid-19

Staffing and Human Resources — COVID-19

Job Seekers Job Resources for Summer 2020 Staffing Camp Staff Recruitment and Hiring Ideas Amid Coronavirus Concerns...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/campculturalexchange

#CAMPCULTURALEXCHANGE

It's ironic that I've spent this fall encouraging Americans to advocate for the White House not to drastically reduce or eliminate J-1 visas for camp cultural exchange programs while also keynoting...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/international-staff-best-practices

International Staff - Best Practices

Get information about J-1 Visa Camp Counselor and Summer Work Travel Programs, as well best practices and resources for international camp staff and camp cultural exchange.

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/social-security-international-staff

Social Security for International Staff

American Camp Association urges camps to abide by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling and obtain Social Security numbers for all international staff.

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/immigration-reform-impact-camps-utilizing-cultural-exchange-visitors

Immigration Reform - Impact on Camps Utilizing Cultural Exchange Visitors

The most recent changes to Immigration Law in the US were enacted in 2013.  It is anticipated that the US Department of State will again consider J-1 Visa Cultural Exchange regulations in 2016...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/criminal-background-checks-issues-resources-camps

Criminal Background Checks - Issues and Resources for Camps

ACA believes that camps should utilize multifaceted screening and hiring programs and support practices appropriate to the clientele, staffing, supervision, and program consideration of each camp.

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/visas-international-staff-campers

Visas for International Staff and Campers

Annually, nearly 30,000 international students provide cultural exchange as staff at camps in the United States.  International campers also provide an important aspect of cultural exchange as...

https://www.acacamps.org/link/us-department-state

U.S. Department of State

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/general-guidelines-social-security-numbers-tax-withholding-international-employees-j-1-visas

General Guidelines for Social Security Numbers and Tax Withholding for International Employees with J-1 Visas

We have received numerous questions regarding social security numbers and the need for tax withholdings on international staff. While some questions on this topic can be answered clearly, others are...