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Publish Date: 2018-06-01
June is designated as Great Outdoors Month each year through Governer Proclamations, and highlights the numerous benefits of active fun outdoors and the magnificent shared resources of our parks, forests, refuges, and other public lands and waters.
Publish Date: 2018-06-01
President Trump signed into law a new Executive Order that will exempt camps from previously established higher minimum wage and overtime pay when the camps operate on federal lands.
Publish Date: 2018-04-09
Resources and Ideas for Your Organization
Publish Date: 2018-03-27
The American Camp Association, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and YMCA of the USA are grateful that the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA) was passed as part of the recently enacted omnibus spending bill.
Publish Date: 2018-03-26
The new law would give camps access to FBI background checks.
Publish Date: 2018-01-22
Publish Date: 2017-12-19
Publish Date: 2017-11-07
Publish Date: 2017-10-24
There has been a lot of activity in D.C. with the J-1 Visa Camp Counselor program & background checks bill.
Publish Date: 2017-09-07
This bill closes a gaping hole in the federal law regarding youth-serving organization's access to FBI background checks. HR.695 was PASSED by the House on May 22, 2017!

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