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Publish Date: 2015-12-18
The American Camp Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that On December 19, 2015, President Barak Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a change in law pertaining to interstate transportation.
Publish Date: 2015-12-18
On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus federal spending bill — HR 2029 containing a provision to defund the implementation and enforcement of the President’s 2014 Executive Order 13658.
Publish Date: 2015-12-11
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill to revise and replace No Child Left Behind and overhauls K-12 education.
Publish Date: 2015-12-08
The bill closes a loophole in the federal law that prevents youth-serving organizations, such as camps, from gaining access to federal criminal background checks on employees and volunteers.
Publish Date: 2015-11-03
November 8 – 14, 2015 is Mental Health Wellness Week. This week is a great week to start planning for any and all MESH (mental, emotional, social health) challenges that can arise during summer camp.
Publish Date: 2015-10-06
The American Camp Association is shifting from a focus only on the visit to a focus on continuous compliance with the standards.
Publish Date: 2015-09-15
At the August ACA Board of Directors meeting, a recommendation put forth by the National Standards Commission to adapt the accreditation process was unanimously approved.
Publish Date: 2015-02-01
ACA is honored to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2015 Awards. We greatly appreciate their continued dedication and contributions to camp and ACA.
Publish Date: 2014-10-10
ACA and the Children & Nature Network announce the launch of their partnership to further the common goals of both organizations to significantly increase opportunities for children to get outside and experience nature.

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