The Year in Review — Reflections on Camp Legal Issues

This article will survey certain legal issues that have arisen in camp operations over the past year, as presented to the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline, other inquiries to staff, reported cases, and our experience with our camp clients. 

Off Duty and the Camp Is My Playground (What Could Go Wrong?)

I. Introduction

The American Camp Association (ACA) has asked us to address issues associated with camp staff off duty use of camp premises, facilities and equipment. Several ACA Camp Crisis Hotline calls prompted interest in addressing this topic–including the following: