Risk Management

Establish and maintain an environment in which risk assessment and management practices are implemented.

Competency Aspiration

Establish and maintain proactive risk management practices that address safety within the camp experience and environment for staff and participants.

Developmental Relationships and Igniting Sparks:Creating Connections That Help Youth Thrive

Creating connections that help youth thrive! Learn how to motivate young people in your school, organization, or community by tapping into their "sparks" (those activities that truly engage kids to be their best). Discover the central role of sparks in engaging youth to learn, contribute, and grow. Explore how to engage young people in identifying, cultivating, and expressing their sparks, and develop strategies for intentionally engaging young people in conversations and actions that are rooted in their passions and interests.

Team Work: An Open Letter to Camp Staff


This letter is addressed to all camp staff / team members whether this summer is your first or your 20th, whether you have primary responsibility for supervising campers, are an activity specialist, or work in the kitchen.

ACA, Chesapeake Winter Training Event

ACA, Chesapeake will host the Winter Training Event on February 24, 2016. Featuring breakout sessions tailored toward your specific professional development needs, the event will provide you with ideas that you can implement at your camp for the 2016 summer season. The Chesapeake Winter Training Event is held at beautiful YMCA Camp Letts.