The CampLine

The CampLine is ACA's newsletter, providing camp-specific knowledge on legal, legislative, and risk management issues. The CampLine is published 3 times a year covering topics such as:

Avoiding Staff Surprises

This year, the American Camp Association (ACA) has seen a significant increase in requests for information from camp directors about seasonal employment issues. More specifically, staff members and camp managers have asked for clarifications about seasonal employees, employment laws, and resident camps because of misunderstandings about working in a 24/7 environment.

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 more difficult. ACA has reviewed interpretations provided by legal counsel from some of the staff placement organizations. We have also reviewed information provided by APCO, ACA’s legislative monitoring service. All sources were in contact with IRS officials and highly placed officials involved in Immigration.