COVID-19 – Resource Center for Camps

With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, now is an excellent time for summer camps to review and update health-related plans and procedures and communicate with your camp families and staff members.

Camp Community Connection - Texoma

Unpack thje summer!

 

Connect with other camp staff! Come be part of your camp community in your area. Share ideas thoughts and brainstorm hot topics. A perfect opportunity to expand your network and gain knowledge.

Camp Community Connection - St. Louis

Unpack the summer!

Connect with other camp staff! Come be part of your camp community in your area. Share ideas thoughts and brainstorm hot topics. A perfect opportunity to expand your network and gain knowledge. 

Camp Community Connection - Northland

Unpack the summer!

Connect with other camp staff! Come be part of your camp community in your area. Share ideas thoughts and brainstorm hot topics. A perfect opportunity to expand your network and gain knowledge. 

Camp Community Connection - Great Rivers

Unpack the summer!

Connect with other camp staff! Come be part of your camp community in your area. Share ideas thoughts and brainstorm hot topics. A perfect opportunity to expand your network and gain knowledge. 

Camp Community Connection - Indiana

Unpack the summer!

Connect with other camp staff! Come be part of your camp community in your area. Share ideas thoughts and brainstorm hot topics. A perfect opportunity to expand your network and gain knowledge. These free re-occurring meetings will be here as support for you as we move through the year. Register for one and you are signed up for all.

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Nice Save - A Place to Share

It’s free play, the 30 to 45 minutes of magical time at camp when nothing and everything happens. I walk from the dining room to the main campus after dinner and stop to watch five 9- and 10-year-old campers play a soccer game of their own invention on a 75-foot-long patch of lawn behind their cabins. The goal is one side of a 10x10-foot storage shed. The field is triangular, 30 feet wide in front of the goal and then tapering off to a width of 15 feet.

Excellence in Research in Practice

In 2015, ACA, with the help of the Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CARE), created the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Excellence in Research in Practice. This award is designed to honor camp programs that:

Assessing Summer Health Outcomes

How did it go? After 2020's "different" summer, we stepped into 2021 with hope. More camps opened, some staff were COVID-19 immunized, and protective behaviors — such as masks, physical distancing, handwashing, and cohorting — changed some camp practices. Those changes also provided assurance that a COVID outbreak at camp would be minimized, if not eliminated. In addition, camp professionals became more attentive to camper and staff mental, emotional, social health (MESH) needs as we navigated being together again.

ACA, CDC and ACN Town Hall for Camps and Out of School Time Professionals (June 24, 2021)

Town Hall Recording (June 24)

Town Hall Handouts (June 24)

This Town Hall is brought to you by the American Camp Association (ACA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN).

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