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.

Indiana Camp Community Connection

Indiana Camp Community Connection


Summer is coming to an end.  What's next? 


We want to give Indiana camps the opportunity to connect, learn, and share with others regarding their plans for the rest of the year.  Topics of discussion could include:

What are your camp's plans for this fall

Michigan Camp Community Connection Zoom Meeting

You are invited to a Michigan Camp Community Connection Zoom meeting on August 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


We will be discussing where camps are presently, what fall plans are looking like, and any other topics that are important to you.

Camp Research in the Age of COVID-19

Research is a big thing right now.  Of course it is — people seek certainty when things are uncertain, as they certainly are amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Research brings certainty, right?

Camps May Be Eligible for Expanded Main Street Loan Program

Effective July 17, 2020, the Federal Reserve has expanded its Main Street Lending Program to include nonprofits with at least 10 employees, opening another potential avenue for camps that meet this and other requirements to receive financial assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. The original proposal required a minimum of 50 employees. As a direct result of ACA’s advocacy on the issue, this threshold was lowered to 10, making this potential relief vehicle accessible to many more camps in the country.

Managing Camp in Regions with High Community Infections

This is an opportunity for camp professionals to connect with experts at Environmental Health & Engineering regarding considerations for operating camp in areas experiencing high, community infection rates. Safety protocols will be reviewed and camp professionals should bring their questions.

This webinar is only open to camp professionals. At the time of registration you must include your organization and job title for your registration to be approved. 

Presenter Bios

Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP

Camp Operations Guide Summer 2020

The American Camp Association (ACA) and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) are engaged together to provide educational resources to both day and overnight camps, state and local health departments, and parents/guardians and campers. The educational resources are being developed by an independent expert panel being coordinated by Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.

Webinar - Public Playspaces: Guide to Open Safely and Equitably

The Outdoor Alliance for Kids (OAK) is co-hosting, along with steering committee member NRPA and Kaboom, a webinar with the CDC on guidance for reopening public playspaces.