COVID-19 – Resource Center for Camps
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 14:59
The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at camp, and camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases. With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, camps are reviewing and updating health-related plans and procedures.
Summer Camp as a Therapeutic Tool for Reducing Anxiety in Youth
This study provides the first preliminary evidence that overnight summer camps—including those with and without specific treatments for anxiety, and youth with and without diagnosed behavioral and emotional concerns—are associated with a reduction in self-reported anxiety.
CDC Releases Updated COVID Guidance for Day and Overnight Camps
Sat, 05/28/2022 - 07:54
ACA encourages all camp operators to review this updated guidance and make any necessary adjustments to their COVID protocols for this summer to protect the health of campers and staff and ensure the least amount of program disruptions or cancellations.
Field Guide for Camps
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 15:26
This field guide is designed to provide camp directors and staff with a practical guide and tool kit to implement specific recommendations provided by the CDC in relation to risk reduction at camps.
The View from Here: Navigating COVID-19 at Camp This Summer
Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:36
This blog from Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP, covers important concepts for camp directors to understand when it comes to operating this summer.
ACA and CDC Town Hall for Camps and Out of School Time Professionals (May 11, 2022)
Wed, 05/11/2022 - 20:56
We welcome camp directors and out-of-school time professionals to attend a free 75-min Town...
COVID-19 Tests — Apply for Free Tests for Summer 2022
Mon, 04/25/2022 - 15:53
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state, local, and territorial health departments to allocate five million rapid, point-of-care, and over-the-counter tests per month to schools and camps serving students aged K–12 (up to 1.25 million tests per week).
Health and Wellness Resources — COVID-19
Summer Camp Guidance Field Guide for Camps Field Guide Videos for Summer 2021 CDC Guidance and Resources CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents On August 22, CDC...
ACA and CDC Town Hall (March 29, 2022)
Tue, 03/29/2022 - 18:28
We welcome camp directors and out-of-school time professionals to attend a free 75-min Town Hall style webinar to ask questions about the...
PPE and COVID-19 Test Kit Vendors for Camps
ACA's Buyer's Guide has a list of business affiliates that can help camps with their medical supplies this summer, including testing kits and PPE supplies. The American Camping...