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.

Field Guide for Camps

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. 

Online Learning & Events — COVID-19

ACA continues to add online learning opportunities and events related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Camp Business Resources — COVID-19

Federal disaster relief loans, Facebook grants, insurance information, supply resources, and more.

Webinar - Business and Financial Strategies in the Age of COVID-19: For Nonprofit Camps

October 7, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EasternTime

Description:

COVID-19 has had an intense impact on the financial health of the vast majority of camps. Financing camp operations successfully through the foreseeable future requires dexterity, tenacity, and strong relationships with funders, financial institutions, suppliers, and families.  Our panel of experts will address financial strategies, employment issues, and business considerations specific to for profit camps in these uncertain times.  

Webinar - Business and Financial Strategies in the Age of COVID-19: For-Profit Camps

October 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EasternTime

Description:

COVID-19 has had an intense impact on the financial health of the vast majority of camps. Financing camp operations successfully through the foreseeable future requires dexterity, tenacity, and strong relationships with financial institutions, suppliers, and families. Our panel of experts will address financial strategies, employment issues, and business considerations specific to for-profit camps in these uncertain times.  

Compromise Can Turn Crisis into Value

Many camps did not operate this past summer because of COVID-19.

There were serious consequences for all as a result. Children lost the opportunity for summer fun and engagement; parents lost the opportunity for a break — a break so badly needed after months in quarantine and isolation. Camps lost the opportunity to bring in revenue, resulting in catastrophic financial impacts.

Can Your Camp Fill the Education Gap in Your Community?

What should you consider before making a determination that your camp should offer community educational support?

Summer Camps Successfully Prevented and Mitigated COVID-19 Transmission, Says New CDC Study

Results Demonstrate Successful Operation of Overnight Summer Camps with Use of Layered, Evidence-Based Strategies

 

Martinsville, IN — August 26, 2020 Today the American Camp Association (ACA) celebrates the release of a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that identifies how four overnight summer camps in Maine were able to operate safely and successfully without the spread of COVID-19 this summer.

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