Case Studies from the 2016 Crisis Hotline Annual Review

Each year, the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline Team identifies several case studies for a more in-depth look. These cases serve as examples for other camps to use in staff training and the development of their own risk management plans. Our hope is that by understanding the actual crisis events encountered by other camps, your camp can learn and prepare for the future.

ACA Camp Crisis Hotline Annual Review 2016

Since 1985, the American Camp Association® (ACA) has provided crisis support to camps through the confidential ACA Camp Crisis Hotline. This service is available 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year. Camps contact the Hotline to receive support, discuss options, or talk to an objective third party.

End-of-Summer Check-Up

Just as one has an annual check-up with a personal physician, so too would our camps benefit from an end-of-summer review of their health status. Granted, the last two or three weeks of a summer season can be busy, but that busyness is less frantic when one can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. In anticipation of summer’s end, we start enjoying the laid-back moments tucked into those final weeks.

It Can Happen to You: 10 Things You Can Do to Tighten Security at Your Camp

With 3 sites, 14 individual day camps, 500+ acres and more than 5000 campers and staff on our grounds each day, the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds has spent the last 5 years focusing on its unique security challenges. In doing so, HKC has become a leader in camp security. At this session, hearing from the perspective of a camp professional as he talks about the improvements HKC has made in securing the grounds and what they’ve able to do with a limited budget, you will walk away with at least 10 new implementable ideas for ways you can improve security at your camp.

Case Studies from the 2015 Crisis Hotline Annual Review

Each year, the Camp Crisis Hotline Team identifies a select number of case studies for a more in-depth look, and to serve as examples for other camps to use in staff training and the development of their own risk management plans. It is our hope that by understanding the real crisis situations of other camps, your camp can learn and anticipate for the future.

ACA Camp Crisis Hotline Annual Review 2015

The American Camp Association (ACA) just completed our thirtieth year offering confidential crisis support to camps through the Camp Crisis Hotline! Since 1985, ACA has been providing resources, support, and a calm third-party perspective whenever camps need someone to talk to in a crisis. Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, camps consistently tell us that the Hotline is one of the most valuable ACA services.

Computer Network Security — Evolving Risks

According to some experts, 2012 could be the worst year ever for computer network security breaches. In 2011, major companies were victims of massive computer network security breaches. If you listen to the news surrounding this issue, the impression you might get is that only big, publicly owned companies like SONY and Citibank are being affected.

Crisis Communications Toolkit

Unfortunately, a crisis can occur at anytime and can affect any camp at any location. It is for that reason that you should prepare for a crisis before it happens.

The Crisis Communications Handbook Templates and Sample Forms and Letters

Take control of a crisis at your camp with a proven communications system.

Take Control: Be prepared for nearly any camp crisis with a strong, comprehensive communications system that keeps everyone—parents, staff, campers, the public, and the media—well informed and calm.

Use this Web site in conjunction with the book to support your communication efforts before, during, and after a crisis.

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