Economic Injury Disaster Loan Limit Raised to $2 Million

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has retooled the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to better serve and support businesses still reeling from the pandemic. 

Designating Camp Staff as Essential Workers

ACA has been advocating for camps and other youth-serving organizations at the federal and state level with an urgency and focus at an unprecedented level — matching the unimaginable challenges camps and camp professionals are facing today. One of our most important advocacy initiatives right now is to have camp staff certified as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers,” allowing staff to be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccination within the Education sector.

ACA Visits the White House to Talk About Outdoor Opportunities for Youth

On Thursday, November 17, the American Camp Association (ACA) was honored to participate in a White House meeting on opportunities for youth to experience the outdoors in collaboration with the Outdoors Alliance for Kids.

Governmental Agencies Related to Employment

IRS Employment Tax Forms

Forms from the Internal Revenue Service.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC is responsible for enforcement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Public Lands Use - Resources for Camps

Use of public lands and waters is essential for many camp programs.  It is estimated that at least 9 percent of all camps use public lands and waters for at least a portion of their program. ACA partners with government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels to achieve our common goal of increasing access to public lands for young people and of helping to inspire an environmental ethic among campers and staff.

Pool and Spa Safety - Federal Laws Applicable to Camps

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB) promotes the safe use of pools, spas and hot tubs. The act imposes mandatory federal requirements for suction entrapment avoidance, and it establishes a voluntary grant program for states with laws that meet certain minimum requirements as outlined in the Act. The VGB is being administered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).