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.

Health Forms & Records for Campers & Staff

ACA has many resources available to help in the operation of your camp, including ready-to-use forms and sample policies and procedures. ACA forms are reviewed by medical professionals and legal counsel, and are updated regularly to be sure they meet current regulations. Note: All ACA forms are copyrighted. It is illegal to photocopy them without permission.

Forms are free to ACA members and require member login to view and download. Photocopying is allowed for member use only.

Preprinted forms may be purchased in quantity from the ACA Bookstore. Available to both members and nonmembers. 

Forms Include

  • Camper Health History Form 1
  • Camper Healthcare Recommendations by Licensed Medical Personnel Form 2
  • Accident/Incident Report Form
  • Camp Health Record Card
  • Camp Health Record Form
  • Camp Staff Application
  • Checklist of Possible Indicators of Abuse
  • Exemption from Immunization Requirements 
  • Health and Emergency Information for Adult Campers (this form is not appropriate for cognitively delayed adults) 
  • Health History Form for Camp Employee 
  • Health History Form for Short-term Campers (three nights or less) 
  • Medical Recommendation for Camp Employees
  • Request for Additional Information about Your Child’s Asthma 
  • Health History and Examination Form - Older Version of Form 1 in Spanish

Other Resources

2020 Food Allergy Alert: FDA Temporarily Decreases Food Labeling Requirements During Pandemic

In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was declared a US national emergency, demanding new state regulations throughout the country, an array of CDC and WHO cautions and guidelines, and procedural changes around the most prevalent methods of disease spread and people groups with more propensity to be affected.

Michigan Camp Community Connection Zoom Meeting

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 16, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-itqDwiEtVIH4Btz32E9j8w9KQWOEdl

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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:

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.

Handwashing: Make It Really Effective

Handwashing remains one of our most effective protective behaviors against communicable disease. While handwashing doesn’t guarantee protection and safety, a person can certainly reduce risk of exposure. That protection, however, is directly tied to how well a person washes their hands. Here are tips to make your handwashing as protective as possible.

Keeping Camps on Campus Healthy: Best Practices and Suggestions to Minimize Illness and Outbreaks at Camp Register Now!

Description:  
Each year camps across the country are faced with the challenge of keeping campers and staff healthy while living and working in close quarters. Come learn from medical experts and longtime camp staff to help you put best practices in place to help keep your campers and staff healthy and participating in camp activities

Learner Outcomes:
By the end of the webinar, participants will

How to Manage Camp Staff Fatigue

Fatigue at camp is like inclement weather at camp. You’re going to have it at some point, but if you spot it before it happens, you can take steps to be prepared for it and reduce the impact it has on your staff and program.

Trauma Informed Care at Camp

DESCRIPTION:  In ACA’s 2017 Emerging Issues Report, the top issue facing camps is campers’ Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (Browne, Bialeschki & Wilson, 2017). Considering national statistics of childhood adversity, this is no surprise. The Center for Disease Control reports that 64% of individuals experience one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) before reaching 18 (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). When ACA reaches their goal of serving 20 million campers in 2020, they’ll be providing care for 12.8 million campers impacted by trauma.

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