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

Medical and Disability Camp Kindred Zoom Call

We would like to invite you to join a 1 hour video call on April 14h at 3:00PM EST. During this call, we will discuss our camp plans for the summer of 2021, how they made this decision, and the planning that is going into their programming. We will also use this time together to answer any other questions you have for the group so please bring any questions you have for others in the medical and disability camping community. On this call, we will also be announcing some new plans for the Medical and Disability Kindred and the leadership committee!

 

Michigan Camp Community Connection Zoom Meeting

Join us for our April  Michigan Camp Community Meeting 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Apr 21, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://acacamps.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lfu6hrjwiG9AL9bvlmlMuHqoS3L...

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

Indiana Camp Community Connection Virtual Meeting

ACA Indiana is proud to welcome Indiana Deputy Health Commissioner and State Epidemiologist Pam Pontones to our next Camp Community Connection Virtual Meeting.  Pam will share updates from the department and answer your burning questions.  Please join us Wednesday, March 17 from 1-2 Eastern for this educational session to learn more about how we can safely run camp this summer. There will be time after her presentation for questions and discussion of other topics that may interest you. 

Self-Care During Turbulent Times

Now more than ever, self-care is essential. But, if you struggled with self-care under “normal” circumstances, you might really be wondering how to start now. Camp professionals are traditionally giving, selfless, problem-solvers. Untended though, these same qualities can lead to burnout. Learn the purpose of self-care, shifting your mindset, and practical tips to apply right now to lay the foundation for future habits.

Watch the Webinar

It's Not Fair! - Things Kids Are Dealing With in a COVID-19 Camp World

Following several months of decreased interpersonal opportunities and increasing anxiety, we should expect many of our campers to struggle upon "reentry." Whether they are able to express it verbally or they show it through behavior, campers will be looking to staff for extra reassurance, support and social scaffolding as they re-learn peer interaction skills, explore new group dynamics, and adjust to changes in structure, safety measures and summer camp as they have known it.

Coronavirus Considerations for Camp: The Conversation Continues

This webinar will expand on topics from the original Coronavirus Considerations for Camp webinar in March.  We will address potential changes camps will need to make this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide tools and resources to help camps mitigate risk and prepare for a communicable disease outbreak.

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