Health & Wellness
COVID-19 – Resource Center for Camps
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 14:59
The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at camp, and camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases. With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, camps are reviewing and updating health-related plans and procedures.
Mental Health Resources — Tips for Camps
Top Tips for Camps Establish a mental health support network. Build relationships with community mental health resources prior to your camp season. Have professionals in place that...
Health Forms & Records for Campers & Staff
Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:36
ACA has many resources available to help in the operation of your camp, including ready-to-use forms and sample policies and procedures.
Camp Crisis Hotline
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:59
The Hotline serves as a resource for camps in crisis and provides callers the opportunity to talk through their crisis with a trained third-party.
Communicable Diseases and Infestations - Tips for Camps
Mon, 08/22/2022 - 20:53
Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations. The potential for the spread of...
Resources for Camps about Public Violence
Fri, 07/15/2022 - 08:34
ACA has compiled a list of resources for camps to help deal with crisis response and dealing with public violence.
Can We Do Even Better When It Comes to Mental Health?
Running a camp is one of the world’s most awesome responsibilities. Awesome, because what’s a cooler job than running a camp? Also awesome because the responsibility is so big that...
CDC Releases Updated COVID Guidance for Day and Overnight Camps
Sat, 05/28/2022 - 07:54
ACA encourages all camp operators to review this updated guidance and make any necessary adjustments to their COVID protocols for this summer to protect the health of campers and staff and ensure the least amount of program disruptions or cancellations.
Dos and Don’ts for Universities and Colleges Hosting Youth Summer Camps
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 14:43
This article discusses how to proactively prevent injuries while hosting camp programs and how to respond to injuries if someone does get hurt despite all precautions.
Mental Health at Camp for Frontline Staff
Wed, 05/04/2022 - 12:15
Mental Health at Camp for Frontline Staff Course will prepare frontline staff to support campers and themselves around Mental Health and Well-Being at Camp. It is a 90+ minute self...