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

The Special Needs (Medical and Disability Camps) Kindred Conference

The Special Needs (Medical and Disability Camps) Kindred 
Tuesday, January 26 – Thursday, January 28

1:00pm-4:00pm daily Eastern Standard Time

COVID-19 Heart of the South and Midwest Forum

Join an online forum with other camp professionals to discuss questions being faced in this unprecedented global situation of COVID- 19.  This is an opportunity to talk it out.  

The purpose is to help camps identify potential questions, share resources to guide decisions, and share information from government agencies in four major areas  

  • staffing and camper recruitment 

  • interaction with government agencies 

COVID-19 Rocky Mountain & Southwest Forum

Join an online forum with other camp professionals to discuss questions being faced in this unprecedented global situation of COVID- 19.  This is an opportunity to talk it out.  

The purpose is to help camps identify potential questions, share resources to guide decisions, and share information from government agencies in four major areas  

  • staffing and camper recruitment 

  • interaction with government agencies 

COVID-19 Northland, Wisconsin, Great Rivers, and St. Louis Forum

Join an online forum with other camp professionals to discuss questions being faced in this unprecedented global situation of COVID- 19.  This is an opportunity to talk it out.  

The purpose is to help camps identify potential questions, share resources to guide decisions, and share information from government agencies in four major areas  

  • staffing and camper recruitment 

  • interaction with government agencies 

Michigan Camp Community Connection Zoom Meeting

We're getting together one last time before 2021. Join fellow camp friends for conversation about last summer, summer 2021, and other topics of concern. 

Developing Your Communicable Disease Plan – Workshop

During the session we will outline nonpharmacologic interventions, supplies and resources, managing an outbreak, and communication and debriefing.

Central Region Town Hall Meeting- Sharing Success Stories from Camps in 2020

How to run camp in a Pandemic! Here's what we learned.

Bubbles, PPE, Cohorts, Quarantine, and NPI's are some of the terms that  camps become all too familiar with this past summer. Join ACA and panelists from the central region discuss their experiences of running camp this summer. Conversations will include what worked and what they will do differently for 2021. 

Whether you ran camp this past summer or anticipate running in summer 2021, this town hall will be beneficial for all. 

COVID-19 Northeastern Forum

Join an online forum with other camp professionals to discuss questions being faced in this unprecedented global situation of COVID- 19.  This is an opportunity to talk it out.  

The purpose is to help camps identify potential questions, share resources to guide decisions, and share information from government agencies in four major areas  

  • staffing and camper recruitment 

  • interaction with government agencies 

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