Town Hall Meeting, Hosted by ACA and Y-USA (May 20, 2020)

Watch expert panelists working on behalf of the camp community from Environmental Health and Engineering (EH&E), facilitated by David Shore. During the virtual Town Hall Meeting, participants will learn about the guidebook camps can utilize for summer 2020. In addition to day camp, overnight camp considerations will be discussed. David and expert panelists will provide insights on how to rapidly foster communication with local and state departments of health on topics such as camps and staff participating from other qualified local and regional areas.

Late Summer Camp Season 2020 – Lessons Learned at Camp and Q&A

During the Q&A we will explore how summer 2020 learning lessons will inform fall programs and begin to shape summer 2021. We’ll also appeal to camp directors to participate in the post-summer surveys from ACA for a better/balanced view of the camp experience with COVID-19. Their participation is key for a more balanced view of the camp experience beyond the media accounts of the camps with outbreaks.

This webinar is only open to camp professionals. At the time of registration, you must include your organization and job title for your registration to be approved. 

Michigan Camp Community Connection Zoom Meeting

Join fellow camp professionals to discuss current topics of interest. 

Town Hall Meeting - January 27, 2021

ACA shared recent developments on COVID-19 planning for camps.  Key takeaways from ACA’s recent COVID-19-related research studies were shared. Additionally, key updates to the Environmental Health & Engineering authored Field Guide for Camps were introduced as well as current news on medical testing options and vaccine access expectations.

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

Southeastern Virtual Camp Roundtable

Join our ACA, Southeastern leadership, and a panel of experienced virtual presenters, instructors, and thinkers. Bring your questions on technology, virtual risk management, staff training, and programming. Together, we will navigate the virtual challenges facing camps today.  



Closer Look: Healthcare at Camp

Welcome to the Closer Look Video Series. This recorded on-demand video is one of many that is part of a large library of accreditation related resources offered through ACA called the ACA Accreditation Academy - your one stop shop for learning and growing from the accreditation experience. ​

Coronavirus Considerations for Camp

This webinar will outline considerations for camps as they address potential changes related to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.  We will discussion implications for camps and provide tools and resources to help prepare camps to address communicable disease outbreaks.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants will identify two methods to address prevention of communicable disease transmissions.
  2. Participants will identify tools to communicate with parents during uncertain times.


COVID-19: Decision-Making Amid Uncertainty

It’s a pandemic. No one knows enough.
They say it may last 12–18 months. Maybe longer.
Information changes day-to-day. Sometimes more frequently.
There’s a pediatric complication that wasn’t anticipated.
COVID-19 changed camp plans — but will the change last forever?
Our economic viability is threatened.
. . . I just want to know what I should do.

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.