Year-Round Education of Children and Youth

American Camp Association Position and Resources

Education Reform in America

Interested in knowing more about the issues and participating in the dialogue about education reform?

Fair Labor Standards Act - Applicability to Camps

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Radon Contamination - Regulations Applicable to Camps

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and an important national public health issue.  If your camp has buildings, you should be familiar with the issues related to radon.

Food Allergies May Constitute a Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In an historic judgement on December 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement with Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., to ensure that students with celiac disease and other food allergies can fully and equally enjoy the university’s meal plan and food services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).       

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Applicability to Camps

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services.

New Rules for Lead-based Paint Abatement - Applicability to Camps

NEW RULE IN EFFECT APRIL 22, 2010 - It is important to recognize that this is a new regulation which, like every new rule, is subject to different interpretations by different people.  This information is no substitute for a site-specific evaluation and regional interpretation by professionals like an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified renovator, your engineer, and your attorney.  Under the authority of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EPA has issued a final ruling that took effect April 22, 2010, regarding lead-based paint hazards created

Pool and Spa Safety - Federal Laws Applicable to Camps

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB) promotes the safe use of pools, spas and hot tubs. The act imposes mandatory federal requirements for suction entrapment avoidance, and it establishes a voluntary grant program for states with laws that meet certain minimum requirements as outlined in the Act. The VGB is being administered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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