Camp Crisis Hotline

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.

Risk Management

Establish and maintain an environment in which risk assessment and management practices are implemented.

Competency Aspiration

Establish and maintain proactive risk management practices that address safety within the camp experience and environment for staff and participants.

Lessons Learned from another Year of the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline - 2019

The ACA Hotline is a year-round, twenty-four-hour-a-day service provided to any ACA camp or member who needs help in a crisis.  Each year, ACA analyzes the hotline issues and provides case studies and resources to assist in crisis management, staff training, and preparation for the unexpected, providing valuable lessons every camp can learn.  This webinar explores situations from the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline that arose over the past year.  Learn from the experiences of other camps in crisis situations and have the opportunity to discuss situations with the ACA Hotline team.

Crisis Hotline Handout 2019

Handout for presentation on Lessons Learned from ACA's Crisis Hotline.

Associate Visitor Course - ACA National Conference

Audience: This workshop is designed for ACA members who wish to volunteer as accreditation visitors.

Workshop Objectives: Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a visitor, including legal implications of visitor actions; develop information-gathering skills; and use resources available to make consistent compliance decisions. Participants will also understand the educational value of accreditation and become positive representatives and advocates for ACA.

Wildfires - Preparing Camps and Programs that Operate in Wilderness Areas

Wildfire season seems to last 12 months a year now. Preparing for wildfires through fuel mitigation is a great start, but preparation requires much more: connecting with local emergency services, updating information with insurance providers, going over emergency plans and practicing drills and many more critical considerations.  The American Camp Association provides resources for developing wildfire preparation, response and recovery plans.

NOLS Risk Management Training - Spokane, Washington - November 11-12, 2019

WHY RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING?

You can step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to your participants, staff, and organization. Risk management planning is critical for anyone taking people into remote environments.

In the two-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you will build a prioritized action plan to improve your organization's risk management practices. You will identify strengths and areas for growth and learn a framework for designing risk management systems that meet the unique needs of your camp program.

NOLS Risk Management Training - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Oct. 29-30, 2019

WHY RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING?

You can step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to your participants, staff, and organization. Risk management planning is critical for anyone taking people into remote environments.

In the two-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you will build a prioritized action plan to improve your organization's risk management practices. You will identify strengths and areas for growth and learn a framework for designing risk management systems that meet the unique needs of your camp program.

NOLS Risk Management Training - Golden, Colorado - Sept. 10-11, 2019

WHY RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING?

You can step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to your participants, staff, and organization. Risk management planning is critical for anyone taking people into remote environments.

In the two-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you will build a prioritized action plan to improve your organization's risk management practices. You will identify strengths and areas for growth and learn a framework for designing risk management systems that meet the unique needs of your camp program.

Camp Insurance Trends: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

For about 20 years, the American Camp Association Insurance Committee has hosted a roundtable discussion with many of the camp industry insurers and insurance brokers attending the ACA National Conference. While the 2019 roundtable brought some new things for consideration to the table, we also saw the recurrence of many of the same type of trends discussed previously.

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