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.

All Secrets Are Sus – Abuse Prevention Strategies for Summer

This session will give you and your camp admin team a roadmap and a toolkit for navigating abuse prevention this summer. 

Camp Preparedness 2021: Discussing the Essentials for Covid19, Response Operations, and Emergency Planning for this Summer

Last year was a rough one. Things have improved but we still need to be ready for the curveballs this summer might throw at us. This session will answer your questions about how to prepare for and respond to COVID at your camp, how to adjust your operations and programming, and provide templates related to emergency planning at camps.

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New Director Orientation – Blended/Facilitated Cohort B

All sessions begin at 4:00pm Eastern/3:00pm Central/2:00pm Mountain/1:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

New Director Orientation – Blended/Facilitated Cohort C

All sessions begin at 8:00pm Eastern/7:00pm Central/6:00pm Mountain/5:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

New Director Orientation (NDO) Blended/Facilitated - Cohort A

All sessions begin at 7:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Central/5:00pm Mountain/4:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

New Director Orientation (NDO) Online Course - Asynchronous

ACA’ New Director Orientation (NDO) is designed to give you a solid foundation in the competencies and responsibilities necessary to your work as a camp director.  The course has been arranged so you can work at your pace and with the freedom to explore the sections in the order you choose.

This course covers five critical areas to help directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders. The core areas covered include:

Virtual Camp, Real Risk: Legal and Risk Management Considerations for Online Programs

Does your camp offer year-round online activities to keep campers engaged? Are you going to run virtual programs this summer? As many camps take their programs online, their insurance policies, camper contracts, and risk management processes are still based on in-person camp.

Reimagining Aquatics in Camp During Changing Times

With so many camps either not opening, or providing modified programs, the camp community has the opportunity to reimagine how their waterfront or pool can be utilized this summer, beyond traditional camp programs. From programs that are operating, we will share a few best practices that are working with respect to teaching swim lessons and guarding our aquatics spaces. For programs not operating their traditional program – what CAN your camp do instead? Is your camp pivoting to family camp? Is there an opportunity to provide boating instruction or recreation for the local community?

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