Lessons Learned from Another Year of the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline - 2018

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 in 2018. Learn from the experiences of other camps in crisis situations.

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.

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.

Staff Training and Preparation – Updated

Staff are the front line in advancing the mission of the camp, protecting the camp, and, most importantly, protecting the campers from harm.

Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Are Just Mean

So you are working at a children's camp this summer. Your role as a counselor is perhaps the most important role at camp. Not only are you there to ensure the kids have a great time, but also to keep them safe.

What does "keep safe" mean? It means to protect from danger, care for their well-being. You already know the obvious safety risks posed by swimming, boating, transportation, and food/water contamination.

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