Stay Sun Safe This Summer
Sunshine is synonymous with camp. It can be healthy, and it can lift your spirits — but the sun can also be dangerous. Sunlight produces ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can lead to...
The Rule of Three in the Virtual World: Keeping Safe from All Angles
Fri, 04/21/2023 - 11:22
Jamal Stroud, PhD, offers tips on how to keep kids safe online.
Safety at Camp in 2022: What We Saw in the Field
Mon, 01/23/2023 - 14:08
This post outlines top camp safety concerns played out during summer 2022.
Wed, 12/21/2022 - 21:12
According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the incidence of violent crimes committed against and by children and youth continues to rise in America. This alarming data has youth-serving organizations on full alert and continually reviewing and increasing their security measures.
Emergency Services and Your Camp: Cultivating the Relationship
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 11:00
"If you're a Sheriff's Deputy working out in rural areas, what opportunities do you have to take a bathroom break? Where can you warm up your lunch? Or grab a cup of coffee?" Back...
Resources for Camps about Public Violence
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 08:34
ACA has compiled a list of resources for camps to help deal with crisis response and dealing with public violence.
Prioritizing Camp Safety Training in 2021: What's Changed, and How Can We Adapt?
Mon, 04/26/2021 - 11:26
It goes without saying that safety training is always an important priority at camp. Whether it's abuse prevention, aquatic, or transportation safety, or how to supervise...
Managing Camp in Regions with High Community Infections
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 17:44
This is an opportunity for camp professionals to connect with experts at Environmental Health & Engineering regarding considerations for operating camp in areas experiencing high...
Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Summer 2021 — Key Lessons and Takeaways Related to COVID-19
Like many of you, I spent last summer monitoring social media for information about how the camps in my home state of Missouri were handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the social...
Armed and Dangerous: Fugitive Situations Near Camp
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, the West Virginia 4-H camp program experienced multiple incidents where camps were locked down due to armed suspects in the area. In one incident...