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End-of-summer check-up - what might you consider when evaluating camp health? #summercamp
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The world needs camp people, according to ACA Director of Research Deb Bialeschki. In this article, she shares the many benefits that these camp people bring to not only their camp communities, but the world as a whole. #summercamp
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Tough situations are a given for any camp professional. In this advice column, clinical social worker Bob Ditter offers advice on how camp staff and administration can handle even the most delicate issues at #summercamp.
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More states now allow camps to obtain undesignated prescription epinephrine auto-injectors in their health centers for emergencies. Find out what your state allows and apply for grants to cover the high cost of this life-saving drug.
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Read about the 2016 Eleanor Eells Award winners. #summercamp
Each year, ACA's Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence recognizes camps that epitomize the award's namesake by developing exemplary programming that effectively and creatively responds to the needs of people and society through the camp experience. We celebrate the 2016 winners.
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What's the difference between research and evaluation? Which method is right for your camp?
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Ramblings of a Grumpy, Old Camp Cook

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A transitional object helps a camper to bring their confident, independent "camp self" home with them after the summer ends. In this article, Anne Henningfield MA, CTRS and Dayana Kupisk, MS, explain the importance of creating these objects at #summercamp.
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As wildfires rage in the west and northwest, camps are finding themselves in the path of the fires. A number of camps have already had to evacuate. Prepare for evacuation with our updated resources.
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"China has the beginnings of a camp movement, and the Chinese are looking to American camp professionals to help them." Read Dr. Michael Thompson's article in the latest issue of Camping Magazine.
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#Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. An outbreak last week shut down a summer camp in Canada. Is your camp vigilant about protecting from food- and water-borne illnesses? Review your practices with these great tips. #summercamp
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The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Just as our membership is diverse and our programs distinct, so are the children who come to us to participate in the camp experience. Through what we teach, the opportunities we offer, and the example we set, children become part of a sharing community.