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The June 22, 2016 report of the death of a teenager due to Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, has brought renewed light to this rare infection. If your camp utilizes freshwater (such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds) for recreation, understand the risks, and check out these updated resources.
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It's Bed Bug Awareness Week. Check out our resources for camps updated for 2016.
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"Camp gets us out of our normal routine so we are naturally more curious about the people and things around us. Many of our camps offer a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with nature because we are in natural settings."
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"To become that memorable caregiver has one fundamental prerequisite: taking care of yourself. If you are not well, you are no good to your kids. But how hard could a camp job be?"

Read Dr. Christopher Thurber's latest article in Camping Magazine about staff mental health. #summercamp #campcounselors
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The ACA National Board is pleased to announce that Tom Rosenberg has been appointed the new CEO. Tom Rosenberg has a distinguished career in the camp profession and a long resume of service to ACA. His official start will be October 4. 
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"Welcome to camp! Whether you are a resident or day camp counselor this summer, you will soon find yourself working with a variety of camper groups." #summercamp #campcounselors
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In this guest blog post, Dr. Tracey C. Gaslin explains how camp can help children and teens overcome personal stresses and learn to serve others as well as themselves. #summercamp
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This article from Camping Magazine contributor Stephen Wallace focuses on the play and free play "movements" and explores the proven effective outcomes of a #summercamp experience.
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"For campers and counselors emerging from academia, camp may serve as a refuge from stress and anxiety, offering a chance to slow down and unplug. A much needed antidote to an ever-faster, technology-obsessed world."
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In this guest blog post, father/son camp directors Bob and Rob Wipfler of +Kingswood Camp for Boys explain to parent's the benefit of a solo camp experience.
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Bob Ditter shares tips and tricks for avoiding stressful situations in this article from the May/June issue of Camping Magazine. Avoiding the "point of struggle" will help make the summer better for both campers and counselors! #summercamp #campcounselors
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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.