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Being prepared for risks a camp may face during the summer is an important component of a good risk management strategy. Join us on February 24 for this online workshop on responding as a camp professional. #summercamp   #riskmanagement  
ACA Members $35, Non-members $70. Being prepared for risks a camp may face during the summer is an important component of a good risk management strategy. Understanding historical trends and emerging issues can help with the preparation process. This workshop will analyze some of the historical ...
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For over 115 years, the organized camp experience has been serving individuals with special needs. #summercamp  
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The ACA Youth Outcomes Battery analysis tool is now available ONLINE! You now have the ability to measure the impact of your program on youth ages 10 to 17 related to eleven different developmental outcomes. #summercamp   #youthdevelopment  
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Last month, ACA called the camp community to action to advocate for the passage of the Child Protection Improvements Act. Some are wondering — hasn’t ACA called us to action on this issue many times before? Yes we have! But we explain the history and why advocating this time is a “cry for youth,” not ACA “crying wolf.” ‪#‎CPIA‬
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Fostering Creativity at Camp and in Life - an interview with Scott Barry Kaufman, opening keynote at the 2016 ACA National Conference in Atlanta. ‪#‎ACANat16‬
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A new law has been passed that exempts camps from certain commercial interstate transportation regulations. Check out the details to see if it applies to your camp. 
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Watch ACA CEO Tom Holland's new video explaining how the new education law supports out-of-school time and opens up new possibilities for kids to have camp experiences. 
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Camping Magazine contributor, Stephen Wallace, writes why parents should give their children the opportunity to experience camp this summer. http://eguides.teenlife.com/summer/articles/dear-parents-this-is-the-summer-to-let-go/
Despite all the proven benefits of the summer camp experience – and despite the fact that organized camping remains a bustling, viable industry – it can be hard for parents to envision sending their children away, even for a bit...
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A great article on why young people should work at camp this summer. #summercamp  
Career-focused, but can’t land that dream internship? Intent on finishing up undergrad, but don’t have a job lined up for this summer? Do you have a summer wide-open, but are unsure how to fill it? We believe that internships and yes, even summer jobs, should provide meaningful experiences and ac...
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Watch ACA CEO Tom Holland talk about children's readiness for camp and how to help parents find the right camp for their child. http://www.wthr.com/story/30996863/want-a-break-from-the-cold-lets-talk-summer-camp
WTHR.com is the news leader for Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Get the best news, weather, sports and traffic information from Channel 13.
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In 2016, the U.S. Department of State will be reviewing the J-1 Camp Counselor Visa. In preparation, the Department is sending representatives to the ACA National Conference to meet with camp directors and learn about challenges for camps regarding the international camp staff cultural exchange program. 
New Opportunity to Meet With the U.S. Department of State. January 4, 2016. The U.S. Department of State will be participating in the American Camp Association National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11, 2016 from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.
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Last day to receive the best rate on the 2016 National Conference. Register today!
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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.