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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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Be a part of ACA's 2017 National Conference in Albuquerque, February 21-24. The conference program review team is now accepting educational session proposals through September 15, 2016. Submit your proposals now!
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Tackle Your Camp Counselor Job with an Internship Mindset
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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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#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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This July/August issue features profiles on 2016 Eleanor P. Eells Award-winning camp programs, as well as several articles on the growing camp community in China. #summercamp
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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 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.