The safety of your campers and staff and anyone who may be on your property are your primary responsibility. Review your risk management plan for camp evacuation and coordinate with appropriate local authorities. Many of the suggestions below may already be in your risk management plan. Some may or may not apply to your particular situation.
Child Abuse Prevention Resources
If you suspect that a child is a victim of abuse, contact the authorities immediately!
Access the phone number to call in your state.
Compensation, Benefits, and Professional Development Report: 2013
Purchase the Survey Results for ACA Camp Compensation, Benefits, and Professional Development Report: 2013
The Perfect Place to Read: Encouraging the Love of Reading at Camp
Lauren Arend and Mary Rogers
“Yes, a reading program fits into camp. Sherwood [Forest] Camp is a lot more than camping, mosquitoes, and swimming — it’s aimed at the whole child.” — Parent of a 2011 reading program participant
Talking with Children about Tragedies, Death, and National Disasters
Top Tips for Camps
- Establish a mental health support network. Build relationships with community mental health resources prior to your camp season.