COVID-19 – Resource Center for Camps

Coronavirus illustration from CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS

The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at camp, and camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases. With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, camps are reviewing and updating health-related plans and procedures.

Since March of 2020, ACA has developed and provided the COVID resources available below for every camp, program and youth serving organization. Help us continue to provide this important information and guidance in 2021 through a gift to ACA.



FAQ: The American Camp Association's Approach to COVID-19

Monitor the Situation

ACA will continue to share information in real time so that you can make informed decisions. Strengthen the system and processes you have in place and stay vigilant. You are no doubt used to dealing with both the expected and unexpected challenges that come with running a camp; coronavirus is no different. Continue to check in with your local health authorities and monitor the CDC resources on ACA’s coronavirus page to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Both viruses and guidance for dealing with them can change over time. And keep your camp families and staff in the loop on all your health and safety-related efforts at camp; this is the best way to alleviate fears and to do your best to ensure that everyone has a safe and enriching camp experience this summer.


Illustration provided by the CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS.