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With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, now is an excellent time for summer camps to review and update health-related plans and procedures and communicate with your camp families and staff members.
At the American Camp Association, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of a thriving camp experience.
As a benefit to members, ACA provides free downloadable resources designed to guide camp professionals at all levels in media relations activities, both proactive public relations and crisis communications. As a service to the entire camp community, ACA provides the Crisis Communication Toolkit as a free downloadable resource. Media Relations 101 Crisis Communications Generating Stories Key Messages by Topic Frequently Asked Questions Download Crisis Communication Toolkit (8 pages) Download Full Communications Toolkit (login required - 27 pages)
ACA, in partnership with DBD Group, provides its members free, downloadable resources to guide camp professionals in fundraising activities.  This tool kit provides resources to build a fundraising plan for the remainder of 2020, as well as provide the foundation for fundraising into 2021. In this tool kit, you’ll learn how to rethink your case for support, strengthen your relationship with donors and create a comprehensive plan to inform, ask and thank your supporters.
These free resources help tell the story about the importance of adding summer camp experience to a resume!
ACA is monitoring current developments related to the Summer Work Travel and Camp Counselor categories of the J-1 Visa.