Camps on Campus

Two New Laws Have Implications for Campus Camp Programs

Over the past two months, President Trump has signed two important laws that will impact campus-based camp programs: the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA) and the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act (Safe Sport Act).

The CPIA measure was signed by the President on March 23 as part of the omnibus spending package passed by Congress. The new law gives camps access to FBI background checks. Learn more.

Signed by the President on February 14, the Safe Sport Act requires adults who interact with amateur athletes to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to local law enforcement within 24 hours. The law also expands the list of covered individuals required to report suspected abuse, and details requirements for who is to be trained on the reporting requirements. 

 

Education Spotlight

As the summer nears, so does staff training. Train your staff! ACA provides an entry-level program staff certificate course specifically designed for people who lack experience but are interested in working with young people in a camp, after-school programs, summer enrichment programs, or other community-based youth settings. Learn more.
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Crisis Hotline Reminder

As you head into summer, remember that ACA has your back! We are here to help for whatever may come your way. Our crisis hotline is available all year long and especially during the busy summer months. Learn more!

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Accreditation Tools You Can Use!

ACA has some great sample forms to help you keep track of your staff training and skills verification. ACA provides sample forms for evaluating activity leaders and skills verification, including aquatics and other specialized activities. Learn more

 

Questions about Camps on Campus?

Contact us at campus@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3539.