That would NEVER happen in my Camp!
Track: Recreation Programming

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 10:30 to 11:45 am

Katie Johnson, Professional Development Specialist, American Camp Association

Session Description:

For almost 30 years, the American Camp Association (ACA) has provided real-time support to day and resident camps nationwide through their Camp Crisis Hotline. ACA will share “lessons learned” from their hotline experience including tricky health matters, personnel issues, allegations of abuse, parent behavior challenges and things far more complicated than we have space to list here! Join in this session for a discussion of case studies and take away resources to assist you and your team when dealing with those "unexpected situations." If you run Summer Day Camps this session is a MUST for you!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand recent trends in day and resident camp crisis issues.
  • Participants will learn response strategies based on selected case studies.
  • Participants will become familiar with summer camp support resources available during times of crisis.