ACA News for NCYCA Membership
ACA’s fall conference lineup starts with the ACA, Southeastern Fall Camp Conference September 29 – October 2. The conference this year will be 100 percent virtual but will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions as always. Attendees will have access to the recorded sessions through the end of October.
ACA has been working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of camps to receive the financial relief needed due to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, ACA’s team in Washington is focusing on two Payment Protection Program (PPP) issues: fixing an issue with the Form 1502, which prevented many camps from maximizing their PPP loans; and working toward a second PPP loan for camps that have been significantly impacted by the limitations resulting from the pandemic.
ACA will continue to work with Environmental Health & Engineering through September 2021 with plans to continue to update the Field Guide for Camps throughout the year, with special emphasis on revising it for summer 2021.
One of ACA’s three current major research projects will help inform how to revise the field guide for next summer. The upcoming Camp Business Operations Study survey will include questions for camps that ran in-person programs this summer regarding implementing strategies from the field guide. Responses to this survey are more vital than ever as they will inform ACA on how to advocate for camps and update the field guide for summer 2021. ACA is conducting two other major studies — Camper Outcomes of Virtual Camp Programming (Fall 2020) and Parent Perceptions of Camp and Non-Camp Outcomes (Fall 2020), which will help camps understand how parents feel so camps know how to market themselves for next summer.
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Jazmin Albarran ACA – Eastern Region Director