Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses....

New Research Partnership

“Our work with ACA to develop the Healthy Camp Toolbox, sponsored by Markel Insurance Company, is very beneficial for camp directors and camp nurses to help address health and safety issues at camp,” said Tracey Gaslin, Executive Director at the Association of...

Building a New Healthcare Center

Builidng a New Health CenterBuilding a new health center may be a daunting task, and the ACN office receives a steady number of calls on what should be considered when planning a new camp health center. Check out the Camp Health Center Design Principals document...

Tick Checks at Camp

Tick Checks at CampConscientious checks for ticks should be routine in some camp environments to limit exposure to ticks. Discover more about the tick risk in your area from the Centers For Disease Control. Ticks The latest information from the Centers For Disease...

Hepatitis A Outbreak

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of June, 2019 21 states have an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. From the CDC: Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually...

AAP: Improving Health and Safety at Camp

From the American Academy of PediatricsMichael J. Ambrose, Edward A. Walton, COUNCIL ON SCHOOL HEALTHJune 2019The American Academy of Pediatrics has created recommendations for health appraisal and preparation of young people before participation in day,...