This page is meant to have a place for directors of local council camps to access a variety of resources that may help your camp operation. Many of these resources are on the public domain and are not affiliated with the BSA. We do not endorse any of these, we are simply listing here as a reference for you. if there is something you wish were here that we do not have, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are links to the webinar recordings from Outdoor Programs.
Pre-Camp Leaders meeting 3-11-2020 – This link has the complete Zoom meeting. Topics include: Mental Health, Camp Staff, Tick Tracker, NCAP 2020 and more.
BSA Summer Camps in Uncertain Times COVID -19 Discussion Group – March 26th conversation about the COVID -19 impact on camps.
Building Your Decision Timeline for Summer 2020 – A discussion about how to build your decision guide and items to consider.
Communicating with Parents and Leaders During COVID – 19 – A discussion about building your communication plan and considerations for communicating to your customers.
COVID resources – This link is the ACA COVID resource page for camps
COVID training resources – this link is the ACA COVID online learning and event page
Coronavirus Crisis Communications triage kit – a link to the communications network page for crisis communications
ACA website – the link to the American Camp Association website. A site for all camp professionals. Some portions require membership.
ACA Free Video series – This link provides free videos from the ACA on a variety of topics.
Camp Nurse – this site is helpful for health information for camps. Some portions require membership.
Healthy Camp starts at home – a resource to share with parents to help develop healthy habits prior to arrival at camp.
Kid President Letter – A sample letter to your staff on the first day of camp – Resource from Kim Aycock
Mental Health Resources
Mental Wellness for Campers and Staff: Tips for the Camp Professional – Link to an online course from the ACA
Stress management – a checklist of signs of over stress by Dr. Anthony Rao PhD.
Stress management – Link to YouTube video on stress management
Stress Management – 17 Science-Based ways to relieve stress
The importance of Sleep – Video on the importance of enough sleep –
The Trauma Informed Camp – a Checklist for your Trauma response at your camp. Resource from Linda Erceg
Camper Mental Health – A discussion about mental health for Campers by Chris Thurber PhD.
Mental Health First Aid – Link for Mental Health for youth courses
Behind Happy Faces – Link to guide for taking care of your own mental health for young adults