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On “From Pop Culture To Camp Culture” ( CB Jul/Aug 2013):

What a great article! So nice to know my 12-year-old, Rachel, has been able to experience the same things I did as a camper from 1944 to 1950. Learning to live together and the magic and spirit of Camp Nicolet will be in my heart forever. I still have tears watching the big “N” burn in the last pictures of camp of 2013. How lucky we were all to be part of this.

Jeanie Styer Simon

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From “Read It To Believe It” June 28 Week-Ender:

Loved the stories! Took me back in time to my camping experiences. Loved the story about the snake. Laughed out loud!

Barb Burkholder

Dublin, Ohio

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What Signal Does Your Sign Send? Thanks for the great article @campbusiness #summercamp #safety

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Kanakuk Develops Child Protection Plan

Branson, Mo.—In 2009, the unthinkable happened at one of the nation’s largest Christian athletic summer camps – Kanakuk. Inspired by the unfortunate events and taking into consideration the alarming statistics surrounding childhood sexual abuse, Kanakuk worked diligently to further develop effective measures to protect children. The Kanakuk Child Protection Plan is a step-by-step, comprehensive safety system to prevent, detect or respond to physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse in youth and children's programming, specifically summer camping programs.

Kanakuk Kamps is not only implementing its Child Protection Plan within, it is on a mission to train others and ultimately, prevent child abuse. To date, more than 150 youth organizations nationwide have been trained on the strategies contained within the Kanakuk Child Protection Plan with a goal for 1,000 overnight summer camps in the U.S. to receive the same training within the next 3 to 5 years.

Knowing that abuse is more than physical, the Kanakuk Child Protection Plan serves as one of the most comprehensive safety systems in the country—offering more than 240 identifiable and measurable protection elements across six key abuse management fields: Operational Support, Grounds/Facilities, Staffing, Training/Orientation, Monitor/Reporting, and Crisis Response.

2014 Seminar Calendar:

January 21—California—Mariners Church/Royal Family Kids, Irvine, California

February 4—Florida—Camp Gilead, Polk City, Florida

March 20—Massachusetts—Camp Good News, Sandwich, MA

April 2014—Location to be announced

For a complete listing of upcoming seminars, visit: .




21-23 ACA Southwest Camp Conference; ; 765-342-8456;

23 ACA Ohio Camping Conference, Columbus, Ohio; ; 765-349-3538


5-8 ACA National Conference, Orlando, Florida—Hilton Orlando;


18-21 Tri-State Camp Conference, Atlantic City, NJ—Atlantic City Convention Center; 212-391-5208;

27-29 ACA New England, Manchester, NH; 781-541-6080;