Join Dr. Chris Thurber and Donna Johns-Thomas
for this valuable seminar. 

Comprehensive Abuse Prevention: Ten Ways to Safeguard Campers and Staff: Dr. Christopher Thurber 
Prevent harm and avoid litigation with a sophisticated approach to camper-camper and staff-camper mistreatment. Reading your staff the riot act or a litany of symptoms does little to cultivate healthy relationships or promote a true understanding of reporting obligations. Only a customized, wrap-around approach to abuse prevention that includes parents, campers, and staff under the same respectful umbrella will bring you peace of mind. This intensive seminar will guide professionals through ten practical elements that work in synchrony to provide maximum protection against physical and sexual abuse. And it’s not just preventing the bad, it’s also about promoting the good. Guided by national data and local case studies, Chris will lead explanations and discussions of practical prevention strategies that every youth program needs to adopt for the young people they serve. Learn how to combine culture, data, audits, interviews, background checks, online + on-site training, parents, campers, and staff to extract the best behavior from everyone in your camp family.

Lessons Learned from the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline: Donna Johns-Thomas
For almost 30 years, the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline has helped thousands of camps through times of crisis. We’ve created case studies and lessons learned to help you train your staff to prepare for the coming season. Learn about the latest issues and walk away with access to valuable resources!

Event Organizer/Sponsor: ACA New England

When: October 28, 2016 from 10am (RSVP required)

Where: Cedar Hill Day Camp - Great Hall

265 Beaver St
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

Cost: $70 member/ $95 non-member


Registration Information

Register online at


Donna Johns-Thomas
(781) 541-6080