Healthier Camps, Healthier Kids

Posted: October 05, 2012

Health and safety at camp has always been a top priority for the American Camp Association (ACA). Recently, ACA's Healthy Camp Study, which monitored injuries and illnesses at camp — and developed prevention strategies for injury/illness occurances — was recognized by the Center for Association Leadership's 2012 Summit Award

Watch the video below to learn more!

About the Healthy Camp Study

In 2006, ACA partnered with Markel Insurance Company to embark on a five-year surveillance project to benchmark camp-related injury and illness in U.S. camps. Over 200 day and resident camps were involved in this project — the most comprehensive study of camper and staff injury and illness ever conducted. The results of this study are summarized in the Healthy Camp Study Impact Report. (Strategies for injury and illness prevention in camps are highlighted beginning on page 24.)