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ACA Press Statement – H1N1 Influenza
MARTINSVILLE, IN (June 16, 2009) – The American Camp Association® (ACA) is working with the Association of Camp Nurses and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carefully monitor the H1N1 Influenza situation, and provide regular updates and information to our camps. ACA health and wellness standards require accredited camps to have an established procedure in practice to carefully screen for illness, injury, and communicable diseases. In addition, ACA-accredited camps are following best practices for universal precautions, including hand washing and site and facility sanitation. At this time, parents are encouraged to contact camps directly with specific questions. Additional information on H1N1 can be found at www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/camp.htm.
The American Camp Association works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-Accredited® camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to 300 health and safety standards.
For more information about ACA accreditation or standards, or to speak with an ACA spokesperson, contact ACA at pr@ACAcamps.org.