An Ounce of Prevention: Collecting & Using Camp Injury-Illness Data for Program Improvement

Make your camp’s injury-illness data work for you!  Learn how to use data to increase program participation for campers and staff, reduce common adverse events, improve your camp’s injury-illness profile, and impact your loss-ratio.  These outcomes are possible through a common sense approach to data utilization, the focus of this program.  Designed for the camp professional who’d like to impact their camp’s injury-illness experience, the course steps through this topic from an upbeat and can-do perspective.  

Learner Outcomes: 
At the end of this program, the learner will:

1.  Be able to capture and process camp Injury-Illness data:

a.  Identify what data sources to monitor;
b.  State what baseline questions to ask about injury-illness events; and
c.  Be able to use benchmark statistics to mark progress on risk reduction strategies. 

2.  Use camp Injury-Illness data to make program improvements:

a.  Use the Haddon Phase-Factor Matrix to identify appropriate intervention points; and
b.  Utilize common risk reduction strategies to implement those interventions.

SPECIAL THANKS:  This course was sponsored by Markel Insurance, an ACA Mission Partner, as part of the Healthy Camp Education and Monitoring Program. Learn more.

Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN


Purchase single person access

Price: $35 member; $70 nonmember

Purchase access for ten (10) persons 

Price per 10 persons: $55 member; $110 nonmember  

Please note the following for subscription access:

  • You will be required to provide access information to each learner that will be sent to you upon purchase.
  • The cost of the course allows you to buy access to ACA courses in multiples of 10. You can purchase as many sets of ten as you need.  
  • Your staff may complete the program at their convenience. 

Presenter Bio(s)

Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN, is the Associate Director of Health and Risk Management for Concordia Language Villages and Executive Director of the Association of Camp Nurses (ACN). She lives at camp in Bemidji, MN. An avid proponent of “healthier camping for all,” Erceg authored The Basics of Camp Nursing (2009) with Myra Pravda, has written and spoken extensively in the area of camp health and risk management, developed the seminar “Management of Camp Health Services,” and has been actively involved with the Healthy Camps research initiatives. Her formal education includes degrees in nursing, health education, psychology, and physical education. Linda’s ACA efforts include Chair of the Healthy Camp Education and Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, column author for Camping Magazine, being a Standards Visitor, activity in her Northland Section, a National Board term, and service on ACA’s CARE Committee.