Health and Wellness Standards Resources - v. 2019

Camps vary in their healthcare needs based on clientele, type and length of program, number of trained healthcare providers on the camp staff, and distance from professional medical facilities.

All camps need a well-thought-out healthcare plan that provides for the needs of campers, staff, and rental groups. Potential health risks to the clientele need to be identified and evaluated, and plans for prevention and care need to be specified.

The American Camp Association standards define minimums in terms of staff, facilities, and procedures for healthcare. They also allow for flexibility in determining the specifics of healthcare planning.

The documents listed below are to be used as resources.  They may/may not be appropriate for your camp and/or program. Except for some of the checklists,