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https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/camper-medical-risks-trends

Camper Medical Risks and Trends

Recent trends indicate camp directors are buying less camper accident and sickness medical insurance and relying more on a parent’s insurance to pay for the occasional camper injury or illness. As a...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/strategies-managing-risks-food-contamination-communicable-disease-camp

Strategies for Managing the Risks of Food Contamination and Communicable Disease at Camp

It is easy to become casual about food preparation and food safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, each year one in six Americans, roughly 48 million...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/healthy-camp-study-update-ten-promising-practices-healthy-camp

Healthy Camp Study Update: Ten Promising Practices of a Healthy Camp

Since the outbreak of H1N1 during the summer of 2009, camps have been diligently updating their health and safety protocols and practices for the management of communicable diseases. By accessing and...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/managing-monitoring-administering-medications-camp

Managing, Monitoring, and Administering Medications at Camp

The phrase “medications at camp” brings to mind different scenes for different individuals. Camp nurses may remember a favorite camper clutching a Ziplock bag (the gallon size!) packed full...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/medication-camp-mitigating-risks

Medication at Camp: Mitigating the Risks

Medication at camp is not a new topic; however, information about medication oversight in the camp setting is sparse. Most camps delegate this responsibility to their camp physician and/or nurse with...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/child-sexual-abuse-prevention-critical-role-parents

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Critical Role of Parents

Hypothesis: "The fight against child molesters begins by parents teaching their children." The Problem Sexual abuse of children and youth remains an insidious concern in American society....

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/tips-about-first-aid-provided-camp-staff

Tips about First Aid Provided by Camp Staff

There are times when general camp staff respond to injury-illness events. These staff are not the camp's officially designated healthcare providers, but rather the staff who, by happenstance, are...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/risk-management-orient-health-center-staff

Risk Management: Orient Health Center Staff

Everyone knows that camp staff need orientation to effectively do their job. Why, then, do health center staff often report that they don’t get any? The team hired for your health center certainly...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/medical-marijuana-current-issues-camps

Medical Marijuana: Current Issues for Camps

Introduction A call recently came into the American Camp Association (ACA) Crisis Hotline from a member camp: Three adults attended a family camp and brought medical marijuana with them. Upon...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/building-healthy-camp-strategies-worked

Building a "Healthy Camp": Strategies That Worked!

A Healthy Camp Community Three years ago, the camp community placed a capstone on a significant accomplishment by completing the largest, most comprehensive study of camp-related injuries and...