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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/preventing-pre-planning-response-emergencies

Preventing and Pre-Planning Response to Emergencies

Establish positive relationships with police or other law enforcement officials who provide service to the camp. Establish a system of monitoring camper behavior. Provide additional support when...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/campline/emergency-preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Contributed by Rhonda Mickelson and Susan E. Yoder. Severe weather used to have a season. Now, severe weather can happen at virtually any time of the year. Camps need to be prepared....

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/resources/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome-hps

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantaviruses are a group of viruses that may be carried by some rodents. Some hantaviruses can cause a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The disease is called HPS. ...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/scabies

Scabies

Every year, the American Camp Association Camp Crisis Hotline receives calls from camps that have questions about scabies. Either they have detected scabies on a camper or staffer, or they are...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/ticks-what-all-camps-need-know

Ticks - What All Camps Need to Know

Ticks are small spiderlike arachnids that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur most often during...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/legionnaires-disease-pontiac-fever

Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever

Legionnaires' disease is a serious, sometimes fatal form of pneumonia. Pontiac Fever is a less serious influenza-like infection. Together they are the two most common forms of legionellosis...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/camp-security

Camp Security

According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the incidence of violent crimes committed against and by children and youth continues to rise in America. This alarming data has youth-serving...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/measles-information-camps

Measles - Information for Camps

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Here some top tips for camps.