Strategies for a Healthy Camp: Are You Prepared?

With the summer season looming, camp professionals are focused on hiring staff, recruiting campers, and implementing changes for the 2017 season. But have you also implemented strategies that undergird the health of campers and staff? To provide you with key strategies that support a proactive health stance for your camp program, detailed here is wisdom as well as emerging ideas from ten years of the Healthy Camps Initiative. Have you implemented them?

Traumatic Head Injuries in Camp and Other Youth Settings

All injuries are not equally dangerous.  Some injuries, such as those to the head, can lead to long-term impairment or death.  Did you know that blows-to-the-head, from running into a tree to being hit in the head with a piece of sports equipment, were in the top five list of injuries for both campers in day and resident camps based on the results of ACA’s 2006-2010 Healthy Camp Study?  This webinar provides an overview of concussion management in camp settings, including steps for recognition, evaluation, and prevention.  Learn the physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep-related symptoms

Staff Training Activities to Promote Camp Health and Safety

Looking for great ideas to enhance your staff training program?  This webinar will target specific, simple strategies that camps can use to reduce the prevalence of camper and staff injuries and illnesses.  Learn fun activities you can integrate into your staff orientation and training programs to help staff understand their role in creating healthy camp experiences for all.

Through this webinar participants will:

Exploring Technology for Camp Health Services

Futurists predict that camps will have compelling interests and benefits for utilizing electronic health records within the next 3-5 years.  Some camps are already using electronic records and incorporating technologies in a myriad of ways to support camp healthcare.  This webinar examines the use of electronic health records by exploring the opportunities and challenges for adopting this approach in the camp setting.  The webinar will also provide participants with a recommended list of questions, based in part on efforts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, to ask vendors currently ma

The Crisis Communications Handbook Templates and Sample Forms and Letters

Take control of a crisis at your camp with a proven communications system.

Take Control: Be prepared for nearly any camp crisis with a strong, comprehensive communications system that keeps everyone—parents, staff, campers, the public, and the media—well informed and calm.

Use this Web site in conjunction with the book to support your communication efforts before, during, and after a crisis.