Health Forms & Records for Campers & Staff

ACA has many resources available to help in the operation of your camp, including ready-to-use forms and sample policies and procedures. ACA forms are reviewed by medical professionals and legal counsel, and are updated regularly to be sure they meet current regulations. Note: All ACA forms are copyrighted. It is illegal to photocopy them without permission.

Forms are free to ACA members and require member login to view and download. Photocopying is allowed for member use only.

Preprinted forms may be purchased in quantity from the ACA Bookstore. Available to both members and nonmembers. 

Forms Include

  • Camper Health History Form 1
  • Camper Healthcare Recommendations by Licensed Medical Personnel Form 2
  • Accident/Incident Report Form
  • Camp Health Record Card
  • Camp Health Record Form
  • Camp Staff Application
  • Checklist of Possible Indicators of Abuse
  • Exemption from Immunization Requirements 
  • Health and Emergency Information for Adult Campers (this form is not appropriate for cognitively delayed adults) 
  • Health History Form for Camp Employee 
  • Health History Form for Short-term Campers (three nights or less) 
  • Medical Recommendation for Camp Employees
  • Request for Additional Information about Your Child’s Asthma 
  • Voluntary Disclosure Statement 
  • Health History and Examination Form - Older Version of Form 1 in Spanish

Other Resources

E-Cigarettes and "Juuling" — What All Camps Need to Know

Know and share the facts.  Learn about e-cigarettes and "Juuling" and the threats they pose to youth and young adults

Locating and Working Effectively with a Supervising Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Camp professionals are well aware of the critical need to have a medical professional associated with the camp's health services. This professional typically provides direction when questions arise and collaborates with camp leaders regarding routine health policies and practices. But finding that medical supervisor can be challenging. Some physicians (MD) and nurse practitioners (NP) have no personal camp experience. Often these professionals don't understand the scope of camp health even if they are former campers or staff members.

Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Situations at Camp

Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN, shares some mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) situations that may occur at camp and how to respond appropriately.

Prepare Your Kitchen Staff to Embrace the Needs of Campers with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

You will learn from a gluten-free educator, parent and 11-year old camper with Celiac disease just how critical the kitchen staff is to the camper’s experience. This training is a first step for kitchen staff to increase awareness of the needs of campers who are required to maintain a gluten-free diet. Staff will learn the importance of kitchen procedures necessary to keep campers healthy.  This training emphasizes the non-obvious sources of cross contact with gluten and prevention procedures.

How to Prepare for Food Allergies at Camp

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 14–20, 2017), Margaret Redmond, MD, discusses how to be lower the chances of food allergy reactions at camp and what to do in case of allergen ingestion.

Food allergy is a common topic for questions that I receive from parents and caregivers in the allergy clinic as the prevalence of food allergies has increased in the last twenty years.1 In this blog, I hope to de-mystify how to manage food allergy at camp.

Practicing and Teaching Mindfulness

Description: 
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully "present," right here, right now. It's the opposite of mind-FULL-ness, or feeling constantly distracted. Camp offers the perfect setting to teach and practice these skills. The benefits include decreased stress, improved problem-solving, and more positive relationships. Learn techniques appropriate for any age and setting.

Learner Outcomes:
By the end of the webinar participant will learn:

Allergies at Camp — What's a Camp Director to Do?

According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 20111. And, many of these children attend camp. Are you ready?

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