Title

Ten Ways to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses in Camp

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2009

Publication Title

Camping Magazine

Publisher

American Camp Association

Abstract

When it comes to providing safe experiences for children, knowledge is often the most powerful tool an organization possesses. Knowledge about safe conditions and practices and the ability to identify areas for improvement are keys to ensuring the health and safety of program participants and staff and decreasing the likelihood of adverse health events. An important key to developing a sound knowledge base about health and safety conditions is careful monitoring of the factors that cause significant injury and illness events in camps.