How Healthy Is Camp? Exploring Early Results From the Surveillance Study of Injuries and Illness

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American Camp Association


This article explores what was learned from the Healthy Camp Study during the first two years of the study (summers of 2006 and 2007). Although we'll have a more complete picture after the next three years of the study, we are already gaining important information about where camps might target prevention efforts. Before you read about these results, think about how your camp currently benefits from this exciting study. Have you participated in either or both of the past two summers? Did you know that participation is free and that you can still enroll for next summer? Did you know that you don't have to be ACA accredited or be affiliated in any particular way in order to participate? Did you know that participating camps receive a detailed injury-illness report that they can use as a risk-management tool?