Since 2006, the American Camp Association has been implementing the Healthy Camp Study, a five-year surveillance project of camp injuries and illnesses. Take Your Camp s Health Preparedness Pulse highlights strategies that camps have used to make organizational changes to improve camp health and safety for children and staff in the areas of policies and procedures, camper and staff orientation, activity scheduling, and other areas. The DVD utilizes camp scenarios to guide the discussion. The DVD also reviews the camp community s response to H1N1.
Among the topics covered:
Promising practices and lessons learned
Fatigue and injury are related
Staff training ideas
About the Actor
Linda Erceg, RN., P.H.N., is the executive director of the Association of Camp Nurses and the associate director of health and risk management for Concordia Language Villages. A camp nurse for a number of years, Linda often writes and speaks on health-related topics.
Edward "Skip" Walton, M.D., is the director of the Program Development and Research Application and part of the ACA National Staff. Walton resides in Martinsville, IN.
Mary Marugg, RN, is Liaison of Christian Camping International. Marugg resides in Pagosa Springs, CO.
Barry Garst, Ph.D., is the director of research application with the American Camp Association and an adjunct assistant professor at Virginia Tech. Barry is a prolific writer and frequent presenter.