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ERIC Number: EJ789200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Healthy Camps: Initial Lessons on Illnesses and Injuries from a Longitudinal Study
Barst, Barry; Bialeschki, M. Deborah; Comstock, R. Dawn
Journal of Experiential Education, v30 n3 p267-270 Spr 2008
More than 11 million children attend more than 12,000 summer camps in the United States each year. The challenges to keeping children and the staff healthy and safe can be daunting. To better understand the types of illnesses and injuries common to the camp environment, the American Camp Association (ACA) has undertaken a 5-year study to document these occurrences. The purpose of this study is to monitor illness and injury among campers and staff at U.S. summer camps and identify risk and protective factors associated with such adverse events. The research questions addressed are: (a) What are the benchmarks for accident and illness rates for campers and staff at summer camp? (b) Are there any differences based on camp demographics? (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States