In summer 2009, twelve Canadian camps participated in a first year pilot of the Canadian Healthy Camps Study to research health in Canadian camps by submitting weekly data online of illness and injury at their camps.
Several years ago, research began in American camps. The preliminary results and data are beginning to supply useful information, which could be applicable to staff training or the review of procedures.
The Canadian Healthy Camps Study team is:
Jeff Bradshaw, President CCA/ACC
Stephen Fine, Ph.D., CAIS/Simon Fraser University
Charles Tator, C.M., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S., University of Toronto/UHN
Sandy Wells, B.P.H.E, M.Sc., Thinkfirst/Pensez d’abord Canada
The team is meeting in November 2009 to begin the process of amending the U.S. study to the Canadian context and also to identify and approach potential donors.
Consider participating in summer 2010. Camps learned some valuable lessons after a summer coping with H1N1. A thorough gathering and analysis of data will serve to provide better information to ensure the future health and safety of our campers and staff.
For more information on joining the study contact Dr. Stephen Fine firstname.lastname@example.org.