Now that we are focusing on the summer season ahead, I am urging you to include in your pre-camp plan joining the Healthy Camps Study. The CCA/ACC will once again piggy back on the American Camp Association’s (ACA) online study. The ACA has agreed to generate Canadian stats for us at the completion of this year so hopefully your camps will choose to join in.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to collect data on Canadian camps without the high costs usually associated with doing research of this kind. I urge all CCA/ACC camps to participate.

I know that many of you are planning to participate in our other camp study out of Waterloo University and I thank you for that. Whereas the Waterloo study has camp counsellors collecting data on camper attitude and involvement, the Healthy Camps Study requires that health care staff or a designated person input weekly health reports online.

Here is the link to go to in order to sign up your camps

I hope that you will consider coming on board for this project as well and I look forward to hearing from you.

Stephen Fine, PhD
CCA/ACC National Research
Committee Chair

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