We're not leaving Ann Arbor, we've just outgrown our current space. It's been cozy over the last year, but we simply can't fit any more CampDoc.com and SchoolDoc.com account managers, support leaders, or web developers into our office at 526 S Maple Rd. Please update your records and direct all future correspondence to: 4750 Venture Drive Suite 101 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 Our new office is colorful and creative. It has large open spaces and [...]
Summer is coming to a close. Commercials for back-to-school sales are pervasive, families are back from their vacations, and schools around the nation are re-waxing their tile floors because they will soon be packed with students. For those of us who just got back from camp, the adjustment to school will be especially difficult. It is not easy to go from a day structured around activities and playing to a day structured around focusing and hard [...]
It's finally June: you've paid camp fees, filled out all of the necessary forms, and you've been trying your best to collect every item that is on your camp packing list. Congratulations, you are officially a camp parent! Although you may not get the chance to leave behind your responsibilities and frolic outside all day like your children get to do, you are very much a part of camp this summer whether you realize it [...]
As a 16-year-old kid, the director of my camp told me that I was “in loco parentis” for 12 children. This is a Latin term meant to describe my responsibility as a counselor: to effectively take on the role of parent for my campers. Parenthood is probably the most vital job on this earth, so the idea of two 16-year-old camp buddies adopting a dozen 10-year-old boys for a whole month sounds like the framework [...]
Winter has come, and the falling leaves have been replaced with white snowflakes here in Ann Arbor! As low temperatures linger in the air, and children and adults alike bundle in multiple layers, our team is hard at work ramping up for a successful summer. As we dream about the warmer weather, we're excited to hit the road and leave the freezing cold (even if only for a few days). We'll be traveling out west, down south and [...]
On Sunday, November 1st, at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Dr. Alan Sielaff and fellow researchers at the University of Michigan, presented Assessing Disaster Preparedness Among Children's Summer Camps in the United States. Dr. Sielaff was featured on the APHA blog, Latest, greatest research awaits you at APHA poster sessions.