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.
Halloween has has finally arrived, and the CampDoc.com team is ready. Check out pictures from our office costume contest and pumpkin carving competition!
As the sunburns slowly start to fade, the flip flops turn to sneakers and boots, the shorts to this year’s latest trendy jeans, we want to take a moment to give thanks for the immense amount of work that goes into making each summer camp season a success. To many, fall means the end of summer and the start of a new school year. Thoughts of school supplies, apple orchards, and this fall’s most outrageous Halloween [...]