Blog 2017-09-04T16:18:41+00:00

Blog

What we’re up to and where we’re going.

Blog

What we’re up to and where we’re going.

Stay Active During the Holidays

On your mark, get set, GO!   It is easy for children and teens to be active when participating in organized camps and school-based programs.  The challenge arises when those activities conclude or kids go on a holiday break. Additionally, as winter weather sets in, easy opportunities for physical activity dwindle. That said, with some creativity and planning, keeping children active is feasible and can be fun.   For those parents who are unfamiliar with activity recommendations in children over the age of 6 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes of total physical activity daily.  The activity [...]

December 15th, 2018|

Holiday Food Celebrations for All to Enjoy

Tis the season for festivities, fun, and food...lots and lots of food.  The holiday season, for many people, ushers in a sense of joy and excitement. However, for parents, teachers, school nurses, and camp directors who are responsible for children with food allergies, fear and anxiety may prevail.  According to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), about 1 in 13 children in America have some type of food allergy, which is about two children per classroom.  Of those children, about 30% are allergic to more than one food. Thus, holiday parties now require new challenges for safe food provision, consideration [...]

December 1st, 2018|

World Diabetes Day: Ways to Help Children Impacted with the Disease

Most people know someone with diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population had diabetes.  In children specifically, about 193,000 Americans under the age of 20 are estimated to have diabetes.  Diabetes is a serious illness that affects people of all ages and ethnicities, including those at camp and school. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2, both characterized by high levels of sugar, called glucose, in a person’s blood.   Type 1 diabetes has typically been thought of as a childhood disease, where a person’s body [...]

November 12th, 2018|

Celebrating Halloween: Teal Pumpkin Project Promotes Inclusion & Safety

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins, oh my! Halloween is a festive, fun celebration millions of families participate in every year. However, Halloween can be a tricky time for families managing food allergies, leaving children feeling excluded from family and school celebrations. Many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), almost 5.9 million children in the U.S. have food allergies (1 in every 13 children). Almost 30% of these children are allergic to more than one type of food, making Halloween trick-or-treating especially challenging. This is where the Teal Pumpkin [...]

October 30th, 2018|

How to Inspire Health and Wellness in Your Community: Lessons from the NRPA

The NRPA aims to lead the nation to improved health and wellness through parks and recreation.  Their Health and Wellness pillar reminds us how important it is to motivate communities towards a healthy lifestyle. Restaurants can provide healthy foods options, the chamber of commerce can offer exercise incentives, but how can local parks and recreation programs help? Consider the following opportunities to offer affordable and accessible solutions: Incentives for campers who participate in physically active camp activities Specialized camp programs for chronically ill participants Camps that offer healthy food options for campers and staff Whatever the motivation, it is integral [...]

October 25th, 2018|

On the Road Again…

Cue the Willie Nelson, the CampDoc.com and SchoolDoc.com teams are heading out to a conference near you! We had a great summer here in Ann Arbor, working on exciting new projects, team-building, and partnering with all of our camp and schools. We enjoy connecting with you via email and phone, but look forward to getting back on the road and personally visiting with our camps and schools at conferences this season. Below is the list of some of the conferences we are attending,  and we encourage you to stop by the CampDoc.com or SchoolDoc.com booth to pick-up some swag and [...]

October 8th, 2018|