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.

A Real Protection Plan Story

As the summer wraps up, the CampDoc.com team is working as hard as ever to make sure that campers and staff are as healthy and as safe as possible while they are away at camp. Since the summer of 2015, CampDoc.com has offered a protection plan, and while we receive tons of great feedback on this service, earlier this month we received an email from Kathy, a parent who sends her daughter off to camp each summer in Boston. While most camps and families recognize the risks of going to camp and the benefits of a cost-effective protection plan, we [...]

August 21st, 2017|

Strategies for Overcoming Homesickness at Camp

The camp experience offers a nurturing environment away from distractions, and is a place to satisfy a child’s need for physical activity and creative expression. As a camp counselor myself, I’ve seen how just one week of camp can allow a child to grow as an individual. However, for many children, especially first-time campers, homesickness can creep in, and make having fun, sleeping, eating, and participating in camp activities problematic. Experts have studied homesickness, and research has shown that there are both at-home prevention strategies and in-camp interventions that parents and camp staff can use to help campers cope with [...]

August 15th, 2017|

CampDoc.com Site Visits

Earlier this summer we had a chance to step out of our office in Ann Arbor and visit some of our camps.  All of our team members, including our account managers, and those on our web team, support team, and sales team, had a chance to not only tour these camps, but sit down with camp directors and camp nurses to discuss their experience using CampDoc.com. This summer we had the opportunity to visit the following camps: Summer at Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills, MI) Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Grand Rapids, MI) Tri-Cities YMCA (Grand Haven, [...]

August 10th, 2017|

An Interview with DocNetwork Director, Dr. Michael Ambrose

By Savanah Litton As a fast growing company, I had a lot of questions about DocNetwork. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with director, Dr. Michael Ambrose, and inquire about his inspirations, passions, and difficulties while starting this amazing business. Where did it all begin? When did you start working on building this company and what were some of the initial actions you took? The concept started when I was volunteering at a summer camp. Everything was on pen and paper and health forms were being put into a filing cabinet. It wasn’t uncommon for forms to be [...]

July 21st, 2017|

DocNetwork and the Community

School’s out and it’s finally summer camp season. Although your kids might be relaxing at home, DocNetwork sure isn’t. As an online electronic health records system for schools and camps we’ve been keeping busy, helping making last minute changes for camps, assisting parents with registrations, and stepping out into our community. Last week DocNetwork headed to Intermitten to explore the values that art and technology can add to our everyday lives and community. In addition to networking, our very own director, Dr. Michael Ambrose, got a chance to speak. As a physician and summer camp alumni, Dr. Michael saw, first [...]

June 30th, 2017|

CampDoc.com Research Publication

We're excited to announce that our first research study has been published, and Dr. Michael is a co-author! Food Allergy Trends and Epinephrine Autoinjector Presence in Summer Camps was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and aimed to determine the prevalence of food allergies among campers; identify campers with co-morbid asthma, which puts them at higher risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis; and ascertain how many food-allergic children bring epinephrine auto-injectors with them to camp. De-identified data provided by CampDoc.com, showed that nearly 3% of children who attend summer camp have food allergies, but only 40% of them have a [...]

March 7th, 2017|