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.

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|

National Walk to School Day

In celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 10th, the SchoolDoc.com team wants to remind parents and children on the importance of exercise, including walking, as a path to ensure health and wellness in all of us. Since the beginning of the National Walk to School Day program, more than 8.2 million students from around the world have participated, and this year thousands of schools and communities from around the country will join next week. There are numerous benefits in establishing a regular exercise routine for children. According to the National Institute of Health, regular exercise benefits include: [...]

October 4th, 2018|

What is “the Cloud” and why it is important for my camp and school software?

So everyone seems to be talking about “the cloud”, yet for many this elusive term is something they know very little about or why it is important for their business. What is the cloud, and how does it work? The cloud refers to software and services that run on the internet, instead of locally on your computer.  Some examples of cloud services that you might be familiar with include Gmail, Netflix, and Dropbox. Companies that provide camp and school software use different cloud providers to host their services - Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform. The advantage of [...]

September 24th, 2018|