Risks of Injury at Summer Camp in Florida – Some Activities Are More Risky Than Others

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Summer camp is a tradition in Florida and the United States. Whether your child goes to a day camp or sleep away camp, there are great benefits to summer camp. The goal of summer camp is to enrich the lives of your children. Unfortunately, unexpected events like personal injuries, fractures, lacerations, head injuries, and drownings take place in summer camps. Some can be avoided with better safety measures, supervision, and judgment. Other incidents cannot be avoided. Pediatrics – The Official Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics published an interesting article / study on injuries in summer camps at Illness and Injury Among Children Attending Summer Camp in the United States The study noted that some activities like horseback riding and capture the flag resulted in a higher incidence of injury.