Florida Child Injury Prevention: Is Your Child Going to Summer Camp?

by Carmen Dellutri on July 28, 2011

Fort myers personal injury lawyerSummer camp safety is an important concern for Florida parents, particularly since they can’t be there to watch over their children. While there is always the possibility of a serious summer camp injury, the good news is that the risk of child injury while at camp is relatively low and poses no greater risk than other activities like sports or playing on playgrounds

To further put your mind at ease, here are a few guidelines to ensure your child has a fun and safe stay at summer camp this summer:

Choosing a Summer Camp

  • Look for camps that are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
  • Verify the camp director’s background is in line with ACA minimum standards.
  • Make sure the camp follows state and federal laws regarding car seats, booster seats, and seatbelts when transporting children.
  • Check the references of the camp you are considering.

Questions To Ask About The Camp

  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • What are the ages of the camp’s counselors, and what training is required?
  • How is medication managed?
  • What procedures are used to prevent heat-related illnesses?
  • Is the sports equipment appropriate for the campers’ age and level of development?
  • Does the camp provide and require the use of safety equipment such as helmets for activities including bicycling, football, baseball, skateboarding, etc.?
  • What drowning prevention safety measures are taken during water-related activities?

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida summer camp accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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