Summer Camp Program
Meningococcal disease, commonly called meningitis, is a serious bacterial infection that can cause death or disability within hours of first symptoms. While children don’t get meningococcal disease simply from attending camp, certain factors often associated with camp, such as communal living or sharing of personal items (e.g., water bottles and drinking glasses), may put certain campers at increased risk of infection.
The National Meningitis Association (NMA) has developed resources for camp directors to utilize to help educate camp counselors and staff about meningococcal disease and prevention, as well as to help recognize its symptoms to ensure the health and safety of the camp community. We also have included resources to help camps inform parents about the benefits of meningitis immunization.
Camp Resource Materials
The following materials are designed to be distributed at open houses or to accompany parent and staff mailings to provide important information about meningococcal disease and how to prevent the disease.
Click on the links below to view the educational materials: