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Make Campers Feel Safe Through Environment Management

Waterborne Illness Information

Waterborne illness can originate in warm freshwater bodies such as lakes, rivers, hot springs, and ponds. Read on to find out what camp aquatics directors should know about waterborne illness.

Bike Recall

Bicycles with SR Suntour forks are being recalled by SR Suntour because of a crash hazard. See the announcement for details.

Trek Bicycle Recall Announcement

Bicycles made by Trek equipped with disc brakes are being recalled by the manufacturer. An open quick-release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider. Please visit this link for more details. 

U.S. Geological Survey to Incorporate MTB Trails Data into National Maps

Through a partnership with IMBA and MTBProject.com, the U.S. Geological Survey will add mountain bike trails to upcoming map products. IMBA is offering the USGS verified trail data provided by bike riders like you, which does not currently exist at a high level. It’s another example of IMBA’s success forming public/private partnerships and the value that individual mountain bikers bring to national efforts.

Plumbing, Power Tools, and Personal Growth

Clean Camp Kitchens

Disaster Planning and Response
As owners of real property, we are exposed to a number of serious risks that extend beyond cleanup and reconstruction.

GPS and Mobile Map Applications
Did you know that many of our leaders rely on GPS and mobile map applications for directions to just about everywhere, including your camps?

NRA Help for BSA Councils

Public Water Systems
Did you know that in Ohio a camp well-water supply system is considered a “public water system”? Camp water wells are regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and are classified as a “Transient Non-Community System” or TNC. These systems are required to be licensed annually and must comply with state laws. Camp water supply systems must be tested and meet the water quality standards, but camps are not required to participate in the state reporting program. If you have questions, please contact the Outdoor Programs/Properties Department at 972-580-7889.

Use of Camps as Evacuation Sites

When the New Wears Off (March 2013)
Capital improvement programs are not always the answer to declining camp attendance.