Mental Health - with Linda Erceg - The Day Camp Pod #40


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Mental Health needs to stay front-of-mind. Now more than ever. Welcome the wonderful Linda Erceg to this episode of The Day Camp Pod!

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Mental Health has become one of the biggest issues facing camp professionals - and that was before covid-19 came into our lives.

For summer 2021, we need to be as prepared as possible for the wide array of Mental, Emotional and Social Health issues that will be coming through our doors.

There’s nobody better to discuss this topic with than the wise-woman of camp nursing, and former executive director of the Association of Camp Nurses, the one and only Linda Erceg-

Tune in to this episode to hear about:

  • Linda’s many years of experience in camp nursing and working with the ACA on studies regarding healthy camps.
  • How and why the study is now focusing on MESH (mental, emotional, social health),
  • How did summer 2020 in particular affected both campers and staff?
  • How do we best prepare mentally for summer 2021?
  • Much, much more!

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Linda: Tips on self-care.






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