Dr. Laura Blaisdell: With the support of the UJA Federation, we've hired a consultant with expertise in public health, pediatrics, vaccine research and camp medical operations. Dr. Blaisdell is working with us now throughout the summer. We are grateful for her wisdom, extensive experience, and unique problem-solving approach in mitigating complex public health problems and potential adverse effects on pediatric communities.
Eden Village Medical Medical Advisory Board: This incredible group of Eden Village parent medical doctors has been helping us co-create our plan for this summer. Their collective experiences and expertise include pediatrics, pulmonology, medical research, public health, immunology, and emergency room management.
Many other organizations are supporting us with guidance and resources, including the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Camping Association (ACA), the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), JCamp 180, UJA, and the New York State Department of Health. The ACA also just released a comprehensive guide that evaluated all camps that opened in 2020 and summarized their best practices.