According to the Virginian-Pilot on June 5, 2008, the parents of a 10-year-old boy recently filed a lawsuit in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA) against the day camp their son attended after he was hit in the head with a golf club, causing permanent brain damage. They are seeking $10 million in damages for their son and $375,000 for their damages.

The lawsuit alleges that when the boy was struck by a golf club swung by an unsupervised child the supervisors “negligently took too long to call for medical help …and took the plaintiff to an Urgent Care Center instead of a hospital,” where the brain injury swelled and caused permanent damage.

Having worked as a camp counselor during the summer, it’s always important to be as aware as possible about what each child is doing so that accidents like these don’t happen. When I chaperoned a trip to a local driving range the kids were given child appropriate clubs and each line of campers had a counselor serving as an individual instructor. Precautions like these help ensure that each child is having fun, learning, and most importantly being safe.

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