Join the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) and the American Camp Association (ACA) on a summer-long scavenger hunt to locate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in camps across the nation. Campers and staff are encouraged to join this national initiative to emphasize the importance of using an AED during a cardiac emergency. View press release.
Participate in the AED Scavenger Hunt
The CCF Camp AED Scavenger Hunt is fun and easy! Find an AED at your camp and take a selfie with the AED. Then post the photo with the hashtag #mycampAED, along with the camp name and AED location on social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
AEDs Can Save Lives
The CCF Camp AED Scavenger Hunt highlights the importance of emergency preparedness and early defibrillation in an adverse cardiac event. Quick action and knowing the location of the nearest AED is key to survival when seconds count
Facts to Know
- Approximately 7,000 children, age 18 or younger, experience a cardiac arrest every year. *
- Cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in children, especially among young athletes. *
- Two-thirds of sudden cardiac arrest deaths occur without warning or prior indications of heart disease. **
- Immediate CPR and early defibrillation with an AED can double a victim’s chance of survival. *
* American Heart Association
** Heart Rhythm Society
Photos from top: St. John’s Soccer Camp, Montclair, NJ; Eisenhower High School Marching Band Camp, Cheboygan, MI; Camp Amnicon, South Range, WI