On Wednesday, Jan 23rd the Vermont Camp Association (VCA) had our Second Annual Winter Educational Meeting. Our speaker was Erica Berl, DVM, HPM, from the Vermont Health Department where she is a Health Surveillance Epidemiologist. Her specialty is vector borne disease – Lyme from ticks and West Nile and EEE from mosquitoes. It was a very informative talk which gave all in attendance some good ideas for safely minimizing exposure to ticks and mosquitoes, though we also learned that being vigilant and aware and educating our staff and campers is mostly what we can do since the bugs are steadily moving north. We look forward to seeing more VCA members at our Saturday breakfast meeting at the ACA New England conference in March. We also hope that those attending the conference will join other VCA members for dinner out in Manchester on Friday night, March 22nd.