Connecticut summer camp sued for $41.7M over Lyme disease case


A Connecticut summer camp is being sued for $41.7 million over a Lyme disease case involving a camper from 2011.

According to the Associated Press, YMCA Camp Mohawk in Litchfield, is being sued by the parents of a camper, who accuse the camp of failing to monitor and protect their daughter from the threat of the tick-born disease.

The camper, who was 14 when she attended the camp in the summer of 2011, now “suffers debilitating injuries including memory loss and migratory joint, muscle and nerve pain” as well as “burning sensations in her skin, arthritis, muscle spasms, nausea, dizziness and difficulty breathing” according to her family’s attorney.

The suit alleges that the camper was “never told to wear tick protective clothing nor was she consistently instructed to use insect repellant when she and other campers left the immediate camp space for areas likely to have the infectious deer ticks.”

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Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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