Health & Safety
Regardless of how beneficial a program could be, it is worthless unless an effective camp health and safety program is in place and implemented by knowledgeable counselors. In addition to our American Camp Association Accreditation, Adam and Ann are constantly in the activities with their staff who are, themselves, highly skilled in the areas that they are teaching.
A well-equipped infirmary is staffed by three Registered Nurses, and a fourth Mother Helper, and all of the counselors hold First Aid certifications. The safety of a great camp will depend on the experience and professionalism of the directors and their staff; we provide resumes for each of our counselors when you request a brochure.
We hope your camper will never need to visit our infirmary, but if she does we are here to help get her back to camp as quickly as possible. We will give you a call if anything happens at camp that we would want to know about as parents. This includes spending more than one night in the infirmary or any needed visits to the doctor.
In the spring each family will receive a camper packet. Included in this will be a Health Form. This needs to be completed, signed by your daughter’s doctor, and returned to camp before April 1. We will also ask you to let us know of any changes at check in.
Campers are not permitted to keep any medications in their cabins. At the nurse’s station on check in day, we will have a pharmacist present to assist with all prescription and non-prescription medication. The pharmacy will package all medication into daily doses so that our nurses can efficiently administer daily medication. Please bring all medications to the nurses’ station during your check in process.
Finally, we discourage vitamins at camp. We serve well-balanced, nutritious meals, and most campers would prefer to not take time out of their day to visit the Wishing Well for vitamins. However, if you would like your camper take vitamins at camp we will be happy to assist you in repacking so they can be dispensed consistently with other camp medications.
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Campers with serious eating disorders are generally not a good fit at camp. Simply put, we are too active through the day for a child who is not eating well to remain healthy. We work very hard to accommodate special diets such as gluten intolerance, peanut allergies, etc., but it is important that you call the camp director in advance of enrollment to be sure that we are able to provide for your camper. Finally, please call us before you enroll if your child is a “picky eater.” It is important that we understand her diet and decide together whether we are able to accommodate her preferences.
Each family will meet with our health staff as part of the check in process. This will include reviewing your health form, turning in medication and a quick health check. Any camper with a fever over 100 degrees, or that the nurse feels is unwell, will be checked into the infirmary until she is better. Any child with a fever and any other flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to check into camp. Instead we will ask the family to take their camper to a local health clinic for a flu test. That said, it is better to miss the first day of camp than to bring them sick.
Before You Enroll
Please call us in advance to discuss any medical conditions or special concerns that need to be managed at camp. Our first priority is being sure we can care for your child while at camp.
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