Health and Wellness at Camp Highland
We understand that you're entrusting to us the most important part of your lives, and we do all we can to ensure the health and safety of your children. We commit to you that we'll be proactive in pursuing you in the event that something happens to your child to ensure you're getting the information you need as a parent to make decisions about your child's health. We do understand that you might not want to know about every bump or bruise, but if our nurse and/or camp director feels that the incident is significant, you will receive a phone call alerting you of the situation. Generally, if your child has to sit out of an activity for even a short period of time, and definitely if the injury/illness requires medical care beyond what our nurse can provide, you will be notified.
At the overnight camp, we have a nurse on our staff on property full-time to handle any medical needs, including disbursement of medication and injuries. He/She also acts as a consultant to our day camp location in the event of need. In addition, all of our staff at both camp locations, are trained in first aid and CPR before the start of the summer
Medication will only be distributed under the specific instructions of the camper's physician and with written permission from a legal parent/guardian. All medication, including over-the-counter meds, need to be given to the nurse (at overnight camp) or camp director (at day camp) upon arrival; no medication is allowed in the cabins or camper groups.
Allergies and Intolerances
Please let us know if your child has any allergies/intolerances (needed in the health history form) so that we can be aware of potential hazards. We generally do not have specially prepared foods for all issues, but our kitchen staff is more than happy to speak with you about ingredients used and helping work through special menus in the event of need.
All campers are required to fill out a comprehensive health history form before arriving at camp. This form ensures that we have all the information we need to provide the best possibly care for your child while at camp, as well as any information a doctor might need to assist your child in the event of an emergency. While it may take a few minutes to fill out, it is essential that we have complete record of any medical concerns so we can provide the best possible care!