Your Child’s Health and Safety
The health and safety of your child is our greatest concern. To enable us and our medical staff to provide the best possible care, we ask that you complete the medical form (see below). In doing so, we ask you to provide complete disclosure about all any medical, dietary and behavioural issues. In many cases, providing us with supplemental information (in the form of a letter and/or verbal communication) can be extremely helpful. We relay, in an appropriate way, information to the counsellors and relevant staff, so that appropriate strategies are used to ensure the best possible care for your child.
The receipt of this information in a timely manner is important so that we may communicate these issues to our medical and program staff well before the arrival of the campers. Please help us in this regard and send us the information by June 15th. We are happy to help with any questions you may have.
The medical form does not have to be completed or signed by your family physician. However, it is strongly advised have your doctor see your child before the summer to ensure they are in good health and their vaccinations are up to date.
Keeping Everyone Healthy and Safe!
Our camp doctors and nursing staff provide exceptional medical support to our campers and staff. Our doctors are not just doctors – they’re camp doctors – so they understand the needs of campers within a camp environment. Our staff ensure campers use mosquito repellent and sunscreen when required, they respond quickly to health concerns and work closely with our medical staff. If your child needs medication or other medical attention beyond a minor level of support, we’ll call you, and if necessary, our camp doctor will speak with you. Should we need support beyond what is available at camp, excellent hospitals are 2o minutes away. Our approach is to maintain the best possible communication with you, so you can feel confident about your child’s welfare. Safety is always a priority. First Aid kits are available throughout camp, with advanced kits sent on canoe trips along with satellite phones. Our Health Centre is located in the centre of camp, with an intercom system connecting to the office, the doctor’s cabin and the director’s cabin.
All medicine should be left with us at the bus-departure location, or if you are driving your child to camp, please leave it with us in the office. A complete set of instructions is required, and all medications must be in their original packaging or medicine bottles. Our medical staff dispense all medications as needed. We keep logs of medication dispensing and prefer to keep all medications in the health centre. Certain exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis, and we encourage you to call us with any questions in this regard!
Medical forms are completed through the registration portal site and become available to you in the Spring of each year. CLICK HERE to go there now!