The rocking-chair porch is the triage base for band-aids, medical assessments, and reassuring hugs, where our RNs keep everyone informed — Counselors know they must always have one of our nurses evaluate any situation that could potentially need medical attention — whether it is a splinter or a fever onset or an isolated mishap.
On-site nurses also have a local pediatrician on call as a resource. All lifeguards and all leadership team members hold certifications in American Red Cross First Aid and Responding to Emergencies, as well as CPR.
Other emergency preparedness includes an advanced walkie talkie protocol throughout the property. Staff members are trained in Epipen procedures and in identifying allergic reactions. Medical routines are practiced and reviewed with the staff by our professional nursing team.
The nurses function with full transparency and keep parents informed of any treatment requiring more than a band-aid! The health center also is equipped with a resting bay.
We comply with every policy and recommendation of the New York State Department of Health, as well as with Nassau County regulations. State guidance and local health department directives guide our best practices policies, and our communication protocols between camp and camp families is transparent and rigorous.
A state-of-the-art sophisticated lightning alert system tracks thunderstorms and atmospheric predictions in the vicinity.
Staff are trained in emergency procedures and guidelines, and campers know and practice protocols. In the unlikely event of a community crisis, we have systems in place to keep families up-to-date; communication with families is our highest priority, following the safekeeping of your children.