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Health & Safety

Health & Wellness Center

The Camp Health Center plays an essential role in maintaining a safe environment. The Wellness Center is staffed by a registered nurse at all times, who oversees the administration of medications. Nurses also provide first-aid and preventative care, as well as assess if additional medical services are required.

Our registered nurses work in conjunction with Dr. Ann McGravey, who serves as our Health Care Consultant. Dr. McGravey is a board-certified physician who is available for consultation with our staff at all times.

In addition to our health office staff, Activity Heads are first aid trained and CPR certified through the American Red Cross. All pool lifeguards have lifesaving training and are Water Safety Instructor certified. The boating waterfront is manned by two lifeguards and all boating staff is Small Craft Safety trained by the American Red Cross. Throughout campus, the staff has access to AEDs, first-aid kits, and emergency phones.

We are cautious about the foods we offer. While not a nut-free campus, we are nut sensitive. Our daily snacks provide a wide array of options to suit all campers. Families always have the option of packing their own snacks if they so wish.

Each child brings their own bagged lunch to camp. Lunches are refrigerated until served. Parents of campers with special diets should inform us of their child’s nutritional needs.

It is easy to communicate dietary needs with us through the forms completed during the registration process. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. We are happy to do everything we can to ensure your camper’s health and safety. Families always have the option of packing their own snacks if they so wish. Through the camp health center, families are also able to view the ingredients list of all camp offered food.

All medications brought to campus must be in original containers and will be kept in the Health Center (except for some inhalers and EpiPens). Neither campers nor staff are allowed to keep any medication on their person, including vitamins and over-the-counter medicine.

All medication, except for those listed as part of our standing orders must be documented and signed for by a parent, using the Medication Administration Form. This will be explained in more detail as part of the registration process.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a fluid situation with rapidly evolving information and approaches to mitigating the risk of infection in different parts of the country and world. We expect the challenges COVID-19 presents to continue into the summer as will our unwavering commitment to keeping the health and safety of our community our first priority.

While we prepare the campus to be as safe as it can possibly be, we will stay in close touch with local, state, national, and international public health guidelines.

Our health and safety approach includes, but is not limited to . . .

  • Requiring everyone to wear a mask on campus. We will have a stockpile of disposable masks, should someone need a new mask. Masks will be required indoors and in certain outdoor spaces where distancing isn’t possible. We expect everyone to bring their own masks.
  • Emphasizing hand hygiene. Participants will be regularly reminded to wash hands and hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout campus.
  • Working to ensure a physical distance between individuals is maintained across campus.
  • Daily attestation: Every morning before the day starts, students, campers, and staff on campus will answer a series of questions to screen for symptoms of COVID-19. If an individual has one of the symptoms that is part of that daily checklist, they will not attend camp or come to work.
  • Requiring that campers and students who do not feel well act. Participants feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms of COVID should immediately contact their family physician and notify Brooks School.
  • Requiring that employees who become sick go home. If an employee becomes ill during the day, they should inform their supervisor and health center and immediately leave campus. If the employee receives a positive COVID test result, they should be prepared to provide Human Resources with a list of all community members with whom they had close contact during the last 14 days. Human Resources will communicate to these individuals that they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 while maintaining the affected employee’s confidentiality.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the campus.

 

More About Masks

Participants will be asked to bring a supply of masks with them to campus. Masks will be worn when inside buildings, as well as, outside when physical distancing is not possible. They should be laundered each day after use. We strongly recommend you label each mask with their name.

Does the type of mask matter? Yes: Masks must fit the following criteria . . .

  • Fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Completely covers the nose and mouth
  • Is secured with ties or an ear loop
  • Includes multiple layers of fabric, preferably cotton. Polyester alone is insufficient
  • Has no vents or valves
  • Allows for breathing without restriction
  • Is not a bandana, gaiter, or scarf
  • Can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to the shape

 

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