Our Approach to Health and Safety

Camp Champions was established in 1967 and we’ve had 51 summers of excellence.

In order for camp to be an incredibly impactful experience, campers must be healthy, safe, and happy. We make camper health and safety the top priority so everyone can enjoy the fun activities and events that camp has to offer.

We are an ACA-accredited camp focused on safety, fun, and growth. We have an extensive 2-week staff orientation, in which our counselors are trained in First Aid and CPR, and also receive thorough training on best practices for working with children. Our on-site team of camp nurses is available 24/7 to handle any injuries or illnesses, with an MD making camp visits three days per week. We strive to communicate and partner with you before camp begins so we can learn about your child and give him/her the summer of a lifetime!

Before Camp

Prior to your child’s camp term, we ask you to fill out forms regarding his or her health history, current medications, immunization records, and a physician’s examination. We aim to ensure that our nurses and staff members are fully informed of and prepared for anything health-related that might occur while your child is at camp. We also screen all campers for Lice on Opening Day and treat as needed. In order to have the best summer at camp, we know that campers need to be healthy upon arrival.

Medication

Our nurses dispense both prescription and over-the-counter medications from the Ill Eagles Nest several times daily. All medications brought to camp must be checked in with the nurses on Opening Day. Our nurses will talk to you about your camper’s medications, and will administer as directed throughout the term. If your camper requires a new prescription medication during camp, our nurses will contact you and ensure that the new prescription is given as needed.

ACA Accreditation

We are proud to be an ACA-accredited camp We want parents to feel confident in our ability to administer a camp program that focuses on safety, fun and growth, so we use the best third-party verification available. We also want our staff to know that they are joining an organization that invests in doing things the right way. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish our mission at camp without knowing that we are following the best standards in the industry.