Our health care staff are seasonal and reside in the Health Center during each camp season between the last week in May through Labor Day (until the camp season ends). They may be contacted during this time. The year-round administrative staff can make notations regarding specific health needs for your camper’s records during the remainder of the year.
Camp Health Center
Our health care staff contacts parents/guardians if a camper's illness or injury requires treatment by the camp's clinic physicians, if there is a fever of over 100 degrees, vomiting associated with other symptoms, more than two episodes of diarrhea, head or spinal cord injuries, or if the camper is retained in our Health Center for 24 hours. Our resident camp nurses will communicate with the clinic and parents regarding the diagnosis, any necessary medications, and after-care treatment. Camp staff will communicate with parents and guardians if other issues arise during the session.
Taking Medicine at Camp
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for the common cold, stomach ailments, headaches, cuts, and abrasions are stocked in our Health Center and administered by our Health Center staff according to our camp physician’s standing orders. Contact the camp office if you need more specific information.
Medications and homeopathic treatments are dispensed by our Health Center nursing staff or specially trained staff at the Health Center daily after breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before evening vespers.
Middle Park Medical Center is 15 minutes away from camp and utilized for emergency services. It offers 24-hour care and consultation. The Middle Park Medical Center is fully staffed 24 hours a day. Grand County EMS services provide ambulance service for emergencies. A staff member will accompany your camper during their transport and the entire clinic visit.
Campers are seen through the emergency room portion of Middle Park Medical Center. The clinic portion cannot always schedule appointments for our campers. The only exception is for any maintenance injection, such as allergy shots. If your camper requires this medical treatment, please call the camp office.
Non Emergency Services
Our camp travel staff provides transportation to and from the clinic for non-emergency trips. A staff member will accompany your camper during their transport and the entire clinic visit. In non-emergency cases, you may wish to take your camper home. You are welcome to discuss this option with our camp nurse.
Health and safety procedures for Adventure/Trekker Trips and Leadership Training Programs are as follows:
- Staff members are trained in Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder and carry a first aid kit on all trips.
- Staff are trained in evacuation procedures and equipped with maps identifying the closest ranger stations.
- Staff members carry GPS Garmin InReach devices with messaging capabilities to contact the camp office and emergency personnel.
- If staff members cannot tend to an emergency, 911 is called. For our wilderness evacuation procedures, please get in touch with the camp office.
Mental Health Services
If a camper confides in our staff the intent to do self-harm, our protocols require us to call mental health services in the county for professional support, which may result in a trip to the Emergency Room. Per our protocols, camp staff is prohibited from transport in these situations. The Grand County Emergency Medical Services or the Grand County Sheriff will transport the camper. Camp staff would accompany the camper in both cases. Any calls home in this situation would come from Mental Health Services and the licensed provider.
Colorado Child Care Services
Child care services are essential in supporting families, and strong families are the basis of a thriving community. Your camper’s education, physical, emotional, and social development will be nurtured in a well-planned and well-run program.
Licensed facilities make every effort to provide children with a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, on rare occasions, physical or sexual abuse may occur. If you believe your camper has been abused, you should seek immediate assistance from the county Department of Social Services. The telephone number to report child abuse in Grand County is 970-725-3331.
For additional information regarding licensing or if you have concerns about a child care facility, please consult:
Colorado Division of Child Care
1575 Sherman Street