In obvious emergency situations, emergency services will be called.
We take allergy safety very seriously. We strive to work in partnership with our students, his/her family and medical providers to develop a plan that provides a safe environment for the student.
We work to increase awareness as well as minimize a camper’s potential exposure to allergens, and are prepared to respond in the event that a student has an adverse reaction.
Some of the allergies of greatest concern to parents relate to peanuts and tree nuts. We are a nut free facility. We pay close attention to a student's particular allergies and have a management plan to meet his/her needs. Whereas it would be impossible to ensure that campers never come into contact with food residue or a food item of concern we make every effort to keep the two apart.
Student's who suffer from severe allergies as reported on their health forms will be asked to complete and submit an allergy management plan in consultation with their parent. and any medication that their child requires for emergency treatment (i.e. Benadryl, EpiPen, asthma inhaler) in a clearly marked container. The student’s health form and Allergy Management Plan is provided to the program director. Middle and high School campers for whom an EpiPen is prescribed are expected to carry the EpiPen with them at all times. All elementary school campers for whom an EpiPen is prescribed must keep an EpiPen with the program director at all times. All staff are trained to recognize an allergic reaction, administer an EpiPen, and contact emergency response personnel.
Student's are not allowed to share food from home. If a student has a severe food allergy, the program directors will institute practices and cleaning routines in order to minimize exposure. For example if a student has a food allergy the instructors will ensure that the child does not sit with or near a student eating that food, and require all students to wash their hands after eating.
Reliability checks are done on all staff. In addition, we strive to choose our staff that teach classes in our other programs throughout the year to ensure they are well know to management.
Our Program Director, who is with the students at all times, is professionally trained in group dynamics, conflict resolution and bullying/abuse awareness and prevention, and provides the same training to our staff. Senior staff also receive first-aid and CPR training.