Health Care

We feel a keen sense of responsibility for the health and safety of your son and as such we employ the following health procedures during camp. Our medical staff confers with cabin counselors on the daily health habits of the boys in their cabins, and they also advise the administration regarding all health and safety matters.

It is imperative that you emphasize to your son the importance of going to the infirmary if he feels bad or has any bites, rashes or an abrasion. Please explain to him that we are there to help him stay healthy and can only do this if we know about his medical needs.

We hope that your son will never need to experience our Infirmary, but if he needs us we are here to help him get back on his feet! We will contact you if there is ever an issue that affects your son’s camp experience. This would include the following circumstances:

  • If your camper needs to spend the night at the Infirmary
  • If your camper needs prescription medication
  • If your camper needs to visit a doctor in town, get x-rays, or lab work
  • If your camper’s schedule must be changed due to an illness or injury

Medical Care

Our health center operates as a primary care clinic for the camp. Your son’s health record is maintained there and should he need medical assistance we are well equipped to help him. Our medical staff consists of one physician and three registered nurses. This allows us to have two nurses on duty 24 hours a day. In addition, 90% of our staff is instructed in American Red Cross First Aid and is CPR certified. The health center is fully stocked with medical supplies to aid with everything from minor abrasions to more serious conditions.

If our medical staff feels a camper needs treatment that we cannot provide, we have excellent medical facilities a short distance away at DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, AL or at T. C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Every effort will be made to contact parents before treatment is administered.

Prior to Opening Day, please contact us to discuss any health concerns. For your son’s sake, as well as the health of other campers, please do not bring him to camp if he has had a fever or other illness within 24 hours of Opening Day. Please call us to discuss this with us.