Health & Safety
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 sick 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
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.
If you need to mail medication to camp, please mail it to:
ATTN: Infirmary (Your Son's Name) Alpine Camp for Boys P.O. Box 297 Mentone, AL 35984
If you need to use FedEx/UPS to send medication to camp, please use the following address:
ATTN: Infirmary (Your Son's Name) Alpine Camp for Boys 138 County Road 619 Mentone, AL 35984 Phone: 256-634-4404
If your son has a food allergy, please be sure to include on his health history. Due to a large volume of dietary needs, our kitchen is only able to accommodate medical allergies. If your son is a picky eater, we have lots of options and many children start to try new foods at camp. If you have food allergy questions, you can email head cook, Gail Collins, or director, Carter Breazeale, .