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Health Center & Policies

High Meadows employs qualified medical professionals to tend to the health care needs of campers and staff on site during the camp day. Our professional Health Center staff tries to address issues to the best of their abilities. Some situations require that a camper be sent home, such as vomiting, diarrhea, persistent fever, or temperature above 100.5 degrees. Parents are notified immediately of any major medical concerns, at the discretion of the Health Center staff. In extreme medical emergencies, the nurse or Camp Director may call 911. For non-life threatening issues, we prefer that parents transport their children to a doctor or hospital for further medical attention. We generally do not call parents regarding minor issues which are easily taken care of and do not affect the camper’s day, such as cuts, scrapes, & bug bites. Most campers visiting the Health Center are given a note to take home describing the issue and our treatment.

In the absence of the nurse, or for offsite trips, a staff person who is currently certified by a nationally recognized provider of training in standard first aid and CPR is designated as the health care manager.

Current and complete health forms are required for all campers and staff participating in our programs as they are vital in making our program safe. We expect that all information is up to date and that any changes or additions are reported to the Health Center in a timely manner. We cannot permit campers without completed health forms to participate in our program. Unit Leaders, Counselors, and Specialists are made aware of relevant medical issues prior to camper arrival. All medical information is kept secure and used judiciously to provide the best experience possible for our campers in a safe, responsible environment.

Appropriate first aid supplies are located in the Health Center, in the vans and buses, and at waterfront areas. First aid supplies are taken on all offsite trips. Mini-packs are available at castles and activity centers.

High Meadows follows the standards and recommendations of the American Camp Association. Medications are strictly monitored and access to them is restricted to key personnel. Campers who are taking medications to be administered at camp must bring them in their original prescription bottle with correct physician-issued instructions. Medications must be brought directly to the Health Center or given directly to the staff member, along with a completed Medication Release Form. Campers who use epi-pens or inhalers must have parental / doctor authorization to carry these medications with them on campus.

High Meadows follows Universal Precaution procedures in accordance with CDC guidelines for the handling of human blood and body fluids. Education and adherence to procedure are intended to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens by treating all human blood and specified body fluids as potentially infective.

Staying hydrated is very important at camp. We take advantage of every opportunity to encourage campers to drink fluids. Water fountains and juice jugs are located all around campus.

High Meadows Camp - 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 | Phone: 770.993.7975 | Email: camp@highmeadows.org
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