Training staff during pre-camp orientation and training:
Health and Safety Precautions, routines, and procedures
First Aid procedures
Notify the Assistant Camp Director of all emergency and major admissions to the camp’s Health Care Center.
With the assistance of other staff members, examine each camper upon their arrival at camp for lice, communicable diseases, and signs of abuse.
Notify the camp Business Manager (in the Business Office) and the Assistant Camp Director of any camper or staff member that is taken to Dominican Hospital or other medical treatment—for insurance and workman’s compensation claims.
Review with the Cabin Leaders of their responsibility to report:
Illness, injury, or unsafe practices and conditions that might contribute to camper and/or staff accidents
Camper dietary habits, including failure to eat a variety of food and rapid gain or loss of weight.
Symptoms of disturbance such as restless sleep, nail biting, withdrawal, or prolonged
Review the established Health Care Plan and pay particular attention to the following guidelines:
Responsibilities and authority of any other staff providing health care
General routines for camp health care and sanitation
Provision of supplies and equipment
Relationship and agreements with medical personnel, hospitals, and providers of emergency care
Ensure treatment protocols have been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician and includes:
Procedures for dealing with common illnesses and injuries
Procedures for health screening.
Prepared to handle life threatening medical emergencies and establish procedures to handle emergencies such as:
Emergency transportation to medical facilities
Written arrangements with community services for emergency transportation
Written instructions to Food Services Manager regarding staff and camper food allergies and written instructions to counselors regarding allergies of campers in their care.
Known or reasonably expected potential emergencies related to known health conditions of staff and campers (i.e., epilepsy, bee sting allergies, etc.)
Ensure complete health histories are on file for all staff and campers, which must include the following information:
Current health conditions requiring medication
Special restrictions or considerations while at camp
Minors have signed permission forms from parents for emergency medical treatment
Maintain a daily health log with the following information in ink:
Date, time, and name of person injured or ill
General description of injury or illness
Description of treatment, including any treatment administered away from the health center at the medical clinic, hospital, or wilderness trip
Administration of any routine medication after each meal and at bedtime according to label instructions ensuring that all medications are returned to the campers on the last day of each session.
Initials of qualified person evaluating and treating the patient
Responsible for keeping the Health Care Center clean, and adequately stocked with health and medical supplies, this includes keeping all first-aid kits and universal precaution kits stocked for all buildings including camper dormitories.
Complete all accident and insurance forms on staff or campers requiring medical attention
Complete a written brief at the end of the summer to include:
Summary of treatments for all staff and campers to:
Camp Health Care Center
Clinic or Dr.’s Office
Equipment inventory and requisitions for the next year
Recommendations for next summer regarding health and safety procedures on the first day of camp sessions and review all health records, compile and distribute copies of medical forms to all counselors.
Records for insurance companies (incident reports, etc.)
Responsible for the continual supervision of staff and campers who, due to health or medical reasons must remain in the Health Center
Any other duties as assigned by the Assistant Camp Director
Spend time with, befriend, and interact with all Cabin Leaders & campers in order to foster a quality camping experience in accordance with the stated goals of The Salvation Army’s camping program
Be an appropriate & effective example for both campers and staff members, exhibiting Christ-like conduct, concern, and service
Report any suspected child abuse issues to the Assistant Camp Director and take necessary actions to report it properly
Report general property maintenance issues to Facilities Manager or Maintenance Crew Chief
Work closely with the OAC Director with maintaining medical supplies and ensuring that the medical logs are signed and in order
Assist the Assistant Camp Director in any other duties as requested in order to maintain a consistently high level of efficiency in the operation of the camp.
All staff may be called upon at any time to assist in the total operation of the camp. You are expected to join in all evening programs; absences are excused only through the Assistant Camp Director.