Health & Wellness

Camper Safety & Well-being is our Number One Priority

Our health staff consists of an on-site doctor, five registered nurses, a Health Center Manager and two student nurses who oversee the medical care of our campers throughout the summer. Our doctors and nurses all live on campus to ensure appropriate care, 24 hours a day. Our on-campus Health Center is a clean, bright and spacious building equipped with two separate examination rooms, medicine dispensary, full kitchen as well as a ‘quiet room’ for campers and staff to rest. We are only a short distance from two health clinics in our local area and two major hospitals in Honesdale, PA and Binghamton, NY.

Campers carry a water bottle to activities and are encouraged to drink throughout the day to remain hydrated. They are also constantly reminded to apply sun-screen and to wash their hands before meals. There are several hand sanitizer stations throughout camp and on each table in the dining room. Out of extra caution, the campus is sprayed for ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy and counselors help the girls do tick checks after a nature walk or overnight. We hire a professional lice company to come to camp three times to conduct head checks and will treat the campers as necessary

A Little Extra “TLC”

We understand that young girls away from home dealing with a health issue often need an extra dose of “tender loving care.” It is essential that our nurses have not only the credentials and experience to be a skilled RN but also have the right temperament and bed-side manner to work with children. They understand that working in a summer camp requires them to be sensitive to the needs of children. Our Health Center manager is a mom herself, so she is also able to provide comfort to the children. If a camper sees the doctor, he or she will call the parents to discuss their diagnosis. Parents will also receive a call from the HC manager if their child needs to stay in the Health Center overnight. You may also speak to your child personally and check in on her throughout her stay.

Nutrition

During the summer our campers are constantly on the go-go-go…so it’s extremely important that they eat right to maintain their health and energy. Our menu is both diverse and nutritionally sound with well-balanced meals that kids enjoy eating. Of course we realize that not every child is going to like every meal, so we always have multiple options available. Complimenting every meal is an outstanding salad bar (or ‘breakfast bar’ at breakfast). We also have an afternoon snack everyday at 4:30pm on the dining room lawn, such as fresh peaches, plums, apples, goldfish, pretzels, ice pops, cookies, etc.

We’re able to accommodate campers with specific food allergies and invite you to contact us to speak more about your child’s dietary or medical needs. We also have a ‘special diet’s’ Chef specifically for members of our community who are vegetarians, have Celiac or food allergies (we are a nut-aware camp). In addition, our Dining Room Manager works the dining room of every meal to help ensure that our pickier eaters or those with special dietary needs are looked after.

Breakfast

At breakfast we offer a different hot meal each day served family-style, such as pancakes, bagels. fresh eggs, waffles or French toast, accompanied by orange juice, water and milk (choice of skim, 2%, almond, oat or lactaid.)

OUR DAILY BREAKFAST BAR OFFERS:

  • Hot Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • A dozen or more varieties of cold cereals
  • An abundance of fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapefruit, oranges, kiwi, mango, honeydew, bananas and more
  • Yogurt – Greek, plain or plain mixed with our fresh fruit
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Pastries, donuts and pop-tarts (on special occasions!)
  • Different Assorted Bars (such as Lara Bars, Nutri-grain bars and others)
Lunch

At lunch we serve a different meal each day such as quesadillas, caesar salad with grilled chicken, pizza, meatball subs, grilled cheese, buffalo wings, mac n’ cheese, grilled chicken sandwiches and more.

Salad Bar

OUR DAILY SALAD BAR OFFERS:

  • Choice of fresh greens (iceberg, romaine, spinach, spring mix, arugula)
  • Fresh Veggies (cucumbers, carrots, peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower, sprouts and mushrooms to name just a few)
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Protein options (chick peas, shredded cheeses, grilled chicken, tofu, hummus, hard boiled eggs, tuna salad, chicken salad, edamame, feta and blue cheese, etc.)
  • At least half a dozen salad dressings
  • Full selection of sliced meats & cheeses
  • Assortment of different breads, including whole grain
  • Specialty items that vary day to day such as soups, baked potatoes, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips
Dinner

At dinner we offer a hot meal along with our full salad bar and fresh, hot pasta every night.

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE MEALS ARE:

  • Spaghetti with or without meatballs
  • Chicken nuggets or tenders with french fries
  • Roast Chicken, challah bread, creamed spinach and barley
  • Chicken or steak fajitas
  • Chicken Teriyaki with rice and veggies
  • Weekly Barbecues overlooking the lake- Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, corn, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, corn bread and watermelon
  • Taco night!