Medical concerns are a top priority at our camp, which is why the Health Center is staffed by a physician who is on our grounds 24/7, along with four registered nurses! They are an outstanding team of medical professionals. All members of the team have previously worked at Camp Echo, in our self-contained, fully equipped care center, or at other camps or child care facilities. They bring extensive experience and a special passion for working with our campers to Camp Echo. And, we are less than 20 minutes from a level 2 hospital in the event of an emergency.
Health Call takes place after every meal, and campers are encouraged to come in for a visit when they (or their counselor) think they need medical assistance. Nurses dispense medications at mealtimes in the Dining Hall, using CampMeds, a quick and safe pre-packaged system (we have a method for nighttime medications, too!).
If a camper is staying in the Health Center overnight, parents will receive a call from one of our nurses. We are committed to maintaining a high level of communication between camp and home when it comes to your child’s health. And, by the way, should there be an overnight stay, rooms are cozy and – yes – have TVs and VCRs, along with books, crafts, and board games! Camp Moms also always pay additional visits to our overnight guests.