As we know the world is not the place it was in 2019. We have been working with the ACA, Wayne County Camping Association, Testing facilities, Doctors and insurance companies to put together the safest plan for our campers to join us this summer. Through testing, quarantining, controlling measures of coming and going on the camp and eliminating certain special events we believe that we are able to have a summer that is safe and one that allows the kids to get back to what they need most, to be kids. As an enrolled parent we will be sharing detailed plans outlining what we are going to be doing to ensure that those things happen. Feel free to reach out and speak with Odie at any time to discuss.
Our first priority at Island Lake is the health and safety of our campers and staff and this is a responsibility we take very seriously.
Our health center is staffed with at least five nurses and a physician and is well stocked with what we need for almost any contingency. The nurses are all Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners and they and our physicians are all licensed in Pennsylvania.
Our staff goes through eight days of orientation and much of that is centered on safety and emergency procedures. Additionally, many of our staff members go through up to a week of additional training in their activities prior to orientation. The circus, outdoor adventure, mountain biking, and horseback staff all arrive early for this. Each of our waterfront staff members goes through the American Red Cross Life Guard Training course at camp even if they are already certified.
In summary, we do everything in our power to provide a safe and healthy camp experience at Island Lake.