Frequently Asked Questions: Parent Orientation Series
Camp is just around the corner and many of you are beginning to have questions about camp. We have compiled the answers to many common ones in this blog. Watch the video of Anna Lauria, our Camp Program Manager, and Molly Herrmann, our Registrardiscussing some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is your counselor to camper ratio?
Our policy is a 1:6 ratio for the 6-8 year olds, 1:8 for the 9 – 14 year olds, and 1:10 for the 15-18 year olds. Specific activities have higher counselor to camper ratios. In cabins, we have 3 to 4 counselors for 10 to 15 campers.
My child’s medications are in day-of-the-week containers. Can I send them like this? How do I know my child is taking their medications?
As always, please include all medication information in CampDoc. You can send medications in separate containers but you must also include the original containers with the prescription on the bottle. We keep all medications in a locked cabinet in the health hut and our nurses dispense them after each meal. Our health staff are diligent about tracking down campers who do not come get their meds and log each visit to ensure that campers take their medications per your instructions in CampDoc.
What happens if a bee stings my child and they have a reaction requiring epinephrine?
We keep epi pens in all cabins, activity areas, the health hut and all first aid kits. First aid kits are carried on all hikes (including on campus hikes) and off campus trips. We take health forms for all participants on trips out so that counselors are aware of any allergies ahead of time. Additionally, all staff members are certified to administer epi by the State of North Carolina.
Click here to read our full list of frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about camp, call us at 828-877-4349.
–Anna Lauria, Camp Program Manager