Health History is recorded through our enrollment system and is due 2 weeks before the start of each youth's first camp session. This allows our staff to prepare for and attend to the needs of each camper; it includes information about medication, dietary restrictions and allergies, immunizations, and medical conditions. Campers will not be admitted to camp without current Health History information; completion is required annually. Following enrollment this form will be available to fill out in your account under the forms and documents section.
Physical exams are recommended every two years, but are not required. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns you may have so we can help make sure each camper's experience is a positive one.
All personal health information is kept as secure as possible, shared only with the Health Care Staff and those who work directly with your camper.
In the interest of our camper community, and as advised by federal, state, and local health agencies, we require all youth, all staff, and families who attend Camp Fire camps to be immunized in compliance with Washington or Idaho State School Requirements, as applicable to each camp’s location.
When youth arrive at camp they’ll be asked to complete a health screening with our Health Care Staff to ensure camper and staff understand all expectations regarding the camper’s health. Children with communicable diseases may not attend camp until they are no longer contagious. Campers with injuries, including broken bones or stitches, require a doctor’s note to attend camp.
If your camper is injured or develops a significant illness while at camp which requires special care from the Health Care Staff or medical care outside of camp the adult listed on the Health History will be contacted as soon as possible. If your camper is too ill to remain at camp, you will be asked to come and pick them up. In most cases, youth who become too ill to remain at camp will be sent home to rest and recover. Guardians are responsible for the cost of any outside medical care or expenses incurred while attending camp. If a camper gets sick at camp, the program fees may be refunded at a prorated rate or the camper may be able to attend a later session.
Campers spend their days outside with prolonged exposure to the sun. Staff monitor program pace and remind campers to apply sunscreen and drink water. Program flow is varied to seek shade when possible. Help your camper understand when and how to apply their own sunscreen. If you feel your camper needs help, please send a note. Be sure to pack a sun hat and water bottle labeled with your camper’s name and reinforce the importance of drinking water.
A certified nurse or physician is on-call to provide both routine and emergency advice and all staff are First Aid/CPR/AED certified; an AED is kept on site. Staff and volunteers complete thorough training and rehearsal for a wide range of emergency situations.