Our camp health center (or mirpa’ah in Hebrew) is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of nurses and physicians throughout the summer, and is the place to make sure campers are staying healthy and getting the care they need.
Campers who feel ill during camp will be seen at the Health Center. Our staff will respond based on the symptoms and will be in touch with you if the camper needs to stay overnight in the health center, go off camp for treatment, or receive a new prescription medication.
Throughout everything we do we are guided by our most sacred value – the health and well-being of the children, staff, and faculty that are part of our community. With that guiding value in mind, we worked in close partnership with our colleagues across the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), our medical advisors, and the American Camp Association to operate a safe and healthy camp season in 2021 amidst COVID-19. We will continue to work closely with our partners, from now through next summer, to offer a safe camp experience for our community as the status of the pandemic unfolds.
As we’ve seen in so many facets of our lives, the best practices surrounding COVID-19 are continually changing. As we did last year, we will remain nimble and responsive to ever-evolving state and local standards and protocols, in partnership with our team of medical experts. Our camp families are our most important partners and we will share information with you from now through the time your campers are with us about the steps we take to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.
You can read our COVID policy updates from summer 2021 below.
Campers who take prescriptions, supplements, and over-the-counter medications on a regular or as needed basis will store their medications in the Health Center to be supervised and dispensed by our nursing staff. In order to ensure the safety and integrity of the medication dispensing, all medications need to be ordered from the camp pharmacy, JDrug. Parents will be emailed with more information about ordering medication after March 1st.
We are committed to providing a safe camp community where our campers can develop self-esteem, a sense of independence, and comfort in expressing their inner-most selves.
Camp Care Staff — In addition to the health center staff, who focus on the physical health of campers and the camp community, we have a team of social workers and psychologists who focus on the mental and social emotional health of our campers and staff. The Camp Care team’s goal is to ensure each camper and staff has the tools and support they need to be successful at camp.