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Camper Health & Safety

At Hoop Dreams, we are committed to the health and safety of all our campers and staff. As such, many preventative measures are taken to establish the highest level of safety precautions possible.

  • FACILITIES

    Our facilities and equipment are inspected, cleaned, and certified on an ongoing basis by our full-time maintenance and housecleaning team.

  • CAMP STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

     All staff are required to be trained in Standard First Aid and CPR-C. As a further precaution, staff are also encouraged to attain the highest level of water and emergency certifications possible prior to working at camp so that we can be as safe as possible.

  • EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

     We have a fully-documented set of emergency procedures. All staff are trained on these procedures, and we practice them as a part of our rigorous staff training. These procedures are reviewed and practiced frequently throughout the summer.

  • FULL TIME, ON-SITE HEALTH CARE STAFF

     The Elite Camps Outdoor Leadership Centre is equipped with a fully stocked Health centre and a full-time Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Doctor on-site. This ensures that all camper injuries and illnesses receive immediate treatment and care. As well, all major buildings on-site are outfitted with emergency medical kits, which include defibrillators, epi-pens and minor first aid equipment.

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Your Camper's Health History

Included in the registration requirements is a Health History form for each camper.

These forms are reviewed by our Health Centre staff prior to check-in, to ensure they are prepared for any and all situations that may arise throughout the week. This also provides the opportunity to discuss any concerns with parents at check-in.

Upon arrival, parents will be given an opportunity to meet with the Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Doctor for the week. In this time, we ask that all parents inform our Health Centre staff of any allergies or health concerns that could emerge throughout the duration of their campers stay.

Any campers who are Anaphylactic are taken note of, and all staff are made aware of the situation. Their cabin coach will be instructed to make sure the camper carries his/her epi-pen.

Health Screening Prior to Check In

Following check-in, campers are screened for medical conditions, such as head lice, gastrointestinal illness and influenza.

If your child shows symptoms of any of these conditions prior to camp (ie. up to 72 hours), please ensure they are assessed and treated ahead of time.

If treatment is not completed prior to camp, please contact the Camp Director to discuss next steps.

 

HEAD LICE: Please perform a check before camp. For more information on identification and treatment, click here.

GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS: Symptoms include but not limited to vomiting, chills, abdominal cramps and diarrhea

INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESS: Symptoms include but not limited to fever with a cough and one of the following; sore throat, muscle aches, joint pain or weakness.