Experience Unforgettable - Camps & Retreats
    Summer Healthcare
    At Camp Caroline, your child's health and safety is our top priority.  As a part of our effort to keep every camper safe, we have several healthcare protocols in place designed to help our staff team provide the best possible experience for anyone who participates in summer camp.  

    Contagious Illness Protocol

    In an effort to keep our campers and staff happy and healthy, Camp Caroline has introduced a contagious illness protocol. The communal living environment of summer camp brings an increased risk for spread of contagious illnesses (e.g. influenza, chicken pox, pink eye, COVID-19, etc.). Staff and campers who have experienced symptoms of contagious illness in the seven days prior to the start of camp are asked to remain at home until no longer contagious. Campers who reveal symptoms of contagious illness upon arrival at camp or who develop these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other campers and staff, and parents will be asked to take them home. Camp fees or a pro-rated portion thereof will be refunded in the case of cancellation or early departure due to illness.


    The province has provided us with a number of guidelines and best practices to follow. These best practices will be very similar to those you and your children already experience at work and school, e.g., physical distancing, cohorting, regular cleaning and disinfecting, PPE when needed, and strong hygiene expectations. 


    • Our staff will participate in training designed to protect campers and counselors during their stay. This training will include proper hand hygiene, proper techniques for cleaning and sanitizing, instructions regarding new gathering limits and physical distancing, and proper use of PPE.


    • We have developed cleaning protocols to thoroughly clean and sanitize cabins and common areas regularly. As part of our protocols, special care is taken to clean and sanitize high touch surfaces and any shared equipment.


    • Camps will be run at a reduced capacity this summer. We will run 3 different camps (cohorts) each session. These camps will run separate from one another with limited or no interaction between camps. 
    • Physical distancing practices will be in place for campers, counselors, and any one else at camp. 
    • Everyone who comes to camp will be properly screened. 
    • We will maintain appropriate records for contact tracing.
    • We will also have a rapid response plan in place in the event a camper, counselor, or another staff member on site develop symptoms while at camp.
    • In the months ahead we will continue to work with Alberta Health to make sure we have the most recent health care plans in place for this summer. 

    For more information on Camp Caroline's COVID-19 response. Please visit our COVID-19 Response page. 

    Camp Nurses and First Aid

    Each summer, Camp Caroline hires a trained nursing student to serve as our Camp Nurse for all our camp sessions.  This individual will, at a minimum, have completed their 2nd year of a provincially recognized nursing degree and will have current First Aid certification.  In addition, Camp Caroline aims to recruit a fully-licensed and practicing volunteer RN for each week of the summer who will serve alongside our Camp Nurse for the duration of that week.  These individuals will be responsible for the primary healthcare of all campers, including first aid, emergency care, and medication distribution.  Any additional staff that may be responsible for the secondary healthcare of a camper will receive the appropriate training to do so by these camp nurses.

    If a medical situation were to occur, the camp will attempt to notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) or other emergency contact(s) as soon as possible.  In the case of accident or illness, the participant must pay for any emergency transport and hospital/physician/medical expenses.

    Medication Administration Times

    The camp schedule accommodates four different medication times, at which our camp nurses will provide medications to those campers that need them.  These four times are breakfast, lunch, supper, and bedtime.  We cannot guarantee the ability to accommodate any alternative times.  If this is a concern, please contact the camp prior to your arrival.

    Medication Packaging

    We ask that all camper medications are pre-packaged by a pharmacy before your camper arrives at camp.  This will streamline our process and minimize the potential for medication errors.  Your camper will also spend less time waiting in line and our nurses will have more time to devote to your camper's other healthcare needs.  Your cooperation with this protocol is respectfully requested.

    Pill Form Medications

    All medications in pill form must be blister packed by your pharmacist in order to be distributed to a camper while at camp.  Pills must be packaged separately by day and delivery time (breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime).

    We will accept these forms of packaging:

    1. Pharmacy Packed Blister Packs

    Each blister pocket contains all the medication, in pill form, that is to be taken at a particular day and time.          

    2. Pharmacy Packed Multi-Dose Strip Packaging

    Multi-Dose Strip packaging consists of individually sealed compartments which contain all medications in pill form that are to be taken at a particular day and time. 

    Non-Pill Form Medications

    Liquids, creams, inhalers, powders, and injectable medicines are to be delivered to Camp Caroline in their original prescription packaging, with the name of the camper and clear dispensing instructions included. 

    Over-The-Counter Medications

    Camp Caroline stocks most over-the-counter items such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), antihistamine (Benadryl), antacids (Tums), etc., so there is no need to send these medications if they are taken on an as-needed (PRN) basis.  Inhalers and Epi-pens are the only "just in case" medications accepted at camp.

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