HEALTH, SAFETY, & NUTRITION
Safety is Our #1 Priority
The safety of your children is of utmost importance to us. Those who are selected to join our team are required to attend a thorough, week-long training program which includes training in leadership, safety, and anti-bullying.
We provide training on and abide by our values, which highlights that at camp, every child and staff member is respected and included for who they are and for what they have to offer to our community.
Learn more about everything we do to keep your kids safe while they are entrusted to our care.
We do everything in our power to ensure our campers are as safe. In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, we are well-prepared. We have two registered nurses on site at all times. In the event of an emergency, a hospital is located just 22 minutes away. Fire, police, and EMT are all within 3 miles away.
Camp physicians and nurses dispense medications daily during mealtimes and before bedtime. We carry a full supply of basic over-the-counter medications (cough medicine, Pepto Bismol, cough drops) and healthcare products like sunscreen and lip balm – all free of charge for any kids who need them. (With nurse and parent approval.) Medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be checked in with the nurse at the time of registration. Our nurses and your child’s counselors will help to see your camper is receiving their medication at the proper times.
Camp in an outdoor setting requires particular attention to the effects of the sun. Our commitment to sun safety involves particular attention to parent education and staff training. We ask that parents pack sunscreen prior to campers leaving and our camp staff will schedule regular re-application at camp. We will provide extra sunscreen if your campers runs out.
Beyond singing and dancing on your seats with your friends, our food is great too! We're dedicated to providing excellent food service every summer. Our wonderful kitchen staff creates three unique and delicious meals every day. Our delicious and nutritious meals are planned to satisfy every campers’ tastes.
Our goal is to have each camper saying how much they loved the food at Camp StarCrest!
Our chefs are able to provide safe and tasty alternatives for all campers, including but not limited to gluten-free needs, vegan and vegetarian diets, kosher, peanut and nut allergies, and lesser-known restrictions like allergies to red-dye. We have a gluten and nut free station in our Dining Hall, complete with gluten-free toasters and implements.
We keep Epi-pens in stock and all counselors are trained to use them during First Aid training.
If you have any questions concerning camper medical care, food sensitivities, or if you are interested in physician or nursing opportunities at Camp StarCrest, please contact our camp nurse.
The most important safety procedure at camp is staff training. Camp StarCrest runs extensive pre-camp training for all of our staff.
During this training, our health team ensures that all staff are competent with basic first-aid care and principles. Safety comes first and we want to ensure that everyone has an understanding of how to make camp fun and enriching while maintaining a safe environment for all. All of our staff are first aid & CPR certified, archery counselors and lifeguards receive additional training.
Our staff also participate in training that identifies the uniqueness of our outdoor setting and our directors are responsible for directly training our staff in all aspects of best-in-class risk management so that both campers and staff can enjoy their days at Camp StarCrest.
All of our staff have access to radios to ensure communication for emergencies.
We have a 6:1 (4:1 for our younger campers) Camper to Counselor ratio, and that means there are lots of trained eyes, and ears, keeping watch over your child to make sure that campers are as safe as possible.