HW- Health and Wellness
- ckHW-1: Professional Staff: All camps must have a nurse and a mental health professional at camp at all times. Professional Staff and Administrators must have phone numbers, addresses, and directions to the nearest hospitals and urgent care facilities. These facilities should also be contacted before camp and informed of Camp Kesem happening nearby.
- All camps with 60 campers or more need to have a “Nurse Assistant” present at camp. This may be an EMT, nursing student, medical student, or another nurse.
- The nurse must be a Nurse Practioner, RN or LVN (LVN qualification varies by state)
- The Mental Health Professional must have a master’s-level degree (minimum) in counseling, social work, or related field. Two years of experience is also preferable.
- ckHW-2: Medical Records and Medication: All staff and campers must have completely filled out medical records. The nurse must keep a copy of all medical records. Administrators, Camp Advisor, and Campsite Directors must all have access to the records as well.
- See ckPO-14: Confidentiality related to medical records.
- All medications at camp must be inaccessible to all campers and staff except for the nurse.
- ckHW-3: CPR and First Aid Certification: All Unit Leaders and Administration team members must be certified in CPR and First Aid by American Red Cross and American Heart Saver/American Heart Association. Training must be done in person. Copies must be kept in binder.
- Someone who is CPR/First Aid trained must be with every unit at all times.
- If a campsite is more than 60 minutes away from Emergency First Responders then a Wilderness First Aid certified person needs to be at camp at all times.
- If group is camping or doing activities away from camp and meds are needed during that time period, the Nurse can provide Unit Leader or Advisor with a Ziploc baggie with medicine inside. This Ziploc will also contain name of camper, name of medicine, and instructions on administration of meds.
- ckHW-4: Campers with Disabilities: Camp Kesem must attempt to make “reasonable accommodations” for campers with disabilities and medical conditions. If such accommodations are not available, or we cannot ensure the child’s or other campers’ safety, then we are unable to accept the camper.
- ckHW-5: Health Kits: All Unit Leaders, Program Counselors, and Administration team members must have a health kit with them at all times. This kit should, at a minimum, contain: Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, Band-Aids, Polysporin, Gauze, Sunscreen, and Bug-Spray.