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Health & Safety

Camper health & safety is our absolute, #1 priority.

Throughout the year, our Medical Director, Dr. Jeff Vogel, and our Health Care Consultant, Dr. Christine Duncan, work to ensure that we provide our campers the best care possible. This includes updating our Camper Medical Policy, recruiting a strong team of licensed health care professionals to join our Med Shed, and thoroughly reviewing and approving each camper's health forms before we even get to camp. If needed, our team will reach out to a camper's family or treatment team when appropriate to clarify any questions and ensure they are well-versed in each child's needs while they are in our care. 

In the weeks prior to camp, we reach out to families to find out about any last-minute health changes that we should be aware of. When campers arrive to camp or to a bus-site to be checked in, members of our medical team will review each child's medication schedules with parents and ensure that our records are correct and up-to-date. 

While at Overnight Camp, we transform one room of our lodge into our "Med Shed", where licensed doctors, nurses, and physician assistants can be found anytime throughout the day or night. Our medical team checks in on campers regularly throughout the week to make sure everyone is staying hydrated, sunscreened, and well-rested. Our Med Shed team also administers daily medications and provides any first aid care as needed.

In the case that any medical concern arises while at camp, parents will be immediately contacted by a member of the Med Shed or the Camp Director. Parents will always be notified promptly of any medical concern. Communication is very important to us and we make sure parents are always in the loop. 

We have an incredible team of experienced medical professionals returning to our Med Shed in 2018. Please check back shortly for their photos and short biographies!

Camp Casco abides by all state health regulations for summer camps and is licensed by the Becket Board of Health. Camp Casco follows the Gold Ribbon standards suggested by Children's Oncology Camping Association, International.