The health and well-being of our campers and staff is our highest priority. Our professional and summer staff spends considerable time developing protocol to maintain the safety of our camp community, and creating effective planning for responding to any type of crisis. For us, health and safety applies to the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of everyone in our community.
The physical health of each member of our community is entrusted to our excellent medical team. This team is directed by Dr. Gary Mann, who specializes in Emergency Medicine. Our health centre is staffed by one licensed physician and two nurses at all times throughout the duration of the summer. This team ensures that:
- Daily medications are dispensed in a safe, accurate and secure way
- Community members requiring medical attention are treated promptly and appropriately
- Parents are communicated with, according to our medical protocols, in a timely and professional way
Camp is a 15 minute drive to the West Parry Sound Health Centre, an outstanding hospital with whom we have an excellent relationship.
Camp George strives to be a place where each member of our community is always safe – physically and emotionally. We are an environment that is open, tolerant, and accepting of individuals and families from varied backgrounds, and orientations. As an inclusive community, we welcome campers and staff with special needs if we determine with the family that we have the supports needed to ensure a successful experience. Our goal is to ensure that each child who is part of our community is fully integrated into our programs and activities.
Accreditation, Certification and Training
We are proud to be an accredited camp of the Ontario Camps Association. In addition, we are affiliated with both the Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society. Each of our waterfront areas is supervised by at least one NLS certified lifeguard at all times. The rest of our staff community is certified in CPR, basic first aid, and epipen training. Camp George complies with all Provincial and Municipal codes of health, and other regulations governing children's camps.
To ensure that camp is a safe environment for everyone, we do our best to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. We are a nut sensitive facility – we do not have products with nuts in our Dining Hall or Tuck Shop. We have a dietary needs specialist who works with our kitchen and with our campers at meal times to ensure that they have access to the food they require. We do not allow outside food to be brought in to camp by campers or staff.
We are a Sun Aware Certified Camp, following guidelines for best practices of sun safety set by the Melanoma Network of Canada. Campers are directed to apply sunscreen throughout the day and wear appropriate clothing, including hats. Sunscreen stations can be found around camp and staff carry sunscreen in cabin backpacks that travel with each cabin throughout the day.