Camp Health Certification
Camp Health Certified Camps are committed to excellence in many aspects of camp health care. Below you will can review the criteria for Camp Health Certification and determine if your camp, or your child’s camp, should apply to be CH Certified.
To become certified:
- Review the certification criteria below
- Identify a medical liaison to attest to certification standards
- Contact us and we will work together towards your camp health certification.
Once your camp is CH Certified, we will send you a CH Certified logo to use on your website or marketing materials. CH Certification is a great way for current parents, prospective families and potential staff to know that your camp supports an exceptional standard of camp health care.
Staff their health care facility full time with licensed clinicians who meet one of the following clinical training criteria.
- Clinical experience in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Family Practice
- Camp specific supplemental experience derived from previous work in an overnight camp
- Asynchronous camp supplemental training prior to the first summer working at overnight camp
Has a designated well demarcated physical space specifically dedicated to receiving and treating ill or injured campers and staff
Has an emergency communication system for responding to on-camp emergencies
Has identified local health care and emergency resources, including but not limited to:
- Local emergency department
- Local EMS provider
- Local Fire department
Have established algorithms for activation of 9-1-1 system and camper transportation to local hospitals via car or EMS.
- Have Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) on camp
- Have epinephrine auto-injectors available, at all times
- Equipment for taking vital signs
- Equipment for stabilizing neck injury (backboard and C-collar)
Established protocols for initial stabilization of life-threatening medical emergencies
Medication administration safety procedures
Documentation of camper/staff encounters
Has standing orders for treatment of common camp illnesses and injuries that are reviewed annually
- For more information on protocols and standing orders, consider becoming a CHC Member camp