Parents

A Day in the Life of a Camp Nurse

By: Aaron Clouser RN BSN It’s 8 am, you hear the loudspeaker outside “GOOOOODDDD MORNING CAMPERS!!! It’s Saturday, todays activities are…, Bunks 1-10 please have your laundry ready for pickup…”, and any other general announcements for the day. But wait, who am I kidding? I’m...

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To Chase a Dream, or Go Back to Camp?

by Jason Scott “You’re too old to go back to camp.” is usually the response I get when I disclose my summer plans.  I have spent every summer at a “sleepaway” camp since I was 12 years old. Coming up on my 21st birthday and tenth...

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Why I Love Being A Camp Doctor

Even after all this time, the phone calls aren't always easy to make. “Hi, Mrs. Smith, this is Dr. Kass at camp, don’t worry, everything is okay.” I usually get that out in one breath, then immediately transition to concrete details. "It's a finger. It...

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Looking Across the Lake: Doctoring at a Girls Camp and a Boys Camp

By Stephen Rockower, MD I grew up at camp. I went to my first overnight camp for 8 weeks at age 4, turning 5 that summer. My older siblings were there, and (as I remember) we had a co-ed bunk with female counsellors. I don’t...

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