Parents

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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Taking a Deep Breath: Asthma and Color War from a Camp Doc

By Ron Goldenberg, MD Dr. Ron we have a boy in the infirmary who can’t breathe.   This call is common at camp, especially during Color War.  It is mid-August and it is often a hot and humid 85+ degrees. I make my way over to...

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Why I Went to Summer Camp

By Hayden Vick Ah, 7:30 is here again, and the ringing of the bell I now know all too well has stirred the men of cabin six. Sleepy-eyed and exhausted, we all get out of bed at the bell’s request because we know that the...

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