Dr. Jill Baren considers camp doctoring to be a joyous and all-consuming mixture of work and play. She has more than 10 years of experience working as a camp physician and has been involved in every aspect of running a camp health center including staff selection and training, development of policies and procedures, facilitating parent communications and planning and conducting emergency drills.
Her motto is “campers need to be in camp and not in the infirmary” and therefore her approach to camp doctoring is proactive, pre-emptive and preventative to ensure camper health and safety. Between her two sons, a niece and a nephew, Dr. Baren has been a camp parent and aunt for a total of 28 summers! Although all 4 “kids” are too old to attend camp, Dr. Baren continues to work as a camp physician each summer.
As an academic emergency physician with pediatric emergency medicine specialty training, Dr. Baren sees camp doctoring as a natural extension of her practice. She brings a depth and breadth of both clinical and administrative knowledge to Camp Health Consulting.