Camp Ojibwa has a fully equipped and operational modern health center
The facility contains two exam rooms and adequate space for any campers or staff that may need to be isolated for health reasons. The Health Center stocks over-the-counter medications and supplies that can meet the majority of our medical needs.
Directing the Sachs Family Health Center for the summer of 2022 is Parks Watson. Parks’ medical experience and her Ojibwa history make her uniquely qualified for this role. Parks has been a working RN since 2010, and for the last 7+ years has worked as a Pediatric Emergency Nurse. In May 2022, she will earn her Master’s in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Parks is also a beloved member of the Ojibwa community already! She has spent 10 full or partial summers at Ojibwa working in the health center. The staff and campers truly respect and appreciate her, and her love and knowledge of camp life make her a perfect fit to lead the Medical Center.
Supporting Parks this summer will be a full staff of nurses along with our incredibly loyal and helpful visiting doctors. These doctors vary in specialty and connection to camp and their expertise is always appreciated.
Finally, our Health Center will be supported by PediaTrust, a pediatric specialty group made up of almost 70 clinicians that provides concierge telemedicine services. With this relationship, we have unlimited, around-the-clock access to a pediatrician assigned to Camp Ojibwa who, with the support of our medical team, can address any individual medical concerns that may arise.
The health and well-being of your son is our top priority and we believe that the healthcare staff and facilities at Camp Ojibwa are second to none. You can always feel safe that your camper is being cared for and looked after.
Healthcare Protocols include:
Before First Day
- Thorough review of medical history and collaboration with any necessary parties including cabin counselors, kitchen staff and head staff.
- Camper evaluation including baseline weight
- Head lice check
- The Health Center is open after every meal and before bedtime to dispense medications and have the medical staff treat non-emergency patients
- Parents are notified upon any illness requiring overnight stay, as well as other significant illnesses and injuries
- Area specialists are available to support the camp medical team as needed
- Close proximity to local hospital should X-Rays or other support be necessary
- Members of the medical staff are on call 24/7