Safety and Health


After registering, you will be sent a set of Confidential Health Forms to be completed and returned by June 1. You will need to list all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications your child takes, including any natural or herbal remedies. You will also include dosage, frequency, side effects, and the condition for which it is prescribed. It will be important to indicate if there are any common First Aid Kit medications that are not appropriate to administer to your child.

If your child will be taking prescription medications during the trip, a licensed professional will need to list and sign off on each medication. Our course instructors will be responsible for carrying and providing these medications to your child. On the first day of camp, you will need to give the course instructors ALL of your child’s medications in their original bottle with the full label attached. All medications should be placed together in a sturdy Ziploc bag with your child’s name written on the bag. When giving the instructors your child’s medications, please confirm procedure and regularity of medication with the instructors, and clarify any questions they may have.

In Case of Emergency

If you need to reach your child due to an emergency at home, you can call the Camp Director, Ann Wicks, at 434-295-8859. We will do our best to reach your child. However, be aware that due to the irregularity of cell-phone service, we may not be able to contact her immediately. 

Safety Precautions

The safety of all participants and counselors is of the highest priority for all of our events. We have tailored our procedures and policies to minimize participant risk. In case of an emergency, our Lead Instructor is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and all instructors have First Aid and CPR training, carry first-aid kits, and are trained in an Emergency Response Plan. Instructors have emergency communication devices that they will use to get in touch in the event of an emergency. Please be aware that in certain locations, these devices may not be reliable.

Despite preparedness, accidents can happen. Both parents and course participants should be aware that there are risks in all outdoor activities, including cooking and camp chores, adverse weather and environmental conditions, remote locations, and vehicle or foot transportation. Please carefully read the Waiver and call if you have any questions. It is important that all participants and parents fully understand the associated risks and agree to adhere to our policies and procedures that help ensure a safe and rewarding trip for all. 

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