Safety is our #1 priority! All of our camp activities and excursions are carefully planned to prevent accidents and maximize the safety of all our campers and staff.
We have a minimum of 1 counsellor for every 7 campers, plus CITs (Counselors In-Training), senior staff, camp security, and athlete centre staff. Our counselors and staff members are carefully selected and trained.
Most of our staff are between 20-34 and come from a variety of backgrounds: bilingual or trilingual, gregarious and fun! They are trained and Certified in Wilderness First Aid & CPR and have cleared a criminal background check.
International children must have an International Medical Insurance valid plan upon arrival at camp. Parents please remember to provide all information and details in your application form.
Children who are not covered by a Canadian medicare plan may be billed if outside medical, dental or pharmaceutical services are required.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
We have a first class hospital in Whistler that covers full emergencies and has helicopters too.
Whistler Health Care Center
4380 Lorimer Road
Phone: +1 604-932-4911
Fax: +1 604-932-4992
Most activities take place within 20 minutes of the hospital. Yes, basic medication will be provided. Counsellors are Wilderness First Aid certified and always have medical kits on them.
While prevention is the best way to keep camp safe, we also regularly practice emergency procedures with the whole camp, ensuring each camper and staff member knows exactly what to do in case of an emergency.
If any child has an injury that is of the slightest concern, parents are immediately contacted. Most medical things are scrapes and bruises biking, an occasional bee sting, and once in a while a sprained ankle.
In an emergency, parents are immediately contacted once the child has received basic First Aid. If necessary there is a strict protocol to stabilize the camper and get to the emergency room. Any important decision is referred to parents, otherwise, it is the official attending doctor that makes decisions.
Electronic Device Policy
This is such a special opportunity for kids to truly connect with nature, the outdoors and interact with others. Therefore computers, tablets and video games are not allowed at camp. However electronic readers, music players and photo cameras will be allowed at certain times of the day. Cell phones are allowed to call home.
Electronic devices will be stored in the camp’s office for safety. Campers will have access to their electronics upon authorization of the staff.