Health & Safety Services

Health Center

Camp Northwood maintains a well-equipped Health Center. Two New York State Registered Nurses and a New York State Licensed Emergency Medical Technician provide 24-hour on-site medical care.

Insurance

Camp Northwood carries its own health and accident insurance for every camper.

Physician Services

Camp Northwood’s doctor-on-call operates a medical clinic just 10 minutes from camp and the Faxton/St. Lukes Hospital campus located in Utica, NY is approximately 25 minutes from camp and is available for emergency medical services.

Medication

All camper and staff medication is kept under lock and key in Camp Northwood’s Health Center. Medication is only dispensed by Camp Northwood’s medical staff.

Camp Physicals

All campers and staff are required to have a physical within twelve months prior to the start of the camp season.

Industry & Safety Standards

Camp Northwood is a fully accredited member of the American Camping Association and is subject to regulation by the New York State Department of Health. We take pride in the fact that our health and safety standards far exceed those established by the camping industry. Routine inspections conducted by the New York State Department of Health and the American Camping Association involve evaluation of cabin safety, food service operation, medical facilities/procedures, water systems, program areas as well as staff quality and certifications.
For more information regarding Camp Northwood’s Health and Safety Record, please contact the New York State Department of Health at: (315) 866-6879

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