Preventing and Treating Illness at Camp
While the COVID-19 requires specific preparation, it is also important that parents and guardians be aware of our existing plans to prevent and treat communicable illness, so we are offering the broad outlines of those plans here as part of a regular series on health and safety at Rockmont. You can find the full series here.
One of the greatest gifts of camp is the creation of a community of celebration, friendship, welcome, and growth. We spend a lot of time in close proximity to one another at Rockmont, and that kind of community living has required us to develop healthy medical practices that address a variety of communicable illnesses.
Our health plan begins with a health history form that we require and review for every camper. Further, we ask parents and guardians to delay bringing their son to camp until he has been fever-free for 24 hours. We perform an Opening Day health screening for fever and lice, and we train our staff in illness-reducing and identification strategies.