We make sure that our counselors and camp leaders are aware of each child’s needs, and we keep our counselor-to-camper ratios small. We hire a mature staff that loves being with kids. There are 2-4 Registered Nurses on staff each day from 9am-4pm. We have strict safety procedures in place for all activities, including the lakefront, archery, and our ropes course. The staff members that work in these areas are certified and trained, and our lifeguards are Red Cross certified.
Since it’s opening, Everwood Day Camp has been an allergy-friendly campus, accommodating the needs of our campers with peanut and tree-nut allergies, as well as gluten and dairy allergies. As a prime focus of our mission is the health and safety of the campers and counselors in our care. Therefore the decision to be allergy friendly was a simple one. We are a community where we take care of each other and being allergy friendly is one way that we do that.
By providing peanut and tree nut free snacks, plus gluten and dairy alternatives everywhere on campus (where food is served, including our cooking program), all of our children are able to fully participate in our camp program. Our families have all agreed to forgo lunch items that contain peanuts and tree nuts and our counselors are diligent about double checking lunches. Our registered nurses are incredible resources and work with all our families of children with allergies and train our staff to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all our campers.