On the first day of Camp, each child meets with our nurses to discuss any health needs. At this time, nurses will review any routines around medications with individual campers (all medications are kept locked and secured in the Health Centre dispensary). The medical team is available to each child throughout their stay.
Our Camp Doctor oversees the organization and administration of our Health Centre. In the event of an emergency, the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (Bracebridge) is only 20 minutes away. Also, if a prescription needs to be filled, or a child needs to visit the doctor for a minor ailment, campers are taken to a walk-in clinic in town. It is our policy to only notify a parent when their child has seen a doctor or stayed in the Health Centre overnight due to illness.
In the spring each year, families are asked to complete updated health information on their child and submit it to Wenonah online. This allows for proper preparation is advance of the Summer Camp season.
In addition to being an accredited members of the Ontario Camps Association, Wenonah is an active member of a number of other organizations including:
- Canadian Camping Association
- International Camping Fellowship
- Camp Owners and Directors Association
- Ontario Sailing Association
- Canadian Yachting Association
- Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association
- Red Cross
- Lifesaving Society of Canada
Many children come to Camp Wenonah with severe or life-threatening allergies. To ensure that Camp is a safe environment for all Wenonah campers, both the Summer Camp program and Centre for Outdoor Education are designated as “nut aware”. All food served through the kitchen and on outtrips is carefully screened to ensure it does not contain nuts nor nut products. We strongly urge families not to send any food products with their camper, and we do not permit any nuts or nut products to be brought into Camp. In such case that a product does contain nuts or traces of nuts, it will be removed immediately from the Camp property.
We are proud to partner with the Melanoma Network of Canada to encourage campers, POLARIS/WCITs, and staff members to learn about sun safety while at Camp.
We are a Sun Aware Certified Camp. This means that we follow guidelines for implementing best practices for sun safety at Camp. Wenonah is one of fourteen overnight and day camps in Ontario that have participated in the Sun Aware Camp Challenge.