All medications are kept in our dispensary. Students and participants may visit the Health Centre at a time agreed upon with their teachers or chaperones.
In the event of an emergency, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (Bracebridge) is only 20 minutes away. Also, if a prescription needs to be filled, or a participant needs to visit the doctor for a minor ailment, teachers can take a student to one of two walk-in clinics in town.
Most Outdoor Centre staff are certified lifeguards through the Lifesaving Society and all staf hold current First Aid certification. Each season, a significant portion of the staff training program is dedicated to emergency procedures designed to deal with any situations that may arise during a group’s visit.
On top of that, staff members are certified in a number of other program skill areas. Certification includes safety and risk management training.
All staff, prior to their employment at The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education, are required to successfully complete a criminal reference check.
Students should pack a hat with a brim, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Sunscreen should be a minimum of SPF 15, but SPF 30 or higher is preferable. It is also helpful to bring a water bottle to Wenonah.
Wenonah is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association. Wenonah is also an active member of a number of organizations including:
- Canadian Camping Association
- International Camping Fellowship
- Association of Independent Camps
- Ontario Sailing Association
- Canadian Yachting Association
- Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association
- Red Cross
- Lifesaving Society of Canada