Health & Safety

Safety is our first priority at The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education. Our commitment to a safe and enjoyable visit for all students is acheived through a number of different policies and procedures.

Health Services
Camp Wenonah Health & Safety

Wenonah meets the rigorous standards of the Ontario Camps Association, as well as those of local Health and Fire Departments.

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.

We are proud to meet and exceed the standards of the local Health and Fire Departments as well as the rigorous standards of the Ontario Camps Association.

Staff
Wenonah lifeguard keeps a watchful eye. Wenonah is a member of the Lifesaving Society of Canada.

Wenonah lifeguard keeps a watchful eye. Wenonah is a member of the Lifesaving Society of Canada.

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.

Sun Safety

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.

Accreditation

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