Experienced & Dedicated Medical Team
Camp Wawona's medical staff is onsite and is available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Camp Wawona Medical Team is comprised of a licensed and registered doctor, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant and at least two registered nurses.
The safety and health of our campers is of utmost importance. For the last 85 years, Camp Wawona has succeeded in providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for all ages. Prior to the start of camp, all Summer Camp Staff are trained by the American Red Cross in CPR and First AID and receive instruction on recreation and aquatic safety, health and nutrition, risk management, camp management systems, and youth guidance. This ensures that Camp Wawona is able to provide an unbeatably safe and fun camp experience.
All activities carry first aid kits which are maintained by the nursing staff on a weekly basis.
The Camp Wawona Medical Building has supplies and equipment to provide for basic medical care.
Supplies include but are not limited to: AED, bandages, casting, suturing, emergency medications, IV, etc.
The Camp Wawona medical building is available to handle basic first aid and emergencies.
•An indoor treatment facility that is isolated and quiet
•Treatment room and private medical bays
•Lockable cabinets, doors and refrigerator to secure medications
•Showering unit and toilets
•Water for drinking
Since Camp Wawona is located in Yosemite National Park, Emergency Medical Services from the park are dispatched when called. These services are only called in emergency situations as Camp Wawona is equipped to handle basic needs.
Administration of medications is at the discretion of the Camp Wawona Medical Team
All camper medications, both prescription and over the counter, must be in original bottles with labels. Medical staff will not administer medication received in bags or plastic containers. With the exception of inhalers and epi pens, all medications are dispensed by Medical Staff as directed by a prescribing physician or signed instructions of a parent/guardian. Please take medications out of luggage and have them ready to present to Medical at Registration. Vitamins, dietary supplements, and other natural remedies will not be administrated by the Wawona Medical team, so please leave them at home.
It is vital that you fill out the camper health forms to the best of your knowledge - the information you provide is all we have in case of an emergency.
- Closed toe shoes are essential to participate in all camp activities.
- Sunscreen and bugspray will ensure your camper has a happy week at camp. (Also available in our Camp Store)
- Water bottles makes it easy to stay hydrated throughout the day. (Also available in our Camp Store)