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Health & Safety At north star Camp for boys

Nobody is more concerned for the health and safety of our campers than we are. It is our utmost priority every summer.

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. The American Camp Association partners with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving organizations to develop health, safety, and risk management standards based on best practices for camps to adhere to around the country. North Star Camp participates in a thorough accreditation process to ensure our camp operations, facilities, program quality, hiring practices and staff training, risk management, and emergency procedures and policies are best in class.

North Star Camp Health Center

At North Star Camp, we have a newly renovated, air-conditioned health center that is staffed by Registered Nurses and health aides who are available 24/7. Our fantastic health center team provides the best care and support for the physical and emotional well-being of our campers and staff. We also partner with pediatricians for virtual visits if needed and work closely with the medical team at Hayward Memorial Hospital, which is 15 minutes from camp.

Our health center team will provide communication and updates for parents if their camper stays overnight in the health center or requires outside medical care. 

For campers who require daily medication, parents will need to sign up for CampMeds prior to camp. CampMeds pharmacy helps streamline our health center operations and ensures that every camper receives their correct medication and dosage at the right time of day. Information about how to sign up or questions related to medication at camp can be found on our Medication At Camp page.

Three health staff members smile while sitting outside of the Handler Health Center at North Star Camp for Boys.
North Star Camp health center staff members smile on the health center porch.
Four health staff members pose outside of a log cabin- the health center at North Star Camp for Boys.
Two staff members wearing matching North Star Camp for Boys grey t-shirts smile with stethoscopes draped around their necks.