The Health & Wellness Team works together at camp to maintain the safety of all campers and staff at camp. This makes it necessary for these team members to work together collaboratively. Although each team member has a specific role (outlined below), the goal is to reach a consensus. Professional judgment is considered and valued while ultimately abiding by established rules and policies.
• Nurses: Manage first aid and medical situations that arise at camp; responsibly distribute medications to campers and counselors.
• Mental Health Professionals (MHPs): Manage behavioral and emotional situations that arise at camp. Provide support to counselors to better serve their campers.
• Camp Advisors: Ensure that established policies and procedures are implemented appropriately at camp. Camp Advisors serve as the liaison between the chapter and National during camp.
• Support Aide (if needed): Assist in program planning, coach counselors through accommodations, and guide campers in camp participation.
Interpreter (if needed): Translate and interpret spoken language using American Sign Language or other manual sign language systems and vice versa to facilitate communication between hearing and Deaf/HOH individuals.