Health & Safety
We know that it is an awesome responsibility to
care for your child. This is the theme of our staff training and
the guiding philosophy of every decision we make. This
philosophy covers both the physical and emotional safety of our
Skylake is unique among overnight camps with its
small cabin groups. There are only six or seven campers in a
cabin. Counselors and campers quickly bond to create the one on
one relationship that guarantees from day one that a staff
member is focused on the health and safety of your child. All
counselors at Skylake are certified in First Aid and CPR, and
90% of counselors are certified Red Cross Lifeguards.
There are 65 counselors for 210 campers.
has a fully equipped health care center with a registered nurse
living on site. The health center is where all medications must
be stored and where the campers come for their medications.
Prior to the campers arriving in camp the counselors and the
nurse review every child’s medical history and all campers
receive a health check within hours of arriving in camp. Skylake
is located only 8 miles from a medical doctor's office and
emergency facilities. In the event your child needs medical
attention you would be contacted immediately.
Bullying and other emotionally or physically aggressive behaviors are not tolerated
at camp. The Skylake environment is incredibly effective in creating a strong
sense of community. Most of the negative behavioral issues that
are so prevalent in the schools and day to day life do not
present themselves at camp. However, the staff and the
administration are trained to be able to look for these issues
and to respond quickly. Skylake’s small cabin ratios are
extremely helpful in that no camper ever falls under the radar,
and everyone is heard and seen. Staff are in touch with their
campers at all times and are constantly assuring that everyone
is OK and adjusting to camp life in a positive way.
At Skylake we believe we are 99% effective in sending home
campers who are happier, stronger, and more self reliant than
when they arrived at camp.