Health & Camp Safety - Glorieta Camps
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Health & Camp Safety

Putting Safety First

Our goal is to provide a place where camper health and safety are our highest priority. Where each camper can have fun adventures, build new friendships, and grow closer to God.


Camp health and safety begins at home. First, we encourage everyone coming to camp to make sure you and all your campers are well rested before arriving. You’ll be doing a lot that requires energy and it’s best to have some energy reserves stored up.

Staying hydrated is another very important element to a camper’s enjoyment during their stay. We encourage everyone to drink plenty of water throughout each day and to start your hydration process in advance at home so your body has hydration in store.

For Day Campers, we need parents to make sure their campers get enough sleep each night. A week of Day Camp is full of non-stop fun and activity, a good night of sleep is essential in helping your camper enjoy their week of camp.

For parents sending first-time campers, we encourage preparing your child for camp as your child will be away from home and surrounded by new people, new activities, and a new environment.

Talk to them about new experiences they will have and new friends they will make to get them looking forward to the adventure and ease any nervous anticipation they might be experiencing.

Health & Nutrition

Yum. Yum. Yum. Campers need a lot of fuel to power them through their adventure activities each day and our Food Service Manager stays right on top of it by providing plenty of tasty meals made from high-quality ingredients and fresh, healthy produce. Our kitchens receive high inspection scores and our full-time cooks are certified in preparing food for campers to enjoy. Lunch and a snack are provided each day to keep kiddos energized and ready to go!

Medication Collection & Distribution

At Group Camp, Glorieta staff members handle all distribution of medications to campers. Medication will be collected upon the camper’s arrival and given to a staff member for distribution throughout the week. Any emergency medications, such as inhalers and EpiPens, will remain on the camper or counselor at all times. Regulated refrigerators are available if needed.

Please place all medications in a labeled reclosable plastic bag with instructions clearly marked on a label. Medications will be administered as prescribed by our designated Camp Health Director.

Water Quality

Glorieta Camps watershed area (the surface area that collects and drains water from snow and rainfall) is 5,280 acres and runs in a north-south direction from Glorieta Baldy to the lake located in camp. Drinking water is supplied by two wells located within Glorieta Camps property. Our water is regularly monitored and tested, disinfected and is safe to drink by EPA standards.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Glorieta Camps has four working Automated External Defibrillators (AED) located throughout campus. Each AED is maintained in good working order and is checked and signed off on monthly by a designated program director to assure that they are all working properly in case of a medical emergency that requires them.

Lifeguards on Duty

Our Staff go through an extensive three-week training course to attain their lifeguard certification, CPR/AED/First Aid certification, and training for all of the adventure activities we offer.

We have a large number of trained lifeguards on duty at all times during all waterfront activities. Lifeguards supervise and oversee all waterfront sports and action features to insure that campers play safe and have the most fun possible.

First Aid and Minor Incidents

Glorieta Camps provides basic first aid for minor injuries and ailments for Group Camp, Summer Camp, Family Camp and Day Camp. Well stocked first aid kits are located near all of the major camp activity areas. They are regularly checked and accessible by all staff members. Trained staff also have basic first aid supplies on them at all times.

Our trained camp personnel and full­-time staff are responsible for treating minor scrapes and bruises and for making day to day medical decisions for campers within the limits of their training. For more serious injuries, conditions or ailments, trained Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals are summoned to administer care and treatment as is needed.

Child Protection Plan

Glorieta Camps takes your child’s safety very seriously and has a Child Protection Plan in place to assure their well being, maintain constant vigilance and prevent abusive incidents from occurring. As a result, we have never had an incident of abuse. While we DO NOT discuss sexuality as part of our curriculum, it is important that you have an age-appropriate discussion with your child before attending camp. This will help keep your children safe any time they are away from you. Please review our Camper Code of Conduct with your child before they arrive, and educate them on what behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable. Let them know that if they encounter any problems, to go immediately to their counselor or closest available staff member for assistance.

Bed Bugs & Lice Elimination

We hate bed bugs and lice, and are out to eliminate them! They are NOT welcome at camp and with the high volume of guests that are come and go, we take many proactive steps to prevent them from showing up. We train our staff to look for signs of bed bugs, and we inspect for bed bugs between every camp session. But we can’t do it without you. So please do your part to insure these pests don’t come to our camp from your home.

Here's what you can do to help eliminate bed bugs and lice.
  • Only send clean clothes and bedding that have been run through the dryer on high heat.
  • Wipe down all non-­cloth items with a warm washrag.
  • If you are sending luggage or items that have been in high ­risk areas (hotels, camps, dorms, apartments, airports, etc.) check for signs of bugs and treat them.
  • Pack your belongings in a hard trunk or plastic container that can be wiped and sanitized, or soft duffle that has been run through the dryer.
  • When you return home, run your camper’s belongings, including the bag, through the washer and dry on high heat. Look through anything that can’t go in the dryer.
  • Teach your camper proper hygiene when it comes to washing hair and sharing hats, scarves, bandanas or anything else they would put on his or her head.
  • If you notice your child scratching their hair before or after camp, please have them checked by a healthcare professional.