Health & Safety
Our infirmary is equipped to provide basic medical care and is staffed by two to three registered nurses. Our nurses provide first aid care, dispense medication, and assess injuries and illnesses for additional care outside of camp. In addition, our infirmary houses emergency equipment such as an AED and epi-pens.
Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, is located only eight miles away from Brown Ledge and offers the state’s finest hospital, the University of Vermont Medical school, as well as an abundance of physicians in all specialties, within a 15 minute drive of camp.
Should one of our campers have an illness or an injury that requires medical attention that our infirmary cannot offer, we are fortunate to have a number of excellent health care facilities located near camp.
For non-emergency situations, Colchester Family Practice or the Fannie Allen Walk-In Clinic are our care providers of choice.
In case of illness or injury, a camper’s parent(s) will be notified as soon as reasonable, depending upon the situation.
Children who require scheduled medication, our nurses work with campers and their families to set this schedule and dispense the medication. Typically, our nurses attempt to distribute scheduled medication as close to meal times possible, but office hours are also available in the evening. Again, the schedule will depend on input from our camper’s families.
BLC provides life jackets for sailing, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. All campers are required to wear a lifejacket when participating in these activities.
Campers participating in riding activities are required to bring with them a helmet and boots with a heel. We ask that campers provide this equipment as properly fitted equipment is the most effective.
Mouthguards and protective vests are optional and we rely on our campers and their families to determine whether or not to include them in their packing lists.