SAFETY & CAMPER CARE
Your child’s safety is our number one priority while he or she attends Camp Ozark. While Camp Ozark cannot completely eliminate the possibility of a child becoming ill or being injured while at camp, we do recognize that before the “camp experience” can be anything else to the child, it must be a secure environment for the child to learn and grow.
Every session is staffed by a licensed, on-site Physician and at least 10 Registered Nurses who live in one of our 2 Health Centers.
In addition, Camp Ozark has access to Ambulance service in nearby Mount Ida as well as air evacuation services, if needed, in the case of an extreme emergency.
At Camp Ozark, it is our goal to create a secure environment for your child. Camp Ozark goes to great lengths to ensure that our staff is properly screened during the application and interview process and then thoroughly trained so that your child will be surrounded by the finest young Christian role models that colleges around the country have to offer.
Camp Ozark is highly selective during the interview process and only selects about 550 summer staff members from approximately 2200 interviews at 35 college campuses around the country.
At Camp Ozark, our goal is to treat your child “like one of our own.” One of the ways we strive to do this is by taking a comprehensive approach to your child’s health and wellness. Ways we do this include, but are not limited to, hygiene checks, medication dispensation, allergy management plans and a proactive and preventative approach to sanitizing and disease control. In addition, we place a strong emphasis on the “Big Five”:
Cabin Square is home to our youngest campers. We have embarked on a 5-year plan to completely renovate the original cabin square area. Our new cabins will be a little bigger, a little roomier and will enhance the traditional summer camp experience for our youngest campers. In addition, our new cabins will have “in-cabin bathrooms” and are duplex style for an even more incomparable cabin experience.
Middle school aged boys bunk in Frat Row, the Foothills and the Condos. For middle school girls, it’s the Waterfalls, Suburbs and Condos. Bigger Cabins, awesome views.
High Schoolers bunk in a completely separate part of the camp called THE SUMMIT or THE PINES. They have their own dinning hall and separate lounging areas.
The Camper Care Program is an integral part of camp and is designed to help make the Ozark experience truly incomparable for campers and their families. Among the many facets of Camper Care are the Camp Moms. Camp Moms serve as a mom away from home and help make the transition from home to camp as smooth as possible.
Camp Ozark firmly believes that all campers deserve to have an “incomparable” camp experience, and, while rare, any camper behavior that negatively affects the experience of others should be addressed in a decisive and timely fashion. Camp Ozark has developed a system of Camper Monitoring designed to prevent, identify and resolve camper behavior issues.
We know selecting the right summer camp for your child is an important decision. We are here to answer any questions you have.
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