Health and Safety
Safety is our number one priority at the YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps. The entire staff go through an extensive two week training prior to the beginning of camp. During that time they learn first aid, lifeguarding, accident prevention, and proper techniques regarding the skill's programs. The staff receive training to help them understand children and their development as well as daily health needs.
A well-equipped health center is maintained at our camps, staffed by State of Michigan Certified Health Officers. A Health Officer is on duty at all times operating under "standing orders" from our camp physicians. The camps have medical doctors on call at all times and are only a short distance from local hospitals. If an injury occurs, regardless of severity, we require that it be reported to the Camp Health Officer.
At check-in, campers and parents meet the Camp Health Officer to review the campers health history and turn in any medications. All campers are required to have had a physical within 12 months of attending camp to ensure that your child is able to fully participate in their camp program. The camp physical form is on our website under "forms."
Staff members inspect their campers daily for cleanliness and any minor injuries. The constant supervision by mature counselors, all of whom are trained in CPR and First-aid, make it easy for parents not to worry about the welfare of their children while at camp.
Our concern does not stop at the boundaries of the camp. When the campers travel outside of the camp for their trips, the groups are equipped with first aid kits, emergency procedures, and emergency contacts. Trip leaders are trained and certified in wilderness first aid techniques.
- Cell Phones
- Video Games
- Single Gender
- Extended Trips
- International Staff