Our health service practices are shaped by regulations and/or guidelines from entities such as Minnesota’s Nurse Practice Act, the Minnesota Department of Health, standards of the American Camp Association, the Standards of Camp Nursing Practice and our insurance companies.
Please contact Health Services at: (800) 450-2214 (direct line: (218) 586-8771) if you have questions about information in this section.
Additional, detailed healthcare information will be provided to parents in the Parent Handbook after you have enrolled your child.
We want to provide a healthy experience for each villager. To accomplish this goal, we partner with you. You know your child’s health needs; we know the capabilities of our program. Our healthcare plan is designed to complement the growth and development needs of children and youth within normal parameters.
After you have registered, all necessary health forms are available on your MyVillage account and must be completed four weeks prior to arriving at your session. Health forms are also available on our website.
Use our health forms to tell us about your child’s health history. Our desire is to work effectively with your child, something made possible only with complete information from you, so please be thorough and forthcoming. The information you provide is shared with appropriate staff on a “need to know” basis. Please note the following:
Parents/guardians are financially responsible for costs associated with providing healthcare to their child. Should your child be taken to see an out-of-Village provider, you will be billed by that provider based on the billing directions you provide on your child’s health history form. Note that some clinics and pharmacies do not bill; they require payment. If we anticipate that your child’s clinic or pharmacy requires payment, you will be instructed to call your credit card information to that business.
Village deans use a NOAA weather radio and have developed a weather response plan specific to their Villages. Staff is trained to follow this plan, which emphasizes the safety of the villagers.
Minnesota: The summer weather of northern Minnesota varies greatly. We can have hot, muggy weather in the upper 90s followed by very cool days in the low 40s. Your villager may also experience a thunderstorm.
You are encouraged to contact Language Villages’ health services, especially if special arrangements are needed to support your child’s stay in our program. Such requests are needed at least four weeks prior to your child’s arrival.
8630 Thorsonveien NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Direct Line: (218) 586-8771
Fax: (218) 586-8770
Main Office: (800) 450-2214