Arriving and staying healthy are vital components of the camp experience and each Concordia Language Village has an onsite health center staffed with licensed health practitioners, including health center assistants, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners or MDs. Our health services staff are here to ensure campers remain healthy and safe throughout their program.
With public health outbreaks occurring in parts of the United States and the world, we understand that parents may have questions about what can be done to keep children safe. At Concordia Language Villages, we want to provide a healthy experience for each villager. Our practices are shaped by regulations and guidelines from entities such as the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Camp Association. Our standards of practice are informed by the Minnesota’s Nurse Practice Act, Standards of Camp Nursing Practice and our insurance companies.
Concordia Language Villages carefully monitors US and international health updates and bases our practices on recommendations from the following organizations:
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
U.S. Department of State (travel advisories)
In April 2020 we will begin using CampDoc to collect health information. CampDoc is the leading software company for camp medical records management, and has been endorsed by the American Camp Association. It’s a very secure, reliable platform for the information, and maintains legal confidentiality.
Unlike previous years, Camp Doc will retain some medical information from year to year, so you will only need to provide updates in future years, rather than completing all new health forms each year. As our summer 2020 health forms become active we will post information on these new health forms.
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.