Summer Camp FAQs

FAQs.  Please select a category to find the answers to some of your most pressing questions.  If you don’t see your question, please contact us.

Health and Wellness

As you know, the weather in Nebraska ranges from cold and rainy to hot and dry during the summer months. We care about your child’s health and well-being.  If the weather is really hot, we reduce the amount of heavy physical exertion that occurs in the heat of the day.  We also take extra water breaks and monitor campers closely.  One nice aspect of Calvin Crest is that there are several indoor air-conditioned meeting spaces and the dining hall is climate-controlled as well.  This allows campers a chance to cool off before heading off on their next adventure.  Our cabins are air-conditioned so our younger campers do sleep in relative comfort.  The A-Frames and Bunkhouses have plenty of screens to allow breezes to blow through.  Most nights, these facilities cool off quite nicely.

Our Health Care Supervisor will ensure that your child takes their medication on the proper schedule. All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must come in original packaging.  Prescription medication must include dosage information.  The Health Care Supervisor is able to administer pills, liquids and sprays.

Calvin Crest has been accredited by the American Camp Association since 1969. Maintaining our accreditation requires us to meet or exceed standards in a variety of areas including health and wellness.  Because of the type of camp we run and our proximity to emergency personnel and in consideration of the time it takes to get to a major medical facility, we are required to have a dedicated staff member who is certified in First Aid and CPR.  We make every attempt to fill our Health Care Supervisor position with a college student who is working towards a nursing career.

Severe weather does happen during the summer. We are notified in a number of ways for the potential for severe weather.  We receive phone calls from local law enforcement when the potential for a life-threatening storm is imminent.  All onsite permanent staff have weather apps on their smart phone and a weather radio at night.  If severe weather is predicted, our staff monitors it closely.  For tornadoes and high-wind weather events, we can seek shelter in the Lower Area Lodge, which is a large meeting space built into the side of a hill with a cement ceiling and heavy wooden drapes to cover the glass windows.

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