|Health, Safety, and Food
Safety is our first consideration in every camp activity, and we take every precaution to protect the health and safety of our campers.
All staff members are certified in American Red Cross first aid and CPR. Staff members who work in the highly technical areas of canoeing, swimming instruction, lifesaving, and rock climbing have extensive background in their specialty.
Counselors live in the tipis with the campers (one to each tipi of four campers) and keep parents informed of their child’s experiences through a weekly card or letter.
We have a well-equipped health station where a registered nurse is on duty each day to attend to the physical and emotional needs of campers. At the beginning of each camper's stay, the nurse will complete a health screening for each camper and interview him and his parent about any individual health issues, allergies, etc. Throughout the camper's stay, the nurse is available each day to monitor any cuts, bruises, bites or rashes that may need attention. Illnesses and emergencies are cared for at Pediatric Associates or Rutland Regional Medical Center, both in nearby Rutland, Vermont.
Since we are interested not only in caring for injuries and illnesses, but also in preventing them, campers are required to have a physical exam within twelve months of camp, and to complete a medical form to ensure our records are up to date and that the family doctor’s instructions are carried out.
Diet is an important part of the summer experience at Night Eagle. Emphasis is placed on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and unprocessed foods. Garden activities are offered throughout the summer. Although weeding and hoeing may not be the most popular activities in camp, they give campers opportunities to experience firsthand the satisfaction that comes from working with the earth and seeing the result of that work at harvest time. At mealtime, boys are more likely to try unfamiliar foods if they helped to both prepare them and to grow some of them!
All food in camp is prepared in our food shelter, which is designed to serve delicious meals in a sanitary manner. Food is always plentiful and is cooked by the campers themselves over an open fire, or baked in our homemade oven with the assistance of our food service manager. Then, after the conch calls us all to circle up for a meal, the food is served buffet style in our open air dining structure.
Menus are approved by a certified dietician, and everything, including our water source, is inspected each summer by the Vermont Department of Health.
Our dedication to the health and safety of our campers and staff is demonstrated in our voluntary participation in the American Camp Association accreditation process. We are proud that Night Eagle has always been an ACA accredited camp.
“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
- Walt Whitman
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Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures, Inc.
P.O. Box 374, Cuttingsville, Vermont 05738
Phone (802) 446-6100
Bruce Moreton, Owner
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