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Camp Nurse

Each week Chestnut Ridge has a Camp Nurse that resides at the camp. These individuals are registered nurses, nurse practictioners, and doctors who attend to the health requirements of the camp community and are available to respond to any medical emergencies. The Camp Nurse provides first aid, dispenses medications, and makes referrals when outside medical help is needed.

Health Form

All campers must complete an online health form. Please complete the form in the registraion portal with accurate and current information.


Chestnut Ridge is accredited by the American Camp Association.

This means that we comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality industry accepted and government-recognized standards. We maintain this accreditation as part of our on-going commitment to you and your camper.

Policy on Inclusivity

We are committed to providing an environment free from discrimination. Click Here to read our policy


Senior counselors attend an intensive staff training in which they become CPR and First Aid certified, and receive training on topics of leadership, positive reinforcement, abuse prevention, homesickness, program implementation, bullying, emergency procedures, and appropriate supervision.

The safety of your camper

is our primary concern


All medications must be checked-in at registration. All medications are dispensed from the health care center.

Dietary Needs

We understand that everyone is different and we are here to make sure that you have the food you need. Please let us know on the health form of any needs, and we will be sure to meet them. 

Special Health Needs

We understand that some campers require special medical, mental or health attention while at camp. If you have concerns or questions to our ability to meet these needs, please call the office and we can evaluate.

When will we call you?

Phone contact with parents/guardians will be made in an emergency. Since we have no way of determining what each person considers an emergency, our practice is to contact you when there is any concern about your camper's health. 

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