Health at WeHaKee
Like many of you, we have monitored the developments of the H1N1 flu virus closely to see how this situation may impact our camp community. We have relied on the following sources for accurate information: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of Health & Human Services, the Sawyer County Health Department and our Medical Advisory Team.
There appear to be indications that the threat of this flu virus is not as serious as originally thought, but we will continue to monitor this situation. In the meantime, we would like to share what we have in place to reduce the risk to the members of our WeHaKee community:
- All participants are seen by our camp nurse and complete an individual health screening at the time of their arrival.
- All of our bathroom and shower facilities are professionally cleaned and sanitized nearly daily.
- The bunk beds and mattresses are sanitized between each session.
- Our staff are trained annually in the proper handling, containment and disposal of blood borne pathogens.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at the entrances to our dining hall.
- Participants are each provided an individual water bottle eliminating the need to share.
- Our Health Center (the BandAid) provides private rooms for participants who may be feeling ill to rest and where they can be cared for and monitored by the camp medical team.
The social, emotional and physical safety of our campers and staff has always been of primary importance to us at Camp WeHaKee. We will continue to be vigilant now and throughout the summer to reduce the risk to each of our participant’s health and well-being. You are always welcome to contact us at anytime with question or concerns you may have.