Medical Expertise

Each summer, Farm & Wilderness hires a team of nurses and medical support staff who are on-campus and on-call throughout the summer. We have four on-campus health clinics as well as access to local hospitals and health centers. All our summer staff is trained in Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder/EMT.

At Farm & Wilderness, we take ticks very seriously. During the summer, we do regular tick checks. Here also is a link to our staff protocol for Tick Checks.

Here is some basic information about ticks and tick borne illnesses in the U.S.

Here is some basic information on Lyme disease – the most common of the tick-borne illnesses in the U.S.

We are proud of the delicious, nutritious meals that we serve and how campers participate in various aspects of meal production by working in gardens, collecting eggs, learning to cook, cleaning up, and other activities. F&W can accommodate children who are unable to eat meat, dairy or gluten. We also ask in advance to learn about camper allergies with our forms and do our best to reasonably accommodate all that we can (such as peanut, egg, etc.).

Your child’s Physical Exam Form is a necessary part of the application to camp and are DUE on June 1st. Without knowledge of your campers’ needs, it is very hard for us to take the best care we can of your child. Please ensure that you have completed the Physical Exam form PRIOR to arriving at camp. Please ensure that the “Permission to Treat” is signed by a parent or guardian. See more information here in our handbooks.

F&W can only administer prescription drugs in accordance with direction from licensed medical personnel (not a parent or guardian). F&W must have either a written prescription or the original labeled bottle of medicine; and you must supply our camp nurses with enough medication for the camper’s time at camp.

Campers at F&W must be able to move daily on foot over uneven and natural terrain. They must be able to sleep outside in rustic wooden or canvas structures with other campers and staff. They must be able to lift and carry a backpack for hiking and trips, as well as eat provided meals and hydrate regularly. We ask that all campers follow directions and participate willingly in camp activities, daily chores and community living activities, and; refrain from violence, verbal assault, bullying or any similar behavior. See more information in our handbooks here for further information about physical and behavioral expectations for your camper.