Health & Safety
An experience so safe you never think about it.
Our goal is to provide a place where camper health and safety are our highest priority. Where each participant can have fun adventures, build new friendships, and grow closer to God in a safe, worry-free environment.
WILDERNESS SAFETY STARTS AT HOME
Trip health and safety begins at home. First, we encourage everyone coming to basecamp to make sure you and your group are well rested before arriving. You’ll be doing a lot that requires energy and it’s best to have some energy reserves stored up.
Staying hydrated is another very important element to enjoying your stay. We encourage everyone to drink plenty of water throughout each day and to start your hydration process in advance at home so your body has hydration in store.
For parents sending first-time students, we encourage preparing your child for their trip as your child will be away from home and surrounded by new people, new activities, and a new environment.
Talk to them about new experiences they will have and new friends they will make to get them looking forward to the adventure and ease any nervous anticipation they might be experiencing.
Health & Nutrition
Trekkers need a lot of fuel to power them through their adventure activities each day and we stay right on top of it by providing plenty of tasty meals made from high-quality ingredients and fresh, healthy produce. While cooking in the wild provides special considerations and preparations, our staff is trained to make sure health and safety are a top priority at every meal. From pre-mail hygiene to post-meal cleanup, our backcountry experts have you covered with safe, healthy, yummy meals to give you the food you need to have a great trip.
First Aid and Minor Incidents
Wilderness Trek provides basic first aid for minor injuries and ailments for participants on one of our trips. Well stocked first aid kits are located near all of the major activity areas as well as with our guides during all activities. They are regularly checked and accessible by all staff members. Trained staff also have basic first aid supplies on them at all times.
Our trained personnel and full-time staff are responsible for treating minor scrapes and bruises and for making day to day medical decisions for participants within the limits of their training. For more serious injuries, conditions or ailments, trained Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals are summoned to administer care and treatment as is needed. This may or may not include backcountry evacuation depending on the circumstances.
Lifeguards on Duty
Our Staff go through an extensive three-week training course to attain their lifeguard certification, CPR/AED/First Aid certification, and training for all of the adventure activities we offer.
We have a large number of trained lifeguards on duty at all times during all waterfront activities and water sports. Lifeguards supervise and oversee all waterfront sports and action features to insure that campers play safe and have the most fun possible.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Camp facilities have four working Automated External Defibrillators (AED) located throughout campus. Each AED is maintained in good working order and is checked and signed off on monthly by a designated program director to assure that they are all working properly in case of a medical emergency that requires them.