Health and Nutrition

Health

At Camp Nesher, the safety and physical well being of our campers and staff is our number one priority.

Our medical staff consists of a doctor, registered nurses, and a camp “mother.” Together, they oversee the medical care of our campers including those with unique situations such as allergies, chronic health issues, and those requiring regular medication. Our Health Center is staffed 24 hours a day and our doctor and nurses live on campus to ensure appropriate care. Campers are encouraged to come in for a visit when they (or their counselors) think they need medical assistance. Nurses dispense medications from the Health Center. We are also only a short distance from both Wayne County Memorial in Honesdale, PA and Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA.

Our staff understand that campers away from home with a health issue often need an extra dose of “tender loving care.” It is essential that our staff have not only the required credentials but the right temperament as well, to work with children.

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The goal of our Chadar Ochel (dining room) is to provide nutritious and well balanced meals that kids will enjoy. Our 3 separate kitchens include dairy, meat (Glatt) and pareve and are under the constant supervision of our Mashgiach.

We strive to put together a menu that is delicious, diverse and nutritionally sound. We realize that our campers have varying tastes – that’s why we make sure that we always have multiple options available. Daily breakfast Includes a full cereal bar, fresh fruit, yogurt, mini bagels and cream cheese.. At lunch and dinner, we offer a salad bar, plain pasta and marinara sauce and fresh fruit. These items complement our hot entrees. A camper celebrating their birthday gets a cake along with a big round “Happy Birthday!”

We are a nut-sensitive camp, also catering to campers with other food allergies or sensitivities including those to Gluten products. Vegetarians will always have an option offered to them at meat meals.

To complement our 3 meals, we offer a daily snacks including fresh fruit available all day long. We also encourage campers to stay hydrated throughout the day by bringing their own water bottles that can be refilled often.

 

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