Camp Expectations

Please read and discuss the following expectations prior to arrival at Camp. If you have questions, please contact Camp Staff at (207) 974-4796 or

1. Embrace this experience. While we realize there may be elements that are outside your comfort zone (or your parents) all of these are in effect to provide you with amazing opportunities to work with, and in, the healthcare field.

2. Campers are under the authority of the Camp Staff during their stay and must adhere to all rules set forth within this notice, and those specifically mentioned by Staff and Volunteers during the course of the week. Due to the professional nature of this camp experience, any unsafe or unacceptable behaviors will result in the camper being removed from activities and possible dismissal from Camp.

3. Campers are expected to respect Camp Staff, property and other campers throughout the camp program and to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times. Any inappropriate behavior or language is cause for dismissal from Camp.

4. Our program is a fully-intensive program and held at a variety of locations. Bus transportation is provided for campers and staff by licensed, professional drivers.

5. We strongly encourage campers and staff to refrain from making other commitments during the duration of camp.

6. For the safety of all campers, no camper is allowed to have any visitors during the week. In addition, no pets are allowed on campus at any time during the camp program.   In the event of a family emergency, arrangements can be made by contacting our Camp Coordinator Alissa Gervais at (207) 478.9821.

7. Camp Survivor provides campers with the opportunity to interact with individuals in a variety of locations and settings.  Therefore, it is important that campers are aware that some patients, campers, volunteers and professionals may have sensitivities to perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, hairspray and other scented products and prepare accordingly while at camp.

8. Because we expect our campers to build lasting friendships, interact with each other and fully embrace our program, we ask that campers refrain from bringing any electronic devices to camp with them.  We do allow (and encourage!) cameras that are not associated with cell phones so participants can capture the many awesome opportunities and experiences they will have during their week.  Should parents wish to check in on how their camper is doing, please call our Camp Coordinator Alissa Gervais on her cell at (207) 478.9821.  She will ensure that campers have the opportunity to call home and check in if requested.

9.  Possession of the following items will result in immediate dismissal from our program: Alcohol or tobacco products, any type of weapon (this includes pocket knives), flame-producing devices (including matches, lighters and firecrackers).

10. Our Camp Survivor Nurse is responsible for administering all medications to campers including any over-the-counter or prescription medications, vitamins and herbal supplements.  Any camper with asthma inhalers or epi-pens are expected to have these in their possession at all times in the event they are needed.  All medication and its accompanying Medication Form will be turned over to the Camp Survivor Nurse at registration.

11. Modesty by both male and female campers in dress and swim attire is required at all times. Campers will be asked to change if their attire is found to be inappropriate for the day’s activities.

12. Because our program is held at a number of different locations and campers will interact with members of the community in a variety of capacities, it is important campers understand the serious responsibility they assume with regard to another person’s right to privacy. Individuals have the right to expect their private information will remain confidential; it is a violation of privacy when information is used without their consent. Campers cannot share any names to employees, fellow campers or anyone outside the facility. The greatest potential for confidentiality to be broken is when a camper and another individual have a mutual friend and comments are made to that friend. Remember that in healthcare settings, sharing any information, no matter how innocent it may seem, can actually violate this privacy.