Safety & Medical Care

Adhering to the Highest Standards of Safety & Medical Care

At Camp Oasis, we strive to meet the highest standards of safety and medical care for all of our campers. Taking care of your child and providing the best possible learning and recreational environment is our biggest priority. Each of our camps is equipped with a 24-hour on-site health center which is staffed by physicians, nurses, and mental health professionals who are experienced in working with children living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Careful steps are also taken to ensure that our campers follow the medical regimens prescribed by their doctors back home.

In addition, all Camp Oasis medical volunteers and counselors must meet our application requirements which include a rigorous personal interview, criminal background checks, as well as specialized training and staff orientation.

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures at Camp

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's top priority is the health and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff. After careful review of CDC and American Camp Association guidelines concerning COVID-19, the Foundation has decided to resume residential Camp Oasis sessions in 2022. With the guidance of our Medical Advisory Committee, we have built a strong framework of precautions to provide the safest possible environment for all. To review the details of our plan, please review our Health & Safety FAQ. All campers, volunteers, and staff will be required to abide by these protocols to attend in-person camp this summer. To see details about the safety plans for a specific camp location, check out our Find A Camp page.

We encourage everyone, but especially those taking group travel, to take all safety precautions to ensure you will not test positive for COVID-19 at our arrival screening.

We recognize that not all families will be comfortable sending their child to in-person camp or will be unable to meet out safety requirements; for this reason, we will continue to offer an online virtual sessions. [email protected] will offer fun and interactive sessions including cabin chats, arts & crafts, Oasis Fest (a fun evening with multiple activities including entertainment, games, trivia, prizes, and more!), plus a personalized Camp-in-a-Box. [email protected] will serve only those campers not attending a residential session.

NOTE: The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation reserves the right to make policy changes, limit the number of campers allowed per site, and/or cancel a session should safety conditions, poor registration, or proper staffing ratios become a challenge.