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 mission of Camp Oasis is to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them a safe and supportive camp community. To that end, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation has reviewed the latest research and CDC guidelines, and solicited insights from camp parents, volunteers, and staff to help inform its annual safety protocols. In collaboration with the Camp Oasis Medical Advisory Task Force, the Foundation has developed a safety plan as a framework for hosting in person camps in 2023. We will strongly encourage, but not require, all 2023 Camp Oasis applicants to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.

The review our guidelines, please review our Health & Safety FAQ. We encourage families and volunteers to take every safety precaution to ensure you will not test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival to camp.

We recognize that not all families will be comfortable sending their child to in-person camp. For this reason, we will continue to offer online virtual sessions. CampOasis@Home will have fun and interactive sessions including cabin chats, arts & crafts, Oasis Fest (an interactive evening with multiple activities including entertainment, games, trivia, prizes, and more!), plus a personalized Camp-in-a-Box. CampOasis@Home will serve only those campers not attending an in-person 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 unsafe conditions, low registration, or lack of proper staffing ratios warrant it.