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Health & Safety

Pemi was founded in 1908 by three medical doctors. They were joined by a fourth soon thereafter. Known as "the four docs," they set the highest of health and safety standards for their camp.

The health, safety, and well-being of campers and staff is Camp Pemigewassett’s foremost priority. As an accredited member of the American Camp Association (ACA), Pemi undergoes rigorous assessment every three years and consistently meets—and in most cases exceeds—all ACA standards for every aspect of camp administration. The camp is inspected and licensed by the state of New Hampshire for compliance with strict health and safety standards.Our Health Center is staffed by trained medical personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including coverage by a physician and/or a Registered Nurse, who look after the daily medical needs of our active camp community. Please note that the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) requires ALL campers to be fully vaccinated and to provide written proof of vaccination. Should that not be the case with your son(s), contact Director Danny Kerr.

A few comments from veteran parents regarding their son’s health:

We were happy to see that eating healthy was a cornerstone of the Pemi experience. Our son is not a super picky eater, but tends to stay away from fruits or veggies if he can get away with it! He was proud of himself when he returned home and told us he had actually eaten salads at Pemi!

F. had a stomach bug and was treated very well in the health center. I was notified quickly and was able to communicate and hear how he was doing.

In our ever-changing, fast-paced world, Pemi offers a break that our children need to be healthy both physically and emotionally. It’s a true gift.

S. enjoyed the food. He said the people at the medical center were very nice and he took his allergy medicine every day.

We have the greatest respect for Pemi’s health management. N. was injured and required stitches. We were kept informed and constantly reassured as to his well-being.

He learned independence and was exposed to new things & new people. Another lesson? He was sick while at camp & learned someone other than mommy can help him!

For additional information, see Health Management, found in the Current Parents section.