Health Center

Your child's health, safety and well-being are our top priority at Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. Each year, we take time to evaluate our medical protocols and practices using recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA), North Carolina State Health and Human Services, Pamlico County Health Department, and our Camp Medical Advisory Committee.

Medical Services

Our Health Centers are staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses and volunteer physicians at each Camp. They are prepared to respond to many of the common health challenges that occur at camp: infected bug bites, cuts and scrapes, swimmer’s ear, jellyfish stings, cold symptoms, etc. In the event your child visits the Health Center, there is no charge for any routine medical care provided by our Health Team. 

Medical Services

Emergency Pick-Up Contact

There is always a chance that your child will need to leave Camp for unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, behavior issues, or injury. To that end, parents must designate someone as their child's Emergency Pick-Up Contact

This Emergency Pick-Up Contact is someone who, within 12-24 hours of receiving a phone call from Camp, would be able to pick your child up from Camp Sea Gull or Seafarer.

As you complete camper forms, please choose Emergency Pick-Up Contact who can come pick up your child from Camp if needed.

Community Health

Every summer we work hard to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Under the guidance of our physician medical committee, we practice hygiene measures in the cabins and take precautions to support camper health in our dining hall. Additionally, we work with our campers to ensure they are well-hydrated in the summer heat and take appropriate precautions to avoid sunburn and insect bites. 

Over the last few seasons, we updated many of our health and safety protocols. We will continue many of these protocols to keep our community healthy in future summers as well.

Camper check-in on arrival days will include a wellness screening to ensure the best experience for all. 

Unwell Campers

Campers exhibiting flu-like symptoms with high fevers who require extended stays in the Health Center or who test positive for the flu or Covid 19, will be asked to leave camp within 12 - 24 hours and recover at home. Per CDC guidelines, these campers may return to Camp when they are fever free and feeling well enough to participate in activities in North Carolina summer heat without the assistance of fever-reducing medications for a full 24 hours.

Camp's Health Centers cannot safely support unwell campers for extended stays past 48 hours. 
(updated May 2024)

Supporting Mental and Emotional Health

Your camper's mental and emotional health is just as important as their physical health. Emotional and mental health concerns are common.

When you let us know about any concerns before your child arrives, it helps us better support them. Please be sure to include any issues on your child's online forms, or contact Camp directly.

We are committed to building a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone at Camp. We treat one another with respect and dignity. At the beginning of each session, the Code of Conduct is reviewed and discussed in each cabin and huddle group. Every camper signs the form as they commit to doing what is right during their time at Camp.

Our staff are trained to recognize harmful and inappropriate behavior. Monitoring and responding to inappropriate behavior is everyone's job at Camp. This includes interactions between staff and campers and interactions between campers.

Camp to Parent Health Communication

Once at camp, no news is good news!  We will contact you if we have any concerns about your child’s social, emotional, or physical health.  You can count on us to reach out in the following situations to partner with you to best support your child:

  • Your child is staying overnight in the health center
  • Your child will need a new prescription or repeated over-the-counter medication
  • Your child needs to go off-site for medical care for any reason
  • Your camper is experiencing a mental health challenge or prolonged homesickness
  • Your camper has violated our code of contact

You can reach the Health Center directly at any time by calling the main Camp number.  After the office has closed, there will be an option to connect you to the Health Center staff.