Health and Wellness Center
Camp Copneconic is a year-round operation but its prime season is during the summer months where they host three basic but individual camp operations. On a seasonal average, camp hosts 2000 children for day camps, 1200 children for the overnight camps and 1200 children for partnership special needs camps. Because of this sheer volume, health issues must be a valid concern. In the past, special needs partners would bring in and set up their own temporary facilities, respectfully but humorously referred to as “MASH” units. Now, with the addition of the new two level 11,580 square foot health and wellness center, Camp Copneconic has dramatically raised the level of quality in the health care delivery for all of their campers.
The main level of the facility is the treatment area and has 7,369 sq. feet. And the lower level is for medical staff lodging and has 4,199 sq. ft. This amazing new facility will serve to attract only the best of physicians, nurses and medical staff.
The center is more than just “brick-and-mortar”. It’s about the camp’s vision from the Board of Directors and the ultimate of community involvement. In simple terms, Camp Copneconic’s philosophy is for all campers to enjoy spending time at Camp. The Y staff and partners work together as a team in order to give the children the best possible camping experience including the special services they need. The basic premise is simple but effective. Let Camp do what they do best; they run camps, hire the best staff, train their staff the best way and provide outstanding recreation. Let the partners do what they do best; provide the best medical personnel, educators, services and curative needs. This encourages both parties to come together and communicate on a regular basis – not just prior to their summer camp session.