Camp Pinecliffe is devoted to the health and safety of all of our campers and counselors. Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are installed in every bunk and the entire girls camp participates in regularly scheduled emergency procedure drills during the summer.
We are a member of the American Camping Association, Maine Youth Camping Association, and the American Independent Camping Association. Every member of our staff is personally interviewed and screened, with multiple reference checks. We conduct criminal background checks on all staff, and require anyone driving our vans to be at least 21 years of age, have their driving record approved by our insurance company, and attend a drivers’ education class. Our staff attends an 8-day orientation and training session prior to the arrival of our campers and we continue to evaluate and train staff throughout the summer.
Camp Pinecliffe’s health center has two full-time RNs and two full-time LPNs, both working and living on campus, to provide 24-hour health services. The Health Center is equipped with over the counter medications and first aid supplies. Our nurses dispense all daily medications for campers who have regular prescription needs. The Health Center also has overnight accommodations, which include air-conditioned rooms, should any of the girls require it. The camp doctor is located just 10 minutes away in Bridgton, and the Bridgton Hospital is located only 15 minutes away from Pinecliffe. Our nurses and Health Center not only handle illness and injuries, but also provide a caring environment for all campers and counselors at camp.
We are a tree-nut free and peanut-aware environment. We do not use peanut oil, or peanuts in any of our meals, however, we do serve peanut butter at our tables. If your daughter has a specific dietary concern, or other food allergy, the Directors and nurses are available to make sure your daughter’s dietary needs are met.