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Medical Team 

The medical team is excited to be a part of another life-changing experience for our youth. We look forward to being of service to all who attend. 

Please provide the appropriate instruction and education needed to make this Camporee as safe as possible. The medical building will be staffed with doctors and nurses 24/7 as well as Paramedic/EMT teams that will be on golf carts roaming the grounds throughout the day and until after the evening program is completed and everyone is settled in for the night.

The Medical/First Aid building is located at the corner of Schaick Ave. and 40th.


Medical Service

Medical service at the Pathfinder Camporee is created to provide additional support for the well-planned healthcare that each Pathfinder club plans to provide for each of its own members. The medical service team is a group of volunteer professionals (Doctors, Nurses, EMS providers, Pharmacists and support staff) who will provide medical care on the Camporee campground as guests in a community which provides excellent healthcare. The entire medical team will operate within Wisconsin state as well as local regulations and requirements.

Beyond the care that each club gives to its members, the medical team will provide complimentary First Responder service. EMS providers that volunteer for this service will be well qualified to provide onsite First Responder service. Not only providing basic medical service but transporting patients that they deem need more care to the main medical clinic for care by a physician. If the patient requires more medical care than the clinic setting allows, they will be transported to a local community clinic or hospital. This transportation will be provided by the Medical Service Vans or if more support for transport is required, the local EMS will provide the transportation. There will be a dedicated Ambulance parked onsite at the medical clinic for immediate support.

We look forward to a team of EMS providers who understand that the service they provide is less than their level of professional expertise. But who will cheerfully work well within the guidelines that the Medical Directors for the Pathfinder Camporee have agreed upon beforehand with the local EMS leadership.


Find the Medical/First Aid building on the Camporee Map.


Emergency Services

The quickest, easiest way to obtain professional help for any type of emergency is to phone Camporee Security: phone -  TBA. 

  • When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and your location to the Camporee Safety Dispatcher. 
  • Do not hang up until you are told to do so.

There is an ambulance on site, therefore, call Medical/Ambulance dispatch first: phone - TBA, before dialing 911.

  • When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and your location to the Camporee Medical Dispatcher.
  • Do not hang up until you are told to do so.

Important Medial Helps for Everyone

Letters to Clubs from the Medical Team

Tips from your Medical Team

What's in your First Aid Kit?

Medical Information Form - Parents/Guardians fill out form for your child and give it to your Club Pathfinder Director before the Camporee. Club Pathfinder Leaders will bring this form to the Medical Building if your child needs medical attention.

If you have any questions please contact the Medical Coordinator.


Camporee Health Tips

A few tips for staying healthy while at the Camporee.

Drink Water

It is extremely important for each person in your club, sponsors, families, and support staff to drink at least 64 ounces of water per day. It is easy to become dehydrated which leads to other problems such as abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, constipation, and weakness. It is highly recommended you drink at least one bottle of water with Gatorade type powder added to it to ensure you maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. Drink! Drink! Drink! Water is your friend!

Use Hand Sanitizer

Use hand sanitizer after using the Port-o-lets and before and after eating.  Apply it faithfully and liberally. Always have it available at your campsite to help prevent the spreading of germs and bacteria.

Regarding Food

Keep the refrigerated food in your camp colder than 41 degrees at all time. Restock the ice frequently and use a thermometer to make sure it is staying cold. If it becomes warm, bacteria will begin to grow and multiply and you will get sick as a result of eating it. This precaution applies to cut fruits such as melons.

If you are heating food, bring it to a full rolling boil or use a stem thermometer to make sure it gets to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not under cook fish, chicken or other raw foods of an animal origin. They are especially dangerous. Do not hold any food out of temperature more than 3 hours. Bacteria numbers by that time will be such that food borne illness will be very likely.

Keep the food surfaces in your camp as clean as you can. Wash your dishes in soapy hot water and rinse them in water that has 2 teaspoons of bleach added for every gallon of water. Dirty dishes can breed bacteria and make you ill.

Be cautious about where you eat and drink. While sharing is a great part of the Camporee experience, food sharing has inherent risks associated with it. Be very careful about eating food that you are offered if you are not sure that it has been prepared safely.

If you exhibit symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, high fever, jaundice and malaise, you may be carrying a viral pathogen that is highly contagious to others. Seek medical attention immediately and do not prepare or handle food.

Sun Exposure

The sun can be very harmful if you get too much. It is a brutal source of radiation that can make you very sick and ruin your Camporee experience. Use hats, sunglasses, sunscreens, and shelters to minimize your exposure.


Local Area Hospitals & Clinics

Mercy Medical Center (Hospital) proudly serves the Oshkosh community with a history of more than a century of quality care. Our new facility provides total health care, including emergency/trauma care and surgical services as well as many medical specialties such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, intensive care, obstetrics and neurosurgery. Mercy is the home of the Kennedy Center for the Hip and Knee, a nationally-recognized program for hip replacement. With 157 patient beds and more than 300 medical staff, Mercy Medical Center treats patients with dignity and compassion.
 
Located
500 S. Oakwood Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 223-2000
 
Visiting Hours
11:00am - 8:00pm

Available Services:
* Cancer * Cardiac Rehabilitation * Cardiovascular Surgery * Diabetes, Nutrition and Endocrinology * Emergency/Trauma * General Surgery * Gynecology * Hospitalist * InstyMeds Pharmacy * Laboratory * Lifeline Home Monitoring * Nephrology * Obstetrics * Orthopedics * Pain Management * Palliative Care (End of Life Care) * Psychiatry/Psychology * Pulmonology * Radiology (X-ray and Imaging) * Rehabilitation Services * Sleep Lab * Spiritual Services * Sports Medicine * Vascular Medicine * Wound Care
 
Website

Aurora Medical Center - Hospital
855 North Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-456-6000 Fax: 920-456-7601
 
Hours of Operation:
24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
Individual departments vary

Webite

Aurora Health Center - Clinic
855 N Westhaven Dr.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-303-8700 Fax: 920-303-3285

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Walk-in care hours:
Mon. - Fri., 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sat., 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun., 8:00am - 12:00pm

Affinity Health Systems Clinic
1855 S. Koeller Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 223-2000

Website
 
Available Services:
Allergy * Anticoagulation Clinic * Audiology * Behavioral Health * Dermatology * Family Medicine * Laboratory * Occupational Health * Ophthalmology/Optometry * Primary Care * Rehabilitation Services * Urgent Care

Location Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Urgent Care Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 7:30am - 12:00pm


Local Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
1736 W 9th Ave
(920) 235-6664
Drive-through · Quick visit
Open until 10:00 PM

Walgreens Pharmacy
950 S Koeller St
(920) 303-1712
Open 24 hours

Walmart Pharmacy
351 S Washburn St
(920) 231-2219
Open until 9:00 PM

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