Medical Team & Service

The Medical/First Aid building LOCATION tba. Find it on the Camporee Map.

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.

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 Wyoming 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.

On-Site Emergency Services

The quickest, easiest way to obtain professional help for any type of emergency is to call Camporee Security: (920) 230-7753, (920) 230-7754, (920) 230-7874 or Radio Channel 14.

  • 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: (269) 921-2161, (269) 921-0214, or Radio Channel 16 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 Medical Helps for Everyone

Letters to Clubs from the 2019 Medical Team

What’s in your First Aid Kit?

Heat stroke vs. Heat exhaustion

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. Read additional tips here. Tips from your Medical Team

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

Campbell County Memorial - Hospital

501 South Burma Avenue, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: 307-688-1000

Hours of Operation:
24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
Individual departments vary

Campbell County Health - Clinic

501 South Burma Avenue, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: (307) 688-1000

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday, 8 am-8 pm, Last patient taken at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, 8 am-6 pm, Last patient taken at 5:30 pm

Campbell County Medical Kid Clinic

800 Butler-Spaeth Rd, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: 307-688-8700

Location Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm; Closed for lunch, noon-1 pm

Local Pharmacies

Smiths Pharmacy
906 Camel Dr

Walgreens Pharmacy
2000 S Douglas Hwy

Walmart Pharmacy
2300 S Douglas Hwy

Osco Pharmacy
2610 S Douglas Hwy