Brant Lake Camp maintains its own beautiful pine-paneled and freshly remodeled Health Center on campus with two separate examination rooms, medicine dispensary, private overnight rooms and two ward/play rooms. Each private room is equipped with a television and gaming to help the hours pass by more pleasantly. The Health Center also has it’s own kitchen and a private, enclosed outdoor dining area. Brant Lake Camp is also only a short distance from two other health centers in our local communities and a major hospital as well as specialists in Glens Falls. EMT support is stationed locally and BLC has its own full time EMT personnel on campus.
Our resident health staff consists of a doctor and four registered nurses who oversee the medical needs of our campers throughout the entire summer, including those with special problems such as allergies, chronic health issues and those requiring regular medication. If a boy is confined to the Health Center for more than 24 hours, or is receiving care for a special problem, the health staff will always consult with his parents about his status and care. We readily seek the assistance of the boy's personal physician or one of the many fine specialists in our area with parental coordination.
Our staff also understands that youngsters away from home with a health problem often need a dose of extra "tender loving care"—and they always go the extra distance to make sure that all is right.
Dining and Food
At Brant Lake Camp, our goal is to provide good, nutritious and well-balanced meals that kids love. And from what we hear and learn from our food surveys, we’re doing a pretty good job.
Our Chef Abu has been with us for over 25 years and is a favorite—making sure that all our campers are well taken care of.
We have fresh fruit available at every meal, a salad bar, vegetarian and pasta alternatives, fresh baked breads, cakes and cookies—and a whole lot more. Special diets and allergies are also closely monitored by our special needs chef and pantry manager who take care of these personalized needs. Importantly, we maintain a “Peanut/Nut-Free” policy throughout camp. (Please see sidebar for more information on this policy and Special Diets.)
We serve most meals in our two newly remodeled and rustic, pine-paneled dining rooms located in center campus. Our lower dining room is for our Junior and Inter Campers, who eat at separate sittings, and serves buffet style. Our upper dining room, with it’s new outdoor eating porch, is for our Senior campers who are served family style. In both dining areas, we recently added a new audio system so now music adds to the fun towards the end of most meals—with most everyone, somewhat surprisingly, joining in on the singing and even dancing. We also have many outdoor meal occasions which the kids really enjoy including our all-camp BBQ’s and our Sunday cookouts at the lake. Our 5-year party and Awards Banquet (on the last night of camp) are also among our very special events.