Health, Wellness & Food
Camp Runoia is an authentic, down to earth, caring sleepaway camp.
Our “Health Shack”, supervised by our camp nurses, is accessible 24 hours a day. We are a healthy population and like to keep it that way!
Our health team review each campers’ medical history and medications. Families meet with the medical staff on opening day to review any needs of the campers. Our MD travels to camp twice weekly and is available for office visits right at camp.
- Campers with allergies including some food allergies and environmental allergies can have a great experience at Runoia.
- Campers with medications get them from the nurses at mealtimes and bedtime as prescribed by their pediatrician.
- Our health team members are sensitive to both the physical and emotional well-being of our campers and counselors and treat them with respect and confidentiality.
Our caring team will attend to any on-campus medical need as it arises. Their job is to manage health and wellness and assess medical situations requiring a higher level of care. They are in contact with our director team on a daily basis and as needs arise. They enjoy sharing their sense of humor, too! Medical doctors, orthopedist, other medical specialists, dentists and orthodontists are within 5-20 minutes drive and will treat our girls when necessary. We have a local ambulance service staffed with trained EMTs available at all times. The new Maine General Hospital in Augusta, Maine is our go-to emergency facility.
Parents are contacted when a child stays overnight in the Health Center, needs to see a specialist, or needs to be started on prescription medication. We contact parents or the emergency contact person in the event of an accident or serious injury.
CAMP FOOD – We love our food! A fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal bar, twice daily salad bar, a busy soup bar, Friday night pizza, everyone’s needs are met at Runoia Dining Hall. We spend 2/3 of our meals together in our camp Dining Hall and picnic together for 1/3 of the weekly meals. Family style dining in mixed age groups with counselors is how our dining hall runs. Table groups rotate weekly so you get to sit with different people each week. Outdoor picnic style meals are a fun and relaxed way to enjoy a meal with friends. Special food needs are met with ease and support from our Director of Food Service, Jai Cobb Kells. Jai helps support the camp chef and kitchen team to serve balanced satisfying meals. She also helps families with inventory of specialty foods parents drop-ship to camp for their children from Kosher meat to gluten free specialty items. Vegetarian fare is available at every meal and snacks and desserts alternate sweet and fruit, savory and healthy to balance out our food service of 3 meals and 3 snacks each day.
Our shower houses are well maintained and each cabin group has dedicated shower time scheduled. We have a “Junior Soapies”, a “Mid Soapies” and a “Senior Village Soapies” each with four shower stalls and individual changing rooms.
Unstructured play time is part of our daily lives at camp. Living in an unplugged, face-to-face community allows campers to explore free play and people to people interaction throughout the day.
Unstructured time and free play happens each day at Runoia!
At Camp Runoia we think of camp as fun with intention – we are focused not only on having fun, but helping your child grown into an independent and confident person who is discovering themselves as a stand-up girl, a strong athlete, a purposeful leader, a creative artist and true friend.Campus Tour