Health Care & Emergency Planning
Prior to Your Arrival
- Every participant and chaperone must fill out the Health Information Form and the Waiver - Assumption of Risk and Responsibility Form. These forms must be signed by parents or guardians and returned to PBC prior to your arrival. Once these forms are given to PBC, we are obligated by New Jersey State law to give them to medical personnel only in an emergency. If you need this information, please bring your own copies.
- Please screen the participants to the best of your ability, and please notify PBC of any major medical concerns or disabilities.
- Chaperones must collect any medications from students and are responsible for the entire administration of any medications.
- Please make staff aware of any storage requirements for medications. These facilities will be made accessible to you. For example: if you need to refrigerate insulin, a first aid fridge will be made accessible to you. Medications are not to be stored in the kitchen or any food preparation areas.
- Please bring an emergency vehicle that is available for the entire duration of the program.
- Every group must bring one complete first aid kit that is kept in a central location where all of your staff can access it at all times. If your group numbers more than 50, please bring two kits.
During the Program
- Princeton-Blairstown Center staff is trained in First Aid and CPR; most are also certified Wilderness First Responders and will provide care appropriate to the situation. Chaperones are responsible for assisting in these situations.
- If the participant needs to seek outside medical help or leave the group for any reason, chaperones are responsible for transporting the participants. PBC staff will support with directions or accompany the chaperone and participant if necessary.
- During the chaperone meeting, you will be orientated to our on call phone numbers for assistance after dinner.
- At night, chaperones will be the primary first aid resource PBC on call staff will assist.
- In the event of an emergency call the appropriate number listed below. You must also report the emergency immediately to the program coordinator or the program co-director who is on call. These numbers will also be given to you upon arrival.
Newton Memorial Hospital -- (973) 383-2121
Hackettstown Hospital -- (908) 852-5100
Blairstown Police -- 911
Blairstown Fire Dept -- 911 or (908)362-6789
Sparta Medical (non emergency) -- (908) 362-5360
Blairstown Ambulance -- 911 or 362-6666
Poison Control Center -- 800-222-1222
- If there is a need to call home or school, your staff (not participants), will place the call.
- Parents or families should attempt to reach their child at Princeton-Blairstown Center only in an emergency.
- Here is a printable copy of our Health Care and Emergency Planning Policies (.pdf).