Building a Camp Health Center

Building or Remodeling A Camp Health Center

Building a new camp health center can be a daunting task.  Therefore, we hope you find this information helpful as you plan your new space.

ACN leadership created the opportunity to speak with experts who have walked this path of building a new health center and renovating current space.  Here are their insights and feedback. Evaluating how your campers and staff interface with your camp health services is important. What health services are accessed frequently, and how can you best plan for the flow? Creating a smooth interface between campers / staff and health services allows  the least amount of interruption to the camp program they have come to participate in. Medication administration, health care check in, managing daily concerns (dressing changes, injury assessment etc…) can often be points of congestion. The most important idea that emerged was to take time to plan well


Healthcare Design Principals

Good planning, flow and interface with health services

Camp Stella Maris

Health Center Floor Plan and Photos. Completed in 2019 (click for floor plan and additional photos)

Sanborn Western Camps

Completed in 2017. Florissant, CO

Photos are from High Trails, the girls camp at Sanborn Western Camps, Florissant CO

Fletemeyer and Lee is an architecture firm with solid camp expertise, to include Healthcare Centers and nurses residences. 

Slogan: To create places that noursish the soul

Additional information:

Click each image to the right for an expanded version of the floor plan

Photos from Camp Newaygo’s new Health Center (Michigan)

Domokur Architects include camp communities as one of their areas of expertise. Our designs are a reflection of the mission and culture conveyed by each client.

Additional information:

Domokur Health Center Database to include floorplans Click here

ACN does not endorse any company providing services. We provide company information as a resource for camps to use at their discretion.


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