AT CAMP CHOP, THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CAMPERS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

Camp CHOP undergoes an extensive American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation process every five years.
The accreditation requires we adhere to more than 250 standards ranging from health and safety to program design.

  • All of our staff are trained in first aid, CPR, and water safety. They are drilled on safety procedures and are trained in what to do in the event of an emergency.
  • Our onsite nurse tends to camper needs twenty-four hours a day, ensuring medications are taken on time and all the campers' health needs are met.
  • A camper health form must be filled out with a current physical and a doctor’s signature.
  • Please note any allergies the camper has on the health form.
  • We can accommodate most special diets. Please note special dietary needs on the camper health form.

We work hard to ensure the health and safety of each camper and the very best Camp CHOP experience. If you have any additional questions about your camper’s health and safety needs, contact our summer camp director,

John Swanwick at: john@astrocampva.org, or call 434-454-4059

Health Center & Nurse

  • A registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician lives onsite for the summer.
  • Our health center is fully equipped to handle minor healthcare needs.
  • All medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) are stored and dispensed through the Health Center.
  • All staff are trained in medical emergency response.

Camper Supervision

  • Highly trained staff provide supervision for campers 24 hours a day.
  • Cabin counselors are responsible for groups of 6 – 8 campers.
  • Cabin counselors live in a room adjacent to campers.
  • Leadership team is available to support staff and campers when needed.
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Camp Chop Postponed 2021

Unfortunately, due to State guidelines and the nature of the Camp CHOP program operating primarily indoors with close contact, we are not able to operate the CHOP Program this summer.  Camp Motorsport and AstroCamp (all located at the Camp CHOP facility) will be operating this summer.  Guidelines do allow us to run Camp Motorsport and AstroCamp safely with a few minor accommodations to allow for COVID safety. Registration is open! We look forward to having you join us at Camp CHOP in Summer 2022!