Please contact Carolyn (RN) – 801-557-7205 OR Jody (RN) – 801-694-8371 to discuss concerns.
Brighton Girls Camp does NOT have wheelchair-accessible cabins or bathrooms and has uneven terrain and distance between activities make the use of crutches at camp very tiresome for campers. Young women with uncontrolled diabetes or other severe physical, emotional, or mental disabilities that prohibit full participation are encouraged to consider stake camp or special needs camp instead of BGC. Local stake/ward leaders do not attend BGC with their campers, and hired BGC counselors are not trained to handle severe disabilities. Campers who come to BGC are expected to function independently and be self-care. Special needs and limitations should be noted on the online registration form.
The National Ability Center offers numerous special needs opportunities when Brighton isn’t an option.
Dietary Concerns & Food Allergies | Brighton is able to accommodate gluten free and dairy free needs. All allergy food is prepared in a designated area with specific utensils. If you have an airborne allergy, we cannot guarantee complete “allergy-free” food, since all food is prepared in the same kitchen.
Unfortunately you cannot bring your own food. We are required to follow strict Utah Health Department guidelines and do not have the storage area necessary for extra food.
Homesickness | is a common problem. Our policy is to help homesick campers stay at camp for as long as possible and will not usually call parents on the Monday campers arrive. We deal with extreme circumstances on an individual basis. If a camper’s emotional needs exceed our abilities to care for her individually, she will be sent home. Please prepare your camper to be away from home. Discuss with her things she can do to communicate and alleviate her worries.
Disabilities (physical limitations) | Camp is terraced into the side of a mountain, and campers must be physically able to independently manage the steep terrain. Campers must be full weight-bearing and are expected to participate in a moderate hike with their unit. Severe foot injuries, weight-bearing limitations, or injuries needing bandage changes are not appropriate for Brighton. If any camper experiences an injury or unplanned surgery after registering, please contact Carolyn (RN) – 801-557-7205 OR Jody (RN) – 801-694-8371 to discuss concerns.
Medications | Campers must be able to administer all medications themselves. This includes oral and injectable medications. All medications must come to camp in the original container(s) labeled with dosage and instructions. For safety at camp, medications will be placed in a bag, labeled with camper name, given to their counselor, and locked up when not in use. A medication refrigerator is available as needed. Medications will be offered each morning and evening as scheduled. Legally, Brighton staff can only offer medications, and not enforce schedules. Please help your camper understand her medication needs and schedule before attending camp. Parents will be contacted regarding any health or emotional concerns that arise at camp related to medication issues.
Medical Emergencies | Should an event happen requiring EMS or medical attention at a clinic or hospital, parents will be contacted immediately in the order entered on the registration form. Brighton staff will accompany a camper to the clinic or hospital as needed. Care of the camper will be turned over to the family contact upon their arrival. Campers normally do not return to camp after leaving camp for such emergencies.