Camp Timberlane is accredited by the Ontario Camping Association (OCA). Camp membership in the OCA is not automatic. There is a two-year provisional period, during which time OCA representatives visit the camp annually ensuring compliance with all standards. Once a camp achieves full membership, OCA representative visit every four years. Timberlane voluntarily adheres to more than 400 separate operational standards covering health and safety, leadership, food service and maintenance, staffing, programming and administration.
Our infirmary operates as a primary care clinic for the camp. Our medical team (including one full-time physician and four full-time nurses) has access to every camper’s health record and is trained and equipped to deal with any health issue.
The infirmary is fully stocked with medical supplies to aid with everything from minor abrasions to more serious conditions. We also have a defibrillator on site.
If our medical staff feels that a camper needs treatment that we are unable to provide, we have excellent medical facilities just 12 minutes away in Haliburton. All of our Doctors have special privileges at Haliburton Hospital to eliminate wait time in case of emergency. We also have a local dentist available if necessary.
CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR AND CAMP DOCTOR: DR. KEN MELVIN
From Toronto, Ontario, Ken is a clinical cardiologist at University Health Network in Toronto and Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the University of Toronto. Ken was a camper and counselor for nine years and has been on staff for 20 years as camp doctor. Ken and his wife Susan’s three daughters, Amanda, Lindsay and Rochelle were campers, counselors and head staff at Timberlane. Ken is a life-long camper and really enjoys the challenge and excitement of camping every summer.
HEAD NURSE: CINDY POLAN (R.N)
From Toronto, Ontario, Cindy is in her 21st summer as the Head Nurse at Camp Timberlane. When Cindy isn’t taking care of the Timberlane campers, she is at home taking care of her four boys; her husband and three sons that all attended Timberlane as well. Her husband, Shy, is an avid visitor, so we consider him a part of the Timberlane family. Cindy loves Timberlane and looking out for the safety and wellbeing of campers as if they are her own. She loves the people and the atmosphere at Timberlane and watching the kids grow up summer after summer.