Please report all emergencies to camp personnel immediately. You can call the office at 610-377-9577. If nobody can be reached… DIAL 911. Our address is 3500 Forest St in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.
If you need assistance in an emergency, there are sirens located in each comfort station, and in the pavilion. You can also continuously blow a loud whistle.
Hospital – St. Lukes Hospital
The closest hospital is St. Lukes Hospital Lehighton Campus. See office for directions or drive to the turnpike area, take 209-S towards Lehighton, 443-W towards Wal-Mart, and look for the hospital signs (10 miles). Address is 211 N 12th St, Lehighton, PA 18235.
Saint Lukes Care Now
This facility is located at 575 S 9th St, Lehighton, PA (just off route 443 on the way to WalMart). Open seven days a week from 8AM to 8PM. Faster service for non-urgent, medical emergencies such as sprains, strains, sore throats, colds or flu, earaches, minor cuts, insect bites, and other minor emergencies. The phone number for Care Now is 570-645-1000. Drop in or skip the wait by reserving your spot online.
The Pennsylvania State Police service our township. For non-emergencies, call the office or dial the State Police Barracks at 610-681-1850.
The Lehighton Ambulance Association serves our township. They have basic and advanced life support crews. Dial 911
In the event of a fire, dial 911 immediately — every second counts. Towamensing Township has a Volunteer Fire Company. Dial 911 and alert the office. Fire extinguishers can be found at each comfort station and the clubhouse patio. Please make a mental note of their locations as you stroll through camp. Sound the nearest emergency siren located at the pavilion or comfort stations.
The best place to be is in your vehicle. Download a weather app to your phone and allow weather alerts to inform you of dangerous oncoming storms.
AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
An AED is used to help a heart attack victim. There are AED’s located on the clubhouse patio and at the “Dorothy” comfort station. Dial 911 first.
Most power outages at camp last only a few hours. Since the camp water supply is an on site well, the toilets and campsite water will not flow. An alternative means of flushing a toilet is by pouring a bucket of water into the bowl.
There is no swimming allowed in the lake. In the event that a water rescue is required, there are life rings is available at the shore of the lake.
Plan a common area to meet your fellow campers in the event of an emergency. We recommend the large field adjacent to our camper storage area.
Medical conditions should be recorded on your camp account. We will only disclose this information to medical personnel in the event you cannot communicate with them. You can add this information by logging into your account or just stop by Guest Services.
You should always carry some form of identification with you at all times. Your camp membership card will do because we can look you up for emergency personnel. Also, program the one person who should be called in the event of an emergency on your cell phone: program them as “*ICE” which stands for “In Case of Emergency”. Police and EMT are aware of this and will check.
The main camp roads are the best way to exit the camp. If one is blocked or congested, use the other. In extreme emergency conditions, the north side access roads of the pipeline and power line are alternatives for 4 wheel drive SUV’s.
Wireless phone service
All wireless phone providers have good signal throughout the camp property with the exception of T-Mobile. Be aware of this as you explore our property.
If you are a doctor, nurse, EMT, firefighter, police or are certified in CPR or other life saving techniques AND you want to be “on call” when you are at The Woods Campground, please edit your woods account indicating your expertise. Our system will tell us when you’re registered so we can contact you in the event of an emergency until the emergency response teams arrive at camp.