Emergencies

Emergency Procedures

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Report Emergencies

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.

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Emergency Sirens

If you need assistance in an emergency, there are sirens () located in each comfort station, and in the pavilion. You can also blow a loud whistle.

Hospital – Blue Mountain Health System

The closest hospital is Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton, PA. 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).

Hospital E.R. express care (located at Gnadden Huetten Hospital)

Open seven days a week from 11AM to 9PM. 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 Express Care is 610-377-8230.

Police

The Pennsylvania State Police service our township. For non-emergencies, call the office or dial the State Police Barracks at 610-377-4270.

Ambulance

The Lehighton Ambulance Association serves our township. They have basic and advanced life support crews. Dial 911

FIRE

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.

Lightning

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.

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AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

An AED is used to help a heart attack victim. There is an AED at the “Dorothy” comfort station. Dial 911 first.

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Power outage

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.

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Lake emergencies

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.

Gathering area

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.

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Medical conditions

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.

Identification information

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.

Emergency exits

The main camp roads are the best way to exit the camp. If one is blocked or congested, use the other.

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.

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Help wanted

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.