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Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll: Environmental Education

Emergency Procedures

First Aid Station

Camp Jekyll does not provide an on-site nurse and we strongly recommend that each school bring appropriate first aid supplies. Minor incidents can be treated in the infirmary located in south corner the Education Center (closest to Historic Pavilion). An adult must accompany a student to the infirmary. You must check your students medical forms and/or call parents before dispensing first aid supplies. Please sign our Injury Report Form located on the clipboard in the infirmary.

Medication/Permission Slips/Medical Insurance

Visiting teachers and/or school nurses are responsible for keeping up with student medication. Refrigeration can be provided if necessary for medication. Visiting teachers are also responsible for keeping up with school required permission slips. Jekyll will not collect these for each child. Jekyll is not responsible for your group's medical insurance. Inexpensive insurance may be available through your local Extension Office.

Accidents and Illnesses

The Jekyll staff is not authorized to treat illnesses or accidents. We strongly recommend that an adult with your group drive a vehicle to Jekyll that can be used to transport individuals in the event of an emergency. We do have a local 911/EMS service that can send ambulances to respond to emergencies. In case of an extreme home emergency after hours, your school can contact the Georgia State Patrol at (912) 635-2303; the patrol can relay a message to the center. During regular office hours, messages can be relayed through the Camp Jekyll main office at (912) 635-4115 (or 4117).


The fire alarm would alert individuals of a fire. All people would be evacuated from the building. No one would be allowed re-entry into a burning building. Evacuations should take place around the outside of buildings (and not under building verandas).

Weather Issues/Lightning

Jekyll runs classes rain or shine. The most comfortable participants are those that are prepared with ponchos, rain jackets, hats, and/or rain pants. In the event of lightning, we will move classes indoors until we haven't seen lightning for at least 15 minutes. In sudden sever weather emergencies, move inside as quickly as possible (take cover) and stay away from windows and appliances. If you are trapped outside, avoid tall trees and open fields, and lie flat in a ditch if necessary.

Missing Persons

It is the responsibility of the visiting adults to maintain group counts. Notify a Jekyll staff member if an individual is missing ASAP.