DAVIS—As soon as youth leaders hit the campus of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center each Monday in June and July, they gather their registration information and head to the north lobby of the tabernacle to register their group.
They want to hurry and submit their group’s release forms because they know that even before they get back to their cabin, some rambunctious young person may have already injured themselves and have need to visit the first aid station. Such is the nature of a youth minister’s life on Monday of camp and of those tasked with addressing the needs of the sick and injured at camp through first aid.
Each summer through the Jan Glenn First Aid Station, Falls Creek administers basic first aid to hundreds of campers, sponsors and staffers who find themselves dealing with allergies, injuries and the common cold. The first aid facility is staffed by volunteering doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners.
Jan Glenn, administrator of the facility named in her honor, said it is due to the generosity of these volunteering medical professionals that Falls Creek is able to continue this wonderful ministry.
“We are always in need of more doctors, PAs and nurse practitioners,” Glenn said. “When these professionals step away from their regular duties for a week to serve at Falls Creek, they provide a significant ministry for so many students at camp. I’m grateful for their participation.”
The first aid station is able to see several students at a time and typically administers basic first aid. Leaders who have students dealing with significant injuries or illnesses are referred on to hospitals in Sulphur or Ardmore.
There is, however, a continual need for Falls Creek to locate and invite medical professionals to serve in the first aid station.
If you are a medical doctor, PA or nurse practitioner, let me invite you to take a week and serve at Falls Creek. Jan Glenn is our facility administrator, and she would be glad to discuss with you any questions you may have about joining us for a week or two this summer. I feel certain you’ll have a great week and be blessed by serving in this way.