Safety is the Whale Camp's highest priority. All instructors carry first-aid and CPR certifications as well as participating in extensive on-location field and boat training sessions prior to employment. A licensed physician is on call 24 hours a day 8 miles from camp. The Grand Manan Hospital, with ambulance and helicopter service is located 15 minutes from camp. All campers must provide their own health/medical insurance coverage and must complete a medical form before coming to camp. Be aware that the Canadian health care system will require credit card or cash payment for service which will be reimbursed by your insurance provider.