Camp Thurman hosts an average of 7,000 campers per year. Each of those young campers are eager to climb, jump, run, swim, play and get messy, and with that, some of them will scrape a knee, get sick, or possibly worse. The camp decided they needed an onsite medical building. With the name “Samaritan Inn” proudly posted above its door, each camper is cared for with selfless care as the Good Samaritan cared for the Traveler in Jesus’ Parable (Luke 10:25-37).
The nurses station was installed in December of 2014. It was a tight squeeze to be installed exactly where they needed it. However, the Ulrich Drivers carefully maneuvered the building into just the right position. Once in place, the building was stocked with everything needed. One staff nurse, as well as a few young assistants, care for the kids who need them.
While visiting Camp Thurman, I was stepped inside the Samaritan Inn as a young boy exclaimed “That’s The Hospital! I Hate Hospitals” I chuckled to myself thinking about how right he is. No one likes the hospital. However, it’s always a comfort to know that it will be there when you need it. The same goes for Camp Thurman’s Nurses’ Station. Built with quality, it will be there for the next camper with a bug bite, upset tummy, or sprained ankle who walks through its door.