Health and Safety
Mimanagish operates in a wilderness context which means that definitive medical care is 2 or more hours away. Staff onsite are certified with a minimum of Wilderness First Aid and CPR. First aid kits are located throughout camp. All participants are required to fill out a confidential medical form, complete with insurance information, prior to their arrival to ensure timely and appropriate treatment in the event of a medical emergency.
Any participants prescribed epinephrine for allergies are strongly encouraged to double check that they have a current prescription prior to their arrival at camp.
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Our professional kitchen staff will work with you to make accommodations for any allergies, sensitivities, or special diets. Please note these considerations on your registration and check in with kitchen staff upon arrival. With unusual requests please reach out to kitchen staff directly, prior to arrival. While we do our best to support special diets, we may ask you to help supplement.
Smoking is allowed only by legal users and only on the concrete porch of the Lodge. This is in consideration of fire safety as well as health and comfort of other participants. There is no smoking allowed on property during any youth camps. Check in with any questions with the Director upon arrival to Mimanagish.
The facilities of Mimanagish are primarily built of wood and the camp is located on densely forested land. Participants will be briefed on proper use of fire extinguishers, fire prevention. and evacuation procedures.
Wildfire risk increases throughout the end of the summer and early fall. Implementation of government instated fire bans are common during this time, which prohibit the use of campfires. Participants should expect this possibility in late summer. To check the status of any fire bans please visit the Custer-Gallatin National Forest fire restriction homepage here.
Hiking is one of the great opportunities available at Mimanagish. Some retreats will run organized hikes. These hikes are permitted by the USFS and are limited to 15 total people (including the guide) per group. Participants are also encouraged to explore many of the great trails outside of these designated hikes with the following considerations:
- Hike with at least 1 partner
- You are in grizzly bear country. Make noise while you hike and be familiar with bear country considerations. There is information provided by the USFS located in the dining hall and we suggest that you also check in with camp staff. Take bear spray (available at Mimanagish) and know how to use it (trainers available on site).
- Carry plenty of water, food, and first aid supplies.
- Let camp staff know where you are going and when you plan to return
Pets are not allowed at Mimanagish. Trained emotional support and service animals are welcome, space permitting, with appropriate documentation and conversation with the Director of Mimanagish. Participants needing to bring ESA or service animals are urged to contact the director as early as possible; all arrangements must be cleared with the Director by the registration deadline (typically 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp/retreat).