Camp support staff
We have 40 support staff on-site, to handle background camp operations, kitchen service, safety and logistics. Among them, there are certified health and safety personnel on-site to treat minor and serious injuries. This includes a certified First Aider, a qualified camp pharmacist, a qualified MOH-trained camp doctor, and a qualified camp physiotherapist.
- Head of Health and Safety
- Camp First Aider
- Holds a Master of Science in Medical and Health Sciences (by Research)
- Business Development Executive at EP Plus
- Camp Pharmacist
- Holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in International Medical University
- Former pharmacist at KPJ Hospital
- Camp Doctor
- Medical Officer UD44 in Ophthalmology in Hospital Selayang
- Holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree.
- Camp Senior Physiotherapist
- Holds Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy degree from Curtin University.
- Worked in Musculoskeletal & sports injuries field for more than 20 years
In the river, we have trained lifeguards who will watch over the safety of the campers at a 1:1 ratio. Our lifeguards have undergone training and prepared for many scenarios in the river. Prior to camp, they have scouted the river to identify any entrapment and strainers that may pose a risk, so that during the activity we either station a lifeguard at the danger area or completely eliminate the risk altogether. In the end, we only select portions of the river which are suitable and safe for kids aged 9-12. Some portions will be slightly deeper than their height but the necessary safety floatation devices (lifejackets) will do its job.
An important element of lifesaving is also the understanding of a child’s ability in the river prior to entering the deeper / faster parts of the river. The swim tests in WWSC Lite are designed to measure that prior to any river-related activity. Once understood, the appropriate attention will be given (ie. putting our strong lifeguard to watch a weak swimmer). In addition, we take precaution with regards to equipment (lifejackets, helmets and tube). Parents should provide the necessary shin and elbow guards (should there be a case where a child doesn't have them, we have some on hand to sell as replacements) and campers will be protected by the safety lines in the river.
- Head of Lifesaver
- Holds Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London
Note from Head of Health & Safety to parents:
The Kampar River that we are using for river activities has been tested positive for a type of bacteria which can cause a disease called Leptospirosis. This bacteria is transmitted to humans and animals by direct or indirect contact with urine or body fluids from infected animals especially rodents, which in this case, is found in the river water. In response to this, we encourage all staff & campers who are going into the river to take a certain prophylactic medicine (i.e. preventive antibiotics) called Doxycycline (for children 12 years and above) or Azithromycin (for children 12 years and below). WWSC has taken this as precaution for the past 8 years.