2019 Healthcare Team
We are thrilled that Dr. Nina Smith will serve as our Camp Physician again this summer! Nina first came to CMS as a counselor in the summer of 1971 when she was the Head of the Waterfront, teaching campers to swim in the Cowpasture River. She loved her time at CMS, but life pulled her in other directions after that summer and she was never able to return as a counselor. Fast forward to the summer of 2017 when Nina reconnected with CMS in her new role on our health care staff.
Nina is a women’s health doctor in private practice in Harrisonburg and she also serves patients monthly at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She is an integral member of the CMS health care team, working closely with our on-site nurses, consulting by phone and video, and visiting Camp often throughout the summer to check in with our campers and staff. Nina is a gifted physician for our girls when they are sick and a comforting friend to campers who may need to talk through a bout of homesickness or anything else that is on their minds. Parents will have the opportunity to meet Nina and consult with her about any health care concerns they may have when they check their daughters in on the opening day of each session. You can rest assured that CMS girls are in good hands and well cared for by Nina and the rest of our CMS health care team.
“Dear Ann, I just want you to know that you were an amazing camp parent to me. Ever since my first year at Roots & Shoots, you have made me feel so secure and welcome. Manners, trust and most importantly friendship are the three main things you have taught me over the years, and you have been a huge part of my life.”