Please list ALL medications (over-the-counter and prescription) that the camper will be bringing to camp (including vitamins). Per ACA regulations ALL medications MUST be stored in the infirmary. Our nurses have standing orders to administer certain medications. Please note that it is NOT necessary to send the following medications to camp: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Benadryl, cold medications, Neosporin, Bacitracin, Solarcaine or Orajel. Do NOT send these medications.
If you are sending medications to camp please note the following:
· ALL medications (over-the-counter and prescription) must be in the ORIGINAL container. Do not send medications in weekly pill dispensers or in plastic bags;
· Label all medications including nasal sprays and inhalers (not just the boxes) with the camper’s name;
· Send enough medication for the entire camp stay. Arrange to send refills if necessary in advance of running out of medication;
· Check expiration dates on medications especially inhalers;
Vegetarian meals are available to campers who for philosophical or health reasons do not eat meat. A camper must opt for either regular or vegetarian meals for his/her entire stay.
Please ensure that your camper has had a tetanus booster shot within the past ten years.
If your camper wets the bed please make a note of so we can handle any accidents discreetly.
If your camper is ill e.g. has a cold or fever or has been exposed to any infectious diseases, please contact the camp before arriving on opening day.
You will be notified if your camper becomes ill at camp and requires an overnight stay in the infirmary and/or a visit to the camp pediatrician, sustains an injury requiring medical attention or experiences severe homesickness.
Our experience with campers with ADD/ADHD coming off their medications during camp indicates that frequently it is not a wise decision and can negatively impact their camp experience. If your camper takes medication during the school year for conditions like ADD/ ADHD and you feel the medication is unnecessary during the camp stay, please contact our camp nurse to discuss how to ensure a positive camp experience for your child.