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Health Procedures

Please contact the Camp Director for campers requiring specific support. Examples may include health care, severe allergies, emotional support, or mobility limitations. At that time you will be able to discuss the nature of your camper’s needs and gather additional information to determine if the camp can provide the proper support, supervision, and necessary accommodations for your camper to have a safe, fulfilling camp experience. To be successful at camp, your camper needs to be independent with self-care (shower, dressing, using the restroom) and successful in an 8:1 camper to staff ratio. We are dedicated to serving ALL girls in our council and accommodations can be made in many cases. Please contact the camp director for more information prior to registering.


Camp is staffed by qualified medical personnel (RN, EMT, or LPN) known as the Health Supervisor and a physician is always on call.

Parents/Guardians will be contacted if the following situations occur:
  • If your camper spends the night in the infirmary.
  • If your camper needs to see a doctor or visit the Emergency Room.
  • If your camper breaks the Camper Behavior Agreement.
Parents / Guardians may be contacted in the following situations:
  • If the Health Supervisor has a question regarding information supplied on your camper’s Health History form (medications, chronic health conditions, etc).
  • If a camp staff person needs your assistance/support regarding your camper’s well-being.

All campers receive a health screening upon arrival at camp and the health supervisor verifies health information on your camper’s health history form. Parents will be notified of any concerns.


Medication
Medication can only be left at camp if the medication:
  1. Is in the original container,
  2. Is labeled with the camper’s name, physician’s name and correct dosage, and
  3. Is prescribed for the camper by a physician, and
  4. Includes detailed written instructions on the Camper Health History Form

Please bring only prescription medication to camp. Medication will be administered according to the prescribed instructions. Camp provides over the counter medications, as listed on the camper health history form as needed.  

Emergency Medications such as Epinephrine or inhalers will always remain with the camper and camp staff will know the specifics of that child’s medical needs.

Head Lice

If head lice are found during the health screening, the parent/guardian of the camper will be contacted to discuss options that best serve the camper and the camp community.

If your child has head lice before camp, here are a few tips to make sure it doesn’t recur.

  • Treat her hair with a lice removal product, remove all nits and re-treat in seven days.
  • Pay close attention to the hairline at the base of the neck and behind the ears.
  • Wash all bedding, pillows, hats, stuffed animals, bike helmet, sleeping bags, brush, comb and anything else the hair contacts. Many children get re-infected from their own belongings.

If you are not sure what head lice looks like, or how to treat your child, listed below are helpful resources and links:

Bed Bugs

The United States is experiencing an increase in bed bugs in public spaces over the past few years. Because bed bugs can travel in belongings and bedding, it is important for campers to check their belongings prior to camp arrival.

If you want to learn more about bed bugs, visit the CDC's resource page.

Sun and Heat

At camp we have two very common and completely preventable problems: SUNBURN and DEHYDRATION. Campers are encouraged to bring non-aerosol sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater and chapstick with SPF 15 or greater.

Water is critical to our body’s health. Everyone needs to drink at least three water bottles a day. A water bottle with a strap for carrying is recommended. At camp, we all drink one glass of water at meals before other beverages. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CAMPER BRINGS A STURDY REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE (we will refill it as needed while she is at camp).

Dietary Needs & Food Allergies

Most dietary needs can be accommodated (vegetarian, lactose-intolerant, gluten-free, etc.) with advance notice. Some diets may require the camper to bring some of their own food to supplement the meals provided by camp. Although we cannot guarantee a nut free environment; we are “nut aware” and can ensure that a camper’s meal is nut free. Please include your camper’s dietary needs or restrictions on the Health History Form through the UltraCamp system.


Emergency Procedures

Parents/guardians will be contacted if there is an emergency that affects the camp community. Examples of emergencies include wildfire evacuation or other such occurrences. When these events occur please do not call Camp. You will be contacted by the Council office with information regarding next steps.