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camp-airy-boys-climbing-staffMedical and other summer forms are due by May 16.

Your camper should be healthy before leaving for camp. If he or she is in any way indisposed, departure should be postponed and the camp notified. If possible, the camper’s session will be rearranged.

 

MEDICATIONS

The camps’ Health Centers must be notified in writing of any pertinent medications or diagnoses (on the Online Health History and Printed Medical Form that is completed by your physician). Any emotional problems must also be called to our attention. At the time of your camper’s check-up, your family physician should provide us with accurate, up-to-date information about your camper’s health, and list the purpose, frequency, dosage and instructions for any prescribed medications or over-the-counter medications to be administered on a regular or “as needed” basis.

In accordance with the highest safety standards, we require all campers who take prescription or over-the-counter medication to enroll in our Medication Distribution System through Finksburg Pharmacy. You will receive information about this process with your Medical Forms. When you arrive at camp, your camper’s medication will already be at the Health Center. The camp Medical Staff will supervise dispensing of all medications. Campers are not permitted to medicate themselves.

All summer forms are found in your CampInTouch account.

Campers who are not well upon arrival at camp will be sent home and admission will be postponed. Campers are screened by our Medical Staff upon arrival and before parents leave camp. No camper will be admitted if, upon arrival and before parents leave camp, he or she is suffering from any skin or respiratory infection, or has any evidence of Pediculosis (headlice), including nits. Pediculosis is present in all school systems and may be evident without symptoms. It is imperative that parents begin checking their camper’s head every day beginning three weeks prior to camp, in order to leave adequate time for treatment. It is to your advantage to follow this “early procedure,” as treatment takes considerable time. Also, re-scheduling campers for late arrival or alternative sessions isn’t always a viable alternative. To facilitate checking your camper, please be sure there are no braids, dreadlocks or the like; they will have to be removed upon arrival. If your camper is found to have lice or nits while at camp, treatment will be administered on a case-by-case basis.

Because of regulations concerning strep throat cultures, we will be sending any such cultures to laboratories in the area. These cultures will only be done if we feel they are essential in determining the exact diagnosis and extent of an illness. The cost for such a lab analysis cannot be included in the session fees and is the responsibility parent or the parent’s insurance carrier.

 

INSURANCE

Accident and illness insurance coverage is included in the camp fees. However, please note this insurance, which has a $50.00 deductible, is a secondary insurance policy. In case of an accident or illness requiring out-of-camp treatment, you will need to first file a claim with your carrier. In order for the camp policy to become effective, your insurance benefits must first be exhausted. Camp’s policy has a maximum coverage of $2,500. Parents are responsible for paying the deductible and any amount beyond the limit of camp’s policy. For this reason, please be certain to include your personal insurance plan information with your Health History Form. Medical forms with an attached copy of insurance information should be returned to the camp office by May 1st. Any changes that may occur before the start of the camp season must be made in writing.

 

IF YOUR CAMPER HAS ASTHMA

To help us care for your camper, please send the following that functions with the medication order from Finksburg Pharmacy.

Immediate acting and preventative inhalers should be ordered through our Medication Distribution System.

Spacer for use with the metered-dose inhalers. Asthma experts recommend that an inhaler always be used with a spacer to ensure correct medicine delivery.

Peak Flow Meter — Serial measurement of peak flow permits much more accurate evaluation of the degree of asthma than merely listening to the lungs; proper care of asthma requires peak flow measurements.

Nebulizer — Each Health Center has a nebulizer. If your camper has/uses a nebulizer, please consider sending it to Camp so each Camper can use his/her own nebulizer.

Doctor’s Order — A physician’s signed order with explicit directions for each and every medication, treatment, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, etc. your camper will need.

If your camper is sensitive to aspirin or ibuprofen or related products, please be certain camp is made aware of this in writing. In some campers, such medications can have a worsening effect on their asthma.