Health Care & Medications

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Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of health care will look different. As we work to update our policies and procedures to ensure camper and staff safety, this page will be updated to reflect those changes. Health and safety for campers and staff is our number one priority.

Health Requirements

All Camp Sealth campers are required to:

  • Complete a Health History form (two weeks prior to camp)
  • Complete the Medication Form, if bringing any kind of medication to camp
  • Complete a Health Screening on arrival
  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test OR proof of full vaccination

Required Forms

The following forms are required to be turned in at least two weeks prior to the start of your child’s camp session. They can be completed online through your UltraCamp account. Instructions for filling out these forms are below.


If your child is bringing medication to camp, we want to make sure you’re set up for success at check-in. Completing these steps ahead of time will greatly speed up the check-in process and will make sure we are able to dispense your child’s medication.

Step One: Enter Medications in UltraCamp

1.       Log in to your camp account.
2.       Click on the name of the child attending camp.
3.       Underneath their name, click on the “Medications” bar, then click on “Manage Medications”.
4.       Follow the onscreen instructions to enter each medication the child is bringing.

Step Two: Make Sure We Can Accept Your Medications

All medication must be checked in with the health care staff, including over-the-counter meds, medicated creams/lotions, supplements, melatonin, etc.

We cannot accept or dispense medications that:

  1. Are expired
  2. Are not in original or pharmacy container
  3. For prescriptions, meds that are prescribed to someone else.

This includes emergency meds like epi-pens and inhalers. We also cannot give meds at a different dosage than the prescription without written instructions from a physician.

If your child only takes routine over-the-counter meds on occasion, such as for allergies, we stock most common medications in the health center and you may not need to send it.

Step Three: Have Your Meds Ready for Check-In

Keep your medication in hand during check-in (do not pack in luggage); it will get checked in directly with the health care staff. Place medication containers in a ziploc bag labelled with the camper’s full name.

Health Screening

A health screening will be conducted during the check-in process. The screening will consist of:

  • Check for observable signs of illness (runny nose, cough, etc.)
  • Temperature check – must be below 100.4 degrees F without use of fever-reducing medications
  • Attestation that the child and household members:
    • Have not had signs of illness for 14 days prior to camp
    • Have not been diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19
    • Have not been exposed to anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19

Any child who exhibits symptoms of illness, has a fever above 100.4 degrees F, or who may have contracted or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 will not be allowed to stay at camp.

In addition to check-in health screening, routine health screening will occur throughout the camp session to check for signs of illness.

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines

Per Washington State guidelines, all campers and staff must either:

  • Be fully vaccinated when camp begins, OR
  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test

All of our staff, and all campers aged 12 and older, are highly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. More vaccines may mean fewer restrictions at camp. For many reasons, we will not require a vaccine, but getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to support a safe and healthy summer. Campers who are fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks after the final dose) will not need to get a COVID test before arriving at camp. Bring proof of vaccination on arrival at camp.

Each camper who is not fully vaccinated must take a COVID test no more than 3 days before the start of camp, AND must quarantine between the test and the start of camp. Families are responsible for getting campers tested; there are many free sites for COVID testing. State guidelines do not specify what kind of test, although we do recommend a PCR test if possible. Provide written proof of the negative COVID test on arrival at camp.

Please do not send test results or proof of vaccination ahead of time.

Instructions for Online Forms

Health History Form

The health history form can be completed online, or you can print it out and mail it to us. Make sure to tell us everything we need to know in order to keep your child safe and healthy. Please include detailed information for conditions that may affect a child’s mental status, like seizures or diabetes, including how it typically presents and how quickly it responds to treatment. Your child’s personal and health information is kept as secure as possible, only sharing with the health care staff and those who work directly with your child.

Need help with your health history form? Check out this helpful video:

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Injuries  & Illness at Camp

If your child is injured during camp, we will do our best to notify the parent as soon as possible. Minor injuries may be treated on site or at the local health clinic with parent permission. Parents are responsible for the cost of any outside medical care or expenses incurred while attending camp.

If a camper gets sick at camp, or if there is possible exposure to COVID-19 at camp, campers will be sent home to seek a diagnosis and medical treatment. Health care staff will isolate and treat the sick individual until parents/guardians can pick them up.

For more information about how Camp Sealth responds to communicable diseases, including COVID-19, we are providing our Communicable Disease Plan:

Emergency Care

At least two licensed health care professionals are on site while camp is in session to provide both routine and emergency care for campers. An AED is on site, and Vashon Island EMS services can be at camp in 20 minutes or less. In addition, all staff are First Aid and CPR certified, and go through training and rehearsal for a wide range of emergency situations.