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.

Requirements

All Camp Sealth campers will are required to complete the Health History Form, as well as the Medication Form (if bringing medication to camp). There will also be a required Health Screening during the check-in process.

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.

  • Health History Form: All campers must complete this form
  • Medication Form: Only if the camper is bringing medication, including over-the-counter, vitamins, or medicated creams/lotions.

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.

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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Medication

If your camper is bringing medication to camp, you will need to check in that medication with camp staff. You can choose the Express Meds check-in line if your medication form is complete and current, and if you follow all of the instructions below.

  • Step One: Complete the medication form online through your camp account. Be sure to include every medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter, vitamins, and medicated creams/lotions.
  • Step Two: Bring medications with you in hand during check-in; do not pack in the camper’s luggage.
  • Step Three: Ensure that all medications and vitamins meet camp’s requirements.
    • No expired medications.
    • Original pharmacy or manufacturer’s container is required (no pill organizers, baggies, or other containers).
    • All prescriptions (including epi-pens and inhalers) must include the camper’s name and correct prescription.

We can only dispense medications according to prescribed dosages. If the dosage has changed, we must have a doctor’s note with the updated prescription. If your child takes over-the-counter (OTC) medications on a regular basis, please send a supply of that medication. If they take OTC meds only occasionally on an as-needed basis, you may not need to send it, since we keep a stock of basic medications at camp. Contact us ahead of time to find out if you need to send an OTC medication.

Need help with your medication 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.

If a child leaves camp early due to illness or injury, the program fees may be refunded at a prorated rate or the camper may be able to attend a later session.

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.