Health Care & Medications

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Health and safety for campers is our number one priority. Onsite health care staff work closely with parents to provide high quality emergency and routine care.

Note: Camp forms are required at least two weeks prior to the camp session. The camp check-in process will be MUCH quicker if all forms are complete and updated in a timely manner.

Required Forms

In order to expedite the check-in process, both of these forms need to be completed at least two weeks before the start of the camp session:

  • 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 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.

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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.

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Health Screening

When you check in your child, we’ll ask you to complete a brief health screening form to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information possible. Staff at check-in will also assess each camper for any signs of illness or injury.

Children with communicable diseases may not attend camp until he or she is no longer contagious. With a doctor’s note, we can move your child into a later session if space is available, or fully refund the camp tuition. Campers with injuries, including broken bones or stitches, need a doctor’s note to attend camp.

Injury or Illness at Camp

If your child is injured or becomes ill 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. In most cases, children who become ill will be sent home to rest and recover. Parents are responsible for the cost of any outside medical care or expenses incurred while attending camp. If a child gets sick at camp, 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.