Your camper's medical safety is of utmost importance to us. Two Registered Nurses are on site each week who will manage your child's medications while at camp. Summer staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. Our camp has an infirmary on site and is within 30 minutes of a hospital.
If you have additional questions or concerns about your camper’s medical care, email us at email@example.com.
The most important place to communicate about your camper’s medical needs is the camper’s health form. This form is due March 15th and is available on your Campintouch account.
To protect the safety of all campers from having access to meds, all medications must be kept in the infirmary. This applies to both campers and staff. Exceptions are made for rescue inhalers, diabetic supplies, and epi-pens. These will be carried by your camper's counselor at all times.
Please leave "as needed" over the counter medications at home (ex. tylenol, advil) for the week. We’re well stocked with everything they might need! See a full list of the medication we keep on hand at the bottom of this guide.
If your camper requires a FDA-approved OTC medication on a regular basis (ex. takes claritin every day), please send an unopened bottle of the OTC medication to camp. Regulations require us to follow the directions on the original container unless we have a note from a physician authorizing something different. So if a bottle says it is for adult use only and it is checked in for a ten-year-old, we cannot administer it without a doctor's note. Or if your camper requires a higher dosage that what is listed on the medication directions, you will need to provide a doctor's note.
If the OTC medication is not FDA-approved (ex. melatonin), a doctor's note is required with dosage instructions.
If you camper will need prescription or daily OTC medications, then you'll need to provide our arrival day nurses with a signed and completed Camper Medication Form, indicating all medications and their applicable doses. Make sure you keep all medication in its original container. State regulations require all medication to be in their original containers so we cannot make exceptions.
We cannot administer prescription medications that are:
-Expired. All medication must be currently valid.
-Prescribed to other people. Medication must be prescribed to the camper only and not other family members. If dispensing instructions have changed, please ensure the label is updated by the pharmacy.
-Compounded or mixed at home. We can administer medicines that have been compounded or mixed by a pharmacy, but we cannot administer medicines that have been mixed or compounded together at home. Our nurses at camp are also unable to mix or compound medicines together. If you need this, work with your pharmacy ahead of time to bring a pharmacy mixed medicine with you.
-Broken in half. We cannot administer medicines that are cut or broken into smaller doses than prescribed.
We do not administer CBD oil to campers; please do not pack it in your camper’s luggage.
We do not allow multi-vitamins/supplements during a camp week unless prescribed by a doctor. If your child is medically required to take vitamins/supplements, then please bring the doctor's prescription, stating the vitamin to be given and the dosage. Please note: For melatonin, you'll need to provide a doctor's note and the melatonin in its original, unopened bottle. Ensure that the melatonin provided is the same dosage as prescribed on your doctor's note.
On your departure day, you can pick up your meds when checking out at camp. If your camper rides the bus home, leftover medications will be handed to the camper as they exit the bus.
If needed, you may call in a prescription for pickup at our local pharmacy: Ingles Pharmacy, 276 NC Highway 9, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Phone: 828.625.0748