Your camper's medical safety is of utmost importance to us. Two Registered Nurses are on site each week, in addition to the two EMTs we have on full-time staff. All medications are distributed by an RN. Summer staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. Our camp has an infirmary on site and is in within 30 minutes of a hospital.
If you have additional questions or concerns about your camper’s medical care, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 not just to campers, but also to our staff, so there’s no possibility of a camper getting into a staffer’s luggage and accessing medication.
Exceptions are made for rescue inhalers, diabetic supplies, and epi-pens. These will be carried with your camper's counselor at all times.
Please leave all non-prescription medications other than allergy medicine at home for the week. We’re well stocked with everything else they might need! See a full list of the medication we keep on hand at the bottom of this guide.
If your camper requires an over-the-counter med on a regular basis (ex. takes claritin every day), we need a letter from the doctor stating how often to give the medication, along with the dosage.
If your child is taking prescription meds, then you'll need to provide our arrival day nurses with a signed and completed Camper Medication Form, indicating all meds and their applicable doses. Make sure you keep all prescription medication in its original container. State regulations require all medication to be in their original containers so we cannot make exceptions.
Speaking of state regulations, we also cannot administer prescription meds that are:
Regulations require us to follow the directions on all medicines 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. This is often a problem for Melatonin. Or if you request a higher dosage than what is listed on the medication directions, you’ll need a doctor’s note for that.
We do not administer essential oils to campers; please do not send them in your camper’s luggage.
We do not administer CBD oil to campers; please do not pack it in your camper’s luggage.
The North Carolina Board of Nursing only allows nurses to administer medications that are prescribed by doctors. Thus, we do not allow multi-vitamins/supplements during a camp week unless prescribed by a doctor. [We are by law able to treat campers with over the counter medication on an as needed basis per our medical director's protocols. (Example: Tylenol, Benadryl & Neosporin, etc.)] If, however, your child is medically required to take vitamins/supplements, then please bring the doctor's prescription, stating the multi-vitamin to be given and the dosage. Please note that this includes melatonin needed for sleep; you'll need to provide a doctor's note and the melatonin in its original bottle.
On your departure day, you can pick up your meds when checking out at camp. Please don’t forget! Bring your photo ID so we can verify we are giving the meds back to the right person.
If you need to fax us your doctor's prescription, send it to 704.841.2016. You can also call in a prescription for pickup at our local pharmacy: Ingles Pharmacy, 276 NC Highway 9, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Phone: 828.625.0748.