Health & Wellness
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We partner with LTC Scripts to fill and package all prescriptions, supplements, vitamins and/or over-the-counter medications. All campers are required to enroll in LTC Scripts for their medications to be distributed at camp. Campers using rescue inhalers, EpiPens and injectable medication (i.e. growth hormones) do not need to use LTC Scripts for these items. The only other exception is if the pharmacy notifies us that they are unable to accept your insurance or fill a particular medication.
LTC Scripts will take care of everything. Your camper’s medicine will be packaged in dose packs, clearly labeled with your child’s name and delivered directly to camp prior to your child’s arrival. LTC Scripts will manage every step of the process, including insurance payments, dispensing and delivery.
Here’s what you need to know to get started:
Create an account for your child at campscripts.com. All campers will need to create a new account each summer.
- Use Camp Chi’s ID # CHI when creating your account
- Once you create your LTC Scripts account, please complete your camper’s medication profile and select the session s/he is attending. This is in addition to the health history and medication policy form you will provide Camp Chi through CampInTouch.
- Upload copies of your health insurance documents and provide a credit card for payment of any fees
- Clear instructions for obtaining prescriptions from your doctor are included on the LTC Scripts registration page
Please Note: Campers must also register with Walgreens Pharmacy in addition to registering with LTC Scripts in the event your camper requires prescribed medicine at camp.
- Camp Chi will cover the initial registration fees. Registration fees to do not include medications, copays or other deductibles.
- Any camper who does not comply with our prescription process and brings medication to camp on their own will be charged $100.
- All prescription orders must be received 30 days prior to start of the session. All orders after that will incur an additional $30 charge plus any expedited shipping charges.
Processing and Administering Medications
Once you have created a profile for your child and uploaded the necessary paperwork, LTC Scripts will facilitate insurance payments, dispensing and delivery. Your camper’s medicine will be packaged in dose packs, clearly labeled with your child’s name and delivered directly to camp prior to your child’s arrival.
Our camp nurses will keep and administer all medications. Wisconsin state law allows nurses to administer only in accordance with the prescribing information. For the safety of all campers, no medications, including vitamins and except for inhalers and certain Epipens, are allowed to be kept in the camper cabins or in camper’s possession. Sharing prescription drugs with others will result in expulsion from camp. It is imperative that we know every medication, including over-the-counter medications that your child is taking while at camp.
We need 100% participation
Families who disregard the LTC Scripts process will be assessed a $100 service fee per camper to account for the additional work on our medical staff.
If your child is beginning to take a new medication or has a change to existing medications immediately prior to camp, you must contact LTC Scripts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844.572.7478 to order medications.
We strongly discourage putting kids on a “medication vacation” while at camp. Camp is not a time to try a new medication or remove a child from a medication. If this is unavoidable, we request that you consult with a camp director or nurse prior to camp and make the medication change at least 6 weeks prior to the start of camp.
In the spring, you will receive more information from us regarding our affiliation with Walgreens Pharmacy. If our camp physician prescribes medication for your camper while at camp, we will use Walgreens Pharmacy to fill the prescription. Please register your camper and your insurance information either online or at your local Walgreens according to the instructions in the letter. Registering with Walgreens is in addition to submitting prescriptions to LTC Scripts. We have a very limited supply of prescription medications in the Health Center. If any of these are administered to your camper, a nominal fee will be charged.
No over-the-counter medication is allowed without a physician’s prescription, including vitamins, herbal supplements, allergy medicine, ear drops, etc. Similar to prescription medications, all over-the-counter medication must be submitted to LTC Scripts prior to camp. For occasional use, the Health Center does have over-the-counter pain medication, cough syrup, etc. on hand.
Camp Chi’s Health Center is open 24 hours a day. It is staffed by 7 nurses, 3 health interns and a physician. The Health Center is centrally located, air-conditioned and well-equipped to meet most health needs. We have two nebulizers at camp so campers needing nebulizer treatments do not need to bring their own to camp.
Emergency medical treatment is available at a nearby hospital. Dental treatment and eye glass repair are available in the Dells area at parents’ expense.
Campers receive excellent medical attention should they requirement treatment, take daily medications or are admitted for an overnight stay. Your child is our first priority. Be confident that our professional medical staff is committed to ensuring the health and safety of your camper. This means that they will care for and treat your child first and then make every effort to call you.
Parents/Guardians will be contacted by Health Center staff if:
- Your camper has been admitted to and stays overnight in the Health Center.
- Your camper is placed on prescription medication.
- Your camper medication dosage needs to be changed by our doctor.
- Your camper has a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- Your camper has been taken to an off-site physician or emergency room.
- We have questions regarding your child’s health or changes to your child’s health.
Parents/Guardians will not be contacted by Health Center staff when:
- Your camper receives a small cut or scrape.
- Your camper receives over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol, Tums, cough drops, etc.
- Your camper rests in the Health Center for a short period of time.
Camp Chi can accommodate certain food allergies and dietary restrictions. Please notify us via your camper forms if your child has special dietary needs. This will give our Health Center and Kitchen staff adequate time to prepare.
We employ a specialized chef, whose job is to make safe and delicious meals for campers who cannot eat the regular meal due to dietary restrictions or allergies. Additionally, there is a large allergy board in the main dining hall that visually lets campers see the food in the meal and the common allergens present.
Camp Chi’s Kitchen regularly stocks Lactaid, soy milk and rice milk. These products are available whenever we serve milk in the dining hall. Additionally, dairy-free meals are available for campers with known and previously communicated dairy allergies.
We can accommodate the special diets associated with Celiac Disease. Campers needing a gluten-free diet will receive menu options that closely mirror what is being served during a particular meal. To help with this effort, families of campers needing gluten-free diets are asked to contact the camp office and at times provide certain food items for their camper to supplement the gluten-free foods stocked in the Camp Kitchen.
Food allergies, particularly nut allergies, are a growing concern across America. To help protect the health of campers and staff, we do not use peanuts, tree nuts or nut oils in the preparation of food in our dining hall or at outdoor cooking. Although Camp Chi does not serve peanut butter, a delicious soy alternative is available. We will not serve items where the label indicates that the food contains peanuts or tree nuts, but we may serve packaged items that state that a product has been produced in a factory or on machinery where nuts may have been present or similar language.
Although serious efforts are being made, Camp Chi cannot guarantee an entirely nut free facility. Nut products and gluten are not always clearly labeled.
Our professional food service staff is available for consultation regarding food allergies starting in June. We will work together to provide healthy and safe options for your campers to confidently enjoy wholesome meals at camp.
Head lice are a growing problem in schools and other programs, such as camps, where people are in close contact to one another. The nature of the lice life cycle can make it very difficult to identify cases of lice, particularly in the early stages. With this in mind, we implement the following policies and procedures to reduce the likelihood of a lice outbreak at camp as well as being sensitive to the workload of our Health Center staff.
- Prior to camp, we strongly recommend having your camper checked for lice by your pediatrician or a certified lice specialist. This is especially important if your child has had lice or been exposed to lice in the months leading up to camp.
- Within the first 24 hours of camp we employ a professional lice and nit removal and treatment service to do an initial screening of every camper and staff member.
- If your camper is identified as having lice or nits, either the professional lice specialist or Chi Health Center staff will contact you. As the parent, you then have two choices:
- Option 1: The professional lice company will provide treatment for your camper at your expense. Regardless of severity, they charge $250 per treatment. The treatment includes using the Shepherd Method of Strand by Strand Lice and Nit Removal, treatment with non-toxic products, and a recheck. Treatment may take multiple days. Camp Chi will not incur the cost of treatment nor provide a refund of tuition or fees for any camp activities missed.
- Option 2: Parents can pick up their camper within 6 hours of the phone call informing them of the lice and/or nits. Campers may only return to camp once they have been identified as free from lice and nits by a professional lice company. Proof of treatment must be presented upon returning to camp. Camp Chi will not incur the cost of treatment nor provide a refund of tuition or fees for any camp activities missed.
We have created this policy in consultation with medical professionals, lice specialists and other overnight camps, which all recognize the challenges in identifying and removing lice from camp communities. Our hope is that detecting any suspected lice or nits upon arrival at camp will reduce or eliminate this issue from camp. With the work and effort we employ at the start of a session, we no longer be screening campers before they return home.