Health & Wellness
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We partner with CampMeds to fill and package all prescriptions, supplements, vitamins and/or over-the-counter medications. All campers are required to participate in the CampMeds program for their medications to be distributed at camp. The ONLY EXCEPTION to this is for campers using rescue inhalers, EpiPens and injectable medication (i.e. growth hormones, insulin, etc.) birth control pills, Accutane and compounded medication. Campers using these items and medications do not need to use the pharmacy program–no other exceptions will be allowed. If your camper’s medication falls under one of these few exceptions, please make sure to label with first and last name.
CampMeds will take care of everything. Your camper’s medicine will be packaged in dose packs, clearly labeled with your camper’s name and delivered directly to camp prior to your camper’s arrival. CampMeds will manage every step of the process, including insurance payments, filling and delivery.
Here’s what you need to know to get started:
- Agree to Medication Policy in your CampInTouch account.
- Fill out the All About Me camper form with all medications to be taken during camp.
- Create an account with CampMeds by April 1st and select “Chi” as the camp.
- Have your physician submit all prescriptions to CampMeds as early as possible, preferably at least 45 days before and no later than 30 days prior to your session begins. Late fees are charged when forms and information is submitted after these dates. Please have your provider send electronic prescriptions when able.
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- Controlled Substances: If your child stays longer than 30 days, the law requires a new Rx for each 30-day supply.
- Important: Please have your physician send in the controlled substance prescription 60 days before your camper’s start date.
Please Note: Campers must also register with Walgreens Pharmacy with a card on file, in addition to registering with CampMeds in the event your camper requires prescribed medicine at camp.
Camp Chi will pay the registration fees for all campers using CampMeds. Families only pay the co-pay (or what is not covered by insurance) for their medications. If everything is submitted by the registration deadline, the cost should be the same as if you went to your regular pharmacy. If prescriptions not received at least 30 days prior to the start of your camper’s session, there will be a $100 late fee. If these items are submitted with less than 15 days before the start of the session, an expedite fee will be added. Any camper who does not comply with this process and brings medication to camp will be charged a $200 fee.
Processing and Administering Medications
Once you have registered and submitted all prescriptions to CampMeds, they will facilitate insurance payments, dispensing and delivery. Your camper’s medicine will be packaged in dose packs, clearly labeled with your camper’s name and delivered directly to camp prior to your camper’s arrival.
Our 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 epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens, etc.), 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.
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We utilize this service because it is safer for our campers, staff and allows our medical team to provide better care. Families who disregard the CampMeds process will be assessed a $200 service fee per camper.
The pharmacy will work with you regarding late medication changes. Please contact CampMeds at 954-577-0025 or email@example.com as soon as you are aware of any changes to your camper’s medication regimen.
We strongly discourage putting campers 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.
If your camper is sick and our camp physician prescribes medication while at camp, it will be filled at the local Walgreens Pharmacy.
We ask you to work together with us and Walgreens in making the process smooth. Please register your campers with Walgreens and include your insurance information and credit card. If your insurance is not affiliated with Walgreens, getting a referral would be helpful.
If your camper not already registered at Walgreens, we ask that you do so at least one week before your camper leaves for camp. If you are already registered, please take a moment to check your account and confirm that the insurance information and credit card on file are current.
Registering with Walgreens is in addition to submitting prescriptions to CampMeds. 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, oils, allergy medicine, ear drops, etc. Similar to prescription medications, all over-the-counter medication must be submitted to CampMeds 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 gluten-free diets. 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 or sunflower butter alternative is available. We will not serve items where the label indicates that the food contains peanuts or tree nuts, but we may serve 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 for gluten-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. The professional lice company will provide treatment for your camper at your expense. Regardless of severity, they charge $250 per treatment. 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.
Ticks have been a growing concern in recent years. Camp Chi is increasing efforts to minimize their presence, working with our pest control services. They are very resilient and while we try to manage them, ticks are and will be present.
We are committed to combat ticks before they bite, but also after. Counseling staff are instructed to have their campers do daily tick checks during shower hour, and also after any activity that takes them into the more wooded areas of camp. Activities like horseback riding, trail building, and aerial adventure will end with campers being reminded to check for ticks.
Along with other visuals we post in cabins, a tick check reminder and instruction sheet will be laminated and posted in every cabin. Counselors are instructed to remind campers to do the tick checks and to instruct campers what to do if they find a tick on their body.
All campers and staff are instructed to have ticks removed by medical personnel at the health center. Ticks are removed, bagged, labeled and saved. The bite location is marked on the person’s body and monitored on day 1, 2, 3 & 7. Campers or staff with a tick are instructed to return to the health center every day for three days, and then on day 7 to check for rash or reaction. Staff are looking for any growth of the bite mark, and a list of additional symptoms that may indicate additional treatment.
Parents will not be notified in the event their camper has an asymptomatic tick bite, but will be notified if the bite mark becomes inflamed, increases in size, or requires further treatment. Parents will be notified if their camper comes to the health center with a tick bite prior to returning home if monitoring after camp is needed.
We also encourage parents to teach their campers about ticks, how to check for them, letting their counselor know and having them removed at the Health Center.