Health & Wellness
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We partner with J Drugs to fill and package all prescriptions, supplements, vitamins and/or over-the-counter medications. All campers are required to participate in the J Drugs program 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 J Drugs for these items. The only other exception is if J Drugs notifies us that they are unable to accept your insurance or fill a particular medication.
J Drugs 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. J Drugs will manage every step of the process, including insurance payments, dispensing and delivery.
Here’s what you need to know to get started:
- Please print or use the J Drugs Pharmacy Order Form.
- Please review the Parent FAQs, and agree to Medication Policy in your CampInTouch account for any questions. You can always contact J Drugs at 718-258-6686 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Fill out the order form and attach all prescriptions from your doctor to the form when submitting. If your child is ordering non-prescription items (OTC medications, vitamins, and/or supplements) a doctor’s note or parents note is required.
- Mail (1205 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230), fax (718-258-1230) or email (email@example.com) the order form and prescriptions to J Drugs Pharmacy.
Fill out the J Drugs Pharmacy Order Form
Please Note: Campers must also register with Walgreens Pharmacy in addition to registering with J Drugs in the event your camper requires prescribed medicine at camp.
J Drugs does not have any cost for their service, only the co-pay for your medications. If everything is submitted by the registration deadline, the cost should be the same as if you went to your regular pharmacy. If paperwork and registration are not completed at least 30 days prior to the start of your camper’s session, there will be a $25 late fee plus any expedited shipping costs. Any camper who does not comply with this process and brings medication to camp will be charged a $100 fee.
Processing and Administering Medications
Once you have submitted your Pharmacy Order Form to J Drugs and any necessary paperwork, 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 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 J Drugs process will be assessed a $100 service fee per camper to account for the additional work on our medical staff.
The pharmacy will work with you regarding late medication changes. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-258-6686 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 J Drugs. 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 J Drugs 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.