Bringing Medications to Camp
Before Camp | Check-in Info | Packing Medications
Complete these steps.
- Update Medical Information in each camper’s account no later than 7 days before the camp start date. Update medications, allergies, and health history.
- All Medications must be entered prior to arrival. Log into your account HERE. Click on View Registrations, then choose the camper you would like to update. Click on “Health Form” to enter or update medications.
- CLICK HERE to print and complete the Camper Medication List. Place the list, along with the original medication containers, in a Ziploc® bag. Print the camper’s FIRST & LAST name legibly on the bag.
- Follow “Packing Medications” instructions that follow.
FIRST DAY OF CAMP
Camp Check-in: Give Ziploc® bag containing the completed medication list and labeled medication containers to the Camp Nurse. Allow time to stop by the Camp Nurse table to leave medications.
Bus Check-in (Day Camp): Give Ziploc® bag containing the completed medication list and labeled medication containers to the Bus Staff who will give it to the Camp Nurse upon arrival at camp.
Make every effort to be reachable by phone in case of an emergency or if your child gets sick.
LAST DAY OF CAMP
Camp Pickup: Unused prescription medication or empty prescription bottles will be returned during pickup. Empty bottles not picked up will be discarded. Unused over-the-counter medication will not be returned.
Bus Pickup (Day Camp): Bus Staff return unused medications to parents.
Packing Medications & Medication Policies
Send only the amount of meds needed for the week. Provide enough medication to last the entire time your camper is at camp OR for the length of time the medication should be taken. Any medications or empty medicine bottles left at camp after dismissal will be destroyed on the following Tuesday.
All must be checked in with the Camp Nurse. Campers may not keep medication in their backpack — prescribed, over-the-counter, vitamins, essential oils or homeopathics.
If an exception is needed, and the medication needs to be readily accessible (ex: inhalers or epi-pen), this needs to be cleared through the Camp Nurse by special request. Once cleared by the Camp Nurse, the medication will be kept with the summer staffer assigned to your camper’s group. For safety reasons campers are not allowed to have medications with them at camp.
Prescribed medications must be unexpired and in the original container with a pharmacy label that has the camper name, prescribing doctor name, and directions for use. Do not place medication in medication organizers! Deer Run Camp Nurses need to be sure of the medication that is being administered to your child.
Over-the-counter meds or vitamins must be unexpired, in the original container, and clearly labeled with the camper’s FIRST & LAST name.
Essential oils or homeopathics must be unexpired and in the original container and clearly labeled with the camper’s FIRST & LAST name. Note, our camp nurses do not dispense these. Campers are responsible for their own personal use of these but will be supervised by the Camp Nurse.