Welcome to our brand new Sunshine Health Center! It is named after one of our first camp directors (Sunshine) without whose vision we would not have it.
Every session of camp has two trained camp nurses available to assist campers with any medical needs. They are trained to dispense medications, treat basic injuries and illnesses, and help campers during times of need. All medications are kept locked in our Health Center. Prescription medications are dispensed before breakfast and/or dinner, as needed. A nurse is always available to provide assistance to a camper.
Our health center is stocked with a variety of over-the-counter medication (liquid and pill-form) for conditions that arise at camp. These include (but are not limited to) acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Please do not send OTC medications as your camper will have to turn them into the Health Center upon arrival at camp. Your camper can request to visit the Health Center as needed for OTC medications. We are a camp full of girls, we get that sometimes you need something when you didn't expect too!
We can not over state the importance of the Health Forms. Your camper can not stay at camp without a completed and signed Health Form. Please turn them in on time - due May 18th. Our all-volunteer staff has to go through them to be sure they are all complete, signed, and current. Your help will help our volunteers!
Health forms are with your camper at all times while at camp in case of emergency. This form also provides our staff with important information about your camper's health needs including allergies, medical conditions, and special needs. Please fill out the forms completely. If your daughter has any ALLERGIES, takes any PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, needs an EPI PEN or INHALER, or has a condition such as ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, etc. please let us know. These will not preclude your child from coming to camp. It will allow our staff to provide an amazing experience for your child if we are aware of any special conditions.
If your camper has prescription medications, please send them in the original container from the pharamicist. Put them in a ziploc bag with your camper's first and last name, and her unit at camp (e.g. Mariners) written on it. Campers will turn in their medications when they visit the health center upon arrival at camp. Please note whether the medication is taken in the morning or the evening. Our nurses are available at the Health Center a half hour before breakfast and dinner to dispense medications. Staff are aware of which campers need medication and ensure that they get it. Special accommodations can be made for medications that must be taken with food, at bed time, or while campers are on a trip.
If your daughter needs an Epi-Pen, please be sure to send two to camp with her and make sure the expiration dates have been checked.
health check upon arrival
all medications must be in the original container from the pharmacist.
all medications must be turned into the nurse upon arrival.