Sunburn and Health: We suggest parents apply an all day waterproof sunscreen to their camper at
home in the morning. Please send your camper to camp with sunscreen and put their
name on the bottle and let a staff member know if they need help applying it. We frequently remind campers to reapply during the day. Campers can bring a sun hat and sunglasses if desired.
Poison Ivy: Counselors will teach campers how to identify poison ivy and show them where it grows on site. If your camper develops a rash that you suspect to be poison ivy, wash the clothes and shoes they wore that day in hot, soapy water as the oils can stay on clothes and spread.
Ticks: Ticks are found throughout Connecticut. Staff will reduce exposure to ticks by preventing campers from going into prime tick habitat (such as tall grass). We recommend tick checks when they get home.
Forms for Health Care while attending camp
Specific forms need to be completed for your camper to bring medication to camp, this includes all prescription and non-prescription (over the counter) medicines. We need an Authorization for Medication Administration form and a Medication plan, both completed and signed by both medical practitioner and parent/guardians for each medication. You must have multiple forms for multiple medications.
Each year, your HEALTH HISTORY must be updated. Your health form filled out by a medical practitioner is good for 36 months (3) years. Please check the date on your current uploaded health form. Any health form dated before August 20, 2020 is expired and you will need to upload a new health form signed and dated by a medical practitioner.
Your Administration of Medication Form needs to be updated each year for any medications your camper will be taking. Please note that we can not accept outdated forms or expired medications. Check your forms before uploading. A common area that’s forgotten is on the agreement and signature of both the prescriber and parent for self medication agreement.