MountainCamp Healthy Camper Policy

MountainCamp Cares very much about the health and wellness of your camper and in an environment with a lot of children we want to be proactive about keeping our campers, staff and volunteers as healthy as possible. We have created this healthy camper policy to keep you informed on how you can help us before you drop your camper off for the summer camp experience of a life time.

This policy includes specific information on how we ensure your camper arrives healthy, enjoys camp and leaves camp after having a great experience.

  • Lice:

At MountainCamp lice is a worry of ours. Contrary to belief, Lice actually prefer clean hair.  They don’t spread disease or cause illness; they are just a major nuisance!  It is estimated that between 9 million and 12 million children get lice each year.  Yes this usually happens during the school year, but when groups of children come together like summer camp, the chance for spreading lice increases.

MountainCamp would like to prevent an outbreak here at camp by asking parents to do one of the following:

  1. Call the child’s doctor or your county’s health department or the nurse at your child’s school and ask them to check your child’s head for lice 48 hours (the Friday before) arrival at camp.
  2. Check your child yourself prior to traveling to camp. Checking for lice is explained at the following link:  http://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Child’s-Hair-for-Lice

We will check your child upon arrival at camp during the check in process.

Please keep all luggage in the vehicle until your camper is certified lice free.

We are unable to accommodate any camper and family who arrive to camp with lice. We will have a certified nurse on staff to confirm nits and/or lice in camper’s hair. The camper will not be able to check in to camp until the infestation is eradicated. This is why it is important for you to check your child prior to arrival at camp. 

  • General Illness Prior to Camp:

To ensure that all children are able to fully participate in MountainCamp activities and ensure the health of all campers, staff and volunteers we ask that you do not bring a camper who is suffering from any contagious illness. We ask that you do not bring your camper to camp on arrival day if they have shown any of the following symptoms within 48 hours of arrival: vomiting, fever, diarrhea or loss of appetite.

It is better for a camper to miss the first day or two of camp and arrive healthy and ready to participate then to be sick while away from home. If your camper becomes ill at camp, our Camp Nurse or Coordinators will contact you about the next step.

We request that any camper being dropped off at MountainCamp be symptom free of vomiting, fever, diarrhea or loss of appetite, without medication for at least 24 hours prior to attending camp.

  • Medications at Camp:

When checking into camp, all campers will stop at the Camp Nurse’s station. Any prescribed medications will be turned into the Camp Nurse along with a Medication form that includes the name of medication, how long the camper has taken the medication and how much medication is being dropped off.  We also ask that you send only the amount of medication needed for your camper’s session plus one additional dose.

All prescribed medication must be in its original packaging with dose schedule a prescribing doctor. MountainCamp is unable to give medications to a camper that is not in its original prescribed packaging.

 

Thank you for helping us keep our campers, staff and volunteers healthy!