Infirmary and Nursing Staff
Camp Juliette Low has a modern, well-equipped Infirmary, staffed by a licensed registered nurse or physician who lives in the Infirmary and are on-call 24 hours a day. All girls check in daily with the nursing staff, even if it's to tell her how great they feel. Most of our Infirmary visits are for very minor conditions and are treated at camp. If the service of a local doctor is necessary, the parents concerned are responsible for the medical expenses.
There are seven health-related forms that need to be completed and uploaded within the Campanion App or your CampInTouch account as soon as able. We do ask that you complete and/or upload these forms at least one month prior to your arrival at camp. Any enrolled camper who has not completed their forms by the deadline will be charged a $50 administration fee. The medical forms are especially important in case healthcare staff need to contact you to discuss medications or special needs prior to arrival.
- Health History with Vaccination Record
- Camper Healthcare Recommendations
- Mental, Emotional and Social Health Evaluation
- Copy of Insurance Card - include both front and back
- Permission to Treat
- Medication Instructions (if applicable)
- Request for Immunization Waiver (if applicable)
Each camper must have a completed Health Form signed by a medical professional within the current year. This does not mean that your daughter has to have a new check-up if she has had one in the past 24 months, but the medical professional must sign the form attesting that the check-up was done within 24 months and on what date.
If a girl comes to Camp Juliette Low and does not have a complete health form with immunization records and a medical professional’s signature, then you will need to take her down to the Urgent Care in Summerville or to your own doctor to get the health form completed before she can stay the session with us.
Camp Juliette Low expects to return to normal “pre-COVID” operations at camp this summer. With this goal in mind, CJL strongly recommends that campers be “up-to-date” on COVID-19 vaccinations before coming to camp. What does “up-to-date” mean? According to the CDC website, your child will be up-to-date if she:
- Receives the primary series of two vaccine doses (at least 3 weeks apart) within the 2 months before camp, OR ?
- Receives/has received the updated (bivalent) booster* at least 2 months after the primary series was completed.
*The bivalent booster that fights the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was recommended for children age 12+ starting in September 2022 and for children age 5+ starting in October 2022. If your child received a booster at that time or later, it was likely the bivalent booster, and the vaccination card will say “bivalent” next to the shot. If your child received an earlier booster that was not bivalent, a new booster is recommended.
You will need to upload all medical forms and other required forms one month before your child’s camp session, so plan accordingly. The following table shows the deadlines for forms to be submitted in order to avoid a $50 late fee. The Campanion app for your phone is free and makes it very easy to scan and upload documents.
Upload vaccination card and other forms by this deadline:
If your child has not yet received the primary series,
the first dose is needed by the following date in order to have the second dose 3 weeks later and by the deadline:
and CIT 1
and CIT 2
If your child develops a COVID-19 infection, your health care provider may recommend delaying a booster or vaccine dose for 3 months (90 days) after the infection. During that 3-month period of increased immunity, the child is considered “up-to-date.”
Waivers: All campers are required to update their immunization record within the Health History form in CampInTouch. If you choose not to have your child vaccinated against COVID-19 or another childhood disease according to the vaccine schedules recommended by the CDC and APA, please complete and have your child’s health care provider sign the form titled “Request for Immunization Waiver” available within your CampInTouch account, under the Forms & Documents tab.
Rapid Antigen Test Requirement on Opening Day
Please administer a rapid antigen test to your daughter on the morning of her day of arrival at camp. On arrival you will be asked some questions about symptoms and asked to show a close-up photo (on your phone) of a negative test result for your child. The photo should also show a card with the child’s name, the date, and the time of the test. Every camper must have a negative result to stay at camp. If you have a positive result, please stay home and contact the camp office at 706-862-2169.
New this summer: If you wish to exit your car and walk with your daughter to her tent and/or take a tour of camp on Opening Day, also administer a rapid antigen test to yourself on the morning of arrival. Just as you did for your child, take a photo of the negative result with a card showing your name, the date, and the time of the test.
If recently infected (in the past 10 days), the camper must provide assurance that she has isolated for 5 days and worn a mask for 10 days since a positive test or symptom onset, that she has been fever-free without medicine for 24 hours, and that other symptoms have improved. In order to document the beginning of the infection, please take a photo with date/time of the initial positive test result. The 10-day masking period may be shortened if the camper has had two negative antigen tests 48 hours apart and can show photos with date/time of the negative tests.
Any necessary medications should be brought to camp in a zippered plastic bag in the original pharmacy packaging. We cannot accept any medications that are not in their original packaging. Bring exactly the amount of each medication needed.
In both Campanion and CampInTouch, you will find a Medication Instructions form. In addition to uploading the completed form, please print and insert it in the plastic bag with medications brought to camp. This will help facilitate communication with nursing staff on Opening Day.
All non-rescue medications are held in the Infirmary and dispensed by the camp nurse (RN or licensed physician). She will be responsible for making sure your daughter receives her medication as prescribed. If your daughter's medication dosage has changed within two weeks before arriving at camp, please make certain the nurse is made aware of this. We are aware that older campers are capable of regulating their own medication; however, due to liability factors, all medications must be dispensed through our Infirmary.
Common medications, such as pain relievers and antihistamines (a full list is on our health forms), are stocked in our Infirmary and dispensed by the camp nurse as needed. Therefore, it is not necessary to bring these types of medications to camp.
You will be the first person contacted by the camp if outside medical attention is needed for your daughter.
We would appreciate having a good contact person other than the camper's parents. If for some reason you can not be reached, we will then try to reach the emergency contact listed on the application form. Any medical expenses will be filed with your insurance at the doctor's office or hospital if possible, but in the instance that this is not possible, or there are additional charges, they will go on your daughter's Trading Post account.