Camper Health: Forms and Medications
As we plan for Summer 2021, CJL is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the CDC and American Camp Association. The dates of our summer sessions may change if needed to help protect the health and safety of our campers and staff.
Infirmary and Nursing Staff
Camp Juliette Low has a modern, well-equipped Infirmary, staffed by licensed registered nurses or physicians who live in the Infirmary and are on-call 24 hours a day. All girls check in daily with the nurse, 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.
CJL will have additional nursing staff at camp this summer. All of the usual health routines will continue. In addition, temperatures will be checked each morning in the units, and the daily check-in with the nursing staff will include screening for Covid-19 symptoms.
There are six health-related forms that need to be completed and uploaded to CampMinder (click here to sign-in) as soon as able. We do ask that you complete and/or upload these forms at least four weeks prior to your arrival at camp (we the exception of the Covid-19 status). The medical forms are especially important in case healthcare staff need to contact you to discuss medications or special needs.
- Health History
- Camper Health-Care Recommendations
- Immunization Record
- Medication Instructions (if applicable)
- Copy of Insurance Card - Be sure to scan and upload a copy of both sides
- Covid-19 Documentation (one of the following, as soon as available):
- Negative PCR Covid-19 test result from 3-5 days before arrival at camp;
- Vaccination card showing completed vaccination at least two weeks before arrival; or
- Positive Covid-19 test dated 3 months to 2 weeks prior to camp.
Each camper must have a fully 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 this summer 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.
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 CampMinder, 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 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.