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.
Health forms are mandatory. We require that all completed health forms be turned into the camp Infirmary no later than opening day so that the best possible care may be given to your daughter while at camp. A doctor's signature for the current year must be on the health form that is filled out by the camper's doctor (see below).
We prefer to have all health forms completed and uploaded to your CampMinder account by May 1. The camper health history can be filled out and submitted online. The Camper Healthcare Recommendations form must be printed, filled out by a doctor, and uploaded under the "forms" tab of your account. Of course, we will also accept your health form on opening day, but we appreciate your effort to get them to us beforehand!
Complete BOTH of these health forms:
All non-rescue medications are held in the Infirmary and dispensed by the camp nurse (RN or licensed physician). Upon arrival at camp, please give any medications or supplements needed by your daughter to the camp nurse. 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.
Blister packs and labeling requirements
To improve the efficiency and accuracy of administering medication at camp, Camp Juliette Low requires that all prescription and over-the-counter oral medications that are taken daily be supplied in unit-dose (blister pack) containers labeled with the camper’s name and the time of administration. This includes all medications and vitamin supplements.
Most pharmacies can dispense medications in blister packs; some will repackage existing medications, but please check with your pharmacy for specifics. Some blister packed medications have a short expiration, so check with your pharmacy to see when you should pick up your medication. Please bring only enough for your camper’s stay at camp.
Non-pill medications like inhalers, creams, ointments, Epi-Pens, and liquids can be in their original packaging, but must be individually labeled with the pharmacy prescription label.
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.