If your child has food allergies, the camp will accommodate special food requests if they are notified in advance. In addition, they play a role in assisting your child to avoid foods that cause allergic reactions, i.e., peanuts. It is very important to include food, material, and environmental allergies in the “Medical Comments/Requirements/Allergies” field on the application when registering.
When registering your child it is very important to include medical conditions and required medicines in the “Medical Comments/Requirements/Allergies” field on the application. Required medicines that your child brings to camp will be given to a counselor that resides in the same cabin. Counselors can assist in reminding the camper to take medicines at the correct times as requested by a parent or guardian.
Disabled / Special Needs' Campers
Based on guidance from parents and/or guardians, we strive to support all campers to have a positive camp experience. Disabled campers and/or those that have temporary conditions that require special attention are welcome at camp; however, their specific needs must be reviewed and their attendance approved in advance of the camp session. Contact the Associate Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-616-2759.
Serious accidents and injuries are very uncommon at camp; however if they occur the camp is within 5 miles of a major hospital. In addition, parents or guardians will be notified immediately. While not a requirement or a guarantee, we often have counselors who have some formal medical training--most often nursing-- that assist with minor situations, i.e. bee stings, small cuts, etc.
Head Lice Policy
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure their camper arrives at camp free of head lice and/or nits. By acknowledging the Terms and Conditions of the Application for Admission, parent/guardian agrees to the following:
- Some session Directors will elect to have all campers checked for head lice and/or nits when they arrive, prior to check in.
- Periodic checks for head lice and/or nits may be performed while a camper is present at camp.
- If a camper is found to have head lice and/or nits while at camp.
- The camper will be segregated from other campers.
- The parent/guardian will be notified and asked to pick up their child immediately and have them treated for head lice/nit removal. A youth minister or another adult, if authorized by the parent/guardian, may be considered the guardian in charge of a camper for the purpose of head lice/nit treatment.
- If the parent/guardian picks up the child for treatment, they should take the campers personal effects with them to be properly cleaned.
- If someone from the camp takes the camper for treatment, the staff will machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the camper brought with them using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle as well as soak combs and brushes in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5 – 10 minutes. Items that cannot be laundered should be sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.
- Once the camper has been treated and the nits removed, the camper may return to camp and must pass a screening before being allowed to their cabin.