At Camp Caroline, your child's health and safety is our top priority. As a part of our effort to keep every camper safe, we have several healthcare protocols in place designed to help our staff team provide the best possible experience for anyone who participates in summer camp.
Each summer, Camp Caroline hires a trained nursing student to serve as our Camp Nurse for all Family, Grade, and Lead Camps. This individual will, at a minimum, have completed their 2nd year of a provincially recognized nursing degree and will have current First Aid certification. In addition, Camp Caroline aims to recruit a fully-licensed and practicing volunteer RN for each week of the summer who will serve alongside our Camp Nurse for the duration of that week. These nurses will be responsible for the primary healthcare of all campers, including first aid, emergency care, and medication distribution. Any additional staff that may be responsible for the secondary healthcare of a camper will receive the appropriate training to do so by these camp nurses.
If a medical situation were to occur, the camp will attempt to notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) or other emergency contact(s) as soon as possible. In the case of accident or illness, the participant must pay for any emergency transport and hospital/physician/medical expenses.
The camp schedule accommodates four different medication times, at which our camp nurses will provide medications to those campers that need them. These four times are breakfast, lunch, supper, and bedtime. We unfortunately cannot guarantee the ability to accommodate any alternative times. If this is a concern, please contact the camp prior to your arrival.
We ask that all camper medications are pre-packaged by a pharmacy before your camper arrives at camp. This will streamline our process and minimize potential medication errors. Your camper will also spend less time waiting in line and our nurses will have more time to devote to your camper’s other healthcare needs. Your cooperation with this policy is respectfully requested.
All medications in pill form must be blister packed by your pharmacist in order to be distributed to a camper while at camp. Pills must be packaged separately by day and delivery time (breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime).
We will accept these forms of packaging:
1. Pharmacy Packed Blister Packs
Each blister pocket contains all the medication, in pill form, that is to be taken at a particular day and time.
2. Pharmacy Packed Multi-Dose Strip Packaging
Multi-Dose Strip packaging consists of individually sealed compartments which contain all medications in pill form that are to be taken at a particular day and time.
Liquids, creams, inhalers, powders, and injectable medicines are to be delivered to Camp Caroline in their original prescription packaging, with the name of the camper and clear dispensing instructions included.
Camp Caroline stocks most over-the-counter items such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), antihistamine (Benadryl), antacids (Tums), etc., so there is no need to send these medications if they are taken on an as-needed (PRN) basis. Inhalers and Epi-pens are the only “just in case” medications accepted at camp.
Click Here to view our Stock Medication List.
In an effort to keep our campers and staff happy and healthy, Camp Caroline has introduced a contagious illness policy. The communal living environment of summer camp brings an increased risk for spread of contagious illnesses (e.g. influenza, chicken pox, pink eye, etc.). Staff and campers who have experienced symptoms of contagious illness in the seven days prior to the start of camp are asked to remain at home until no longer contagious. Campers who reveal symptoms of contagious illness upon arrival at camp or who develop these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other campers and staff, and parents will be asked to take them home. Camp fees or a pro-rated portion thereof will be refunded in the case of cancellation or early departure due to illness.