To ensure good health and ability to enter into normal camp activities, please ensure that all documents have been turned into the main office. If your camper requires medication during the day, please ensure that the following guidelines are met:
If a child requires medication while at the program:
- An “authorization to give medication” form must be completed by the parent/guardian.
- Medicines must be in original containers, with the child’s name on it.
- In case of food allergies, an Allergy Action Plan, signed by a physician, must be submitted to the camp office.
We have medication administration trained staff onsite to administer medication based on licensing standards. All medication will be kept in a locked box. Only those Youth Enrichment staff who are certified “Medication Administrators” may dispense medications. Please consult the on-site supervisor prior to leaving any medication at the site in order to ensure all Department of Social Services paperwork requirements are met.
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To help prevent sunburn, it is required that parents apply sunscreen prior to arriving at camp. In addition, all YMCA camps will supply campers with sunscreen and bug spray (see parent guide and/or handbook). Staff will aid children in applying sunscreen after water activities and as needed throughout the day.
Y staff will administer personal sunscreen, and/or insect repellent provided:
- We receive written parental/guardian authorization noting any adverse reactions.
- Products are in their original containers labeled with your child’s name.
During extreme heat and heat advisory days, we will adjust our schedule when possible. The safety and comfort of our campers is always our top priority and we want you to be aware of the changes we will make to our camp schedule with the heat is on.
- We will limit the time we spend in direct sun.
- We will spend more outside time in shady places.
- We will take more breaks that usual to “chill out.”
- We’ll play games that keep kids hydrated and cool (like water fun).
- We will move activities inside when possible.
- We will take extra water breaks and make sure water is always available.
Here are some tips to help your kids stay comfy cool during summer fun:
- Pack a frozen water bottle.
- Dress campers in lightweight and light colored clothing.
- Store lunch in an insulated, chilled lunch box.
- Send your child with a hat.
- Apply sunscreen before camp.
- Tell your camp staff if your child has a health condition that makes them more sensitive to the heat.