Medication at Camp
iD’s Health & Wellness Priorities
Our staff members need to focus on administering crucial prescription medications only. For that reason:
- Please refrain from bringing non-essential vitamins and/or supplements to camp.
- Commuting students should not bring non-essential medications or vitamins. Please take non-essential medications or vitamins at home before coming to camp.
- Vitamins and over-the-counter medications such as Benadryl, Midol or cough syrup must be added to your Required Form. These will be held in our possession. Note: Our staff can obtain basic over-the-counter medicines and administer to students with guardian permission. If the need arises during your student’s stay with us, we will contact you.
Medication Administration Policy
For the safety of our students, we have a strict policy for the handling of medication at camp. Our medication policy changes and evolves each season. If your child will be taking medication while at camp, please be sure to follow the specific procedures listed below.
In most cases, our onsite personnel are not professional nurses or doctors, and have not been trained in medicine. Our personnel have, however, been trained in internalDrive medication administration procedures and policies. Please take the time to update your Required Form as necessary, and as close to camp as possible, as we realize your student’s needs may change.
For the safety of our campers, please note that students cannot be admitted to camp if these procedures are not followed.
- All medication(s) must be brought to camp in their original container on your student’s first day. The original container must identify (in English) the prescribing physician (if a prescription drug), the name of the medication, the dosage and the frequency of administration. Please do not bring medication in any other containers.
- All medication brought to camp must match what is listed on your Required Form. Any discrepancies may result in delays at check-in. Our staff will only administer the dosage as listed on the original container. Please provide a physician’s note if your student’s dosage differs from what is listed on the original container.
- Upon arrival at camp, all medications must be placed in the possession of our staff who will keep all medications in a locked pouch. Our staff will then discreetly administer the medication(s) per the physician’s specifications.
Exceptions for Medications
- Diabetic Testing Kits, and Inhalers: Students may hold onto diabetic testing kits and inhalers.
- EpiPens: We REQUIRE 2 (two) EpiPens so that one EpiPen can remain with the student and the other with our staff at all times. We cannot admit your student into camp without 2 EpiPens. We require this for your student’s safety.
- Students needing injections (insulin, hormones, etc.) will need to self-administer this medication under observation of our staff. These students must also bring their own SHARPS disposal container to camp if they are bringing injection-type medications. The container needs to be held by the staff members along with the medications to ensure safety of others. The container with the used needles must be taken back home with the student.
It is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to pick up any remaining medication and/or vitamins at the end of the week. You will need to see your Camp Director to collect these items on your last day of camp. Any medication and/or vitamins left at camp will be disposed of.
PLEASE BRING MEDICATION IN PROPER CONTAINERS ONLY:
DO NOT BRING MEDICATION IN THESE CONTAINERS: