The health and safety of our campers is our number one priority. Onsite Health Care Staff will work closely with parents to provide high quality emergency and routine care.
Please complete the Health History for your child at least two weeks prior to your child’s camp session. This information must be completed online. Please make sure to tell us everything we need to know in order to keep your child safe and healthy. Your child’s personal health information is kept as secure as possible, shared only with the Health Care Staff and those who work directly with your child.Following registration you will receive information that tells you about our partnership with CampDoc.com and provides the necessary instructions to log on, create your camper’s account, and how to update your information for return campers who attended during a previous season. Please add email@example.com as a safe sender and watch for an email from CampDoc.com to make sure the information does not end up in your junk mail. Please allow up to 10 days after registration, or at least 7 days prior to camp session.Physical exams are recommended every two years, but are not required. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns you may have so we can help make your child's camp experience a positive one.
All medications will be screened on the first day. The Health Care Staff securely stores and dispenses medications from the Health Cottage. Exceptions may include inhalers, bee sting kits and NON-medicated creams/ointments at the discretion of the Health Care Staff.If you are sending medication to camp with your child, including over-the-counter and prescription medication or vitamins, please read the following:
When your child arrives to camp on the first day, they’ll be asked to complete a brief health screening with our Health Care Staff to ensure camper and staff understand all expectations regarding the camper’s health. This also provides campers the opportunity to meet the Health Care Staff and become familiar with the people who will help them throughout their session.
Please note children with communicable diseases may not attend camp until he or she is no longer contagious. With a doctor’s note, we can move your child into a later session if space is available, or fully refund the camp tuition. Campers with injuries, including broken bones or stitches, require a doctor’s note to attend camp.To maintain a healthy camp, please keep your child home for the following reasons:
Call the Camp Fire Office to let them know the camper will not be attending or to arrange for late arrival.
If your child is injured or develops a significant illness while at camp requiring special care from the Health Care Staff or additional medical care outside of camp, you, the parent, will be contacted as soon as possible. If your child is too ill to remain at camp, you will be asked to come and get your child. In most cases, children who become too ill to remain at camp will be sent home to rest and recover. Parents are responsible for the cost of any outside medical care or expenses incurred while attending camp. If a child gets sick at camp, the program fees may be refunded at a prorated rate or the camper may be able to attend a later session.
There is a certified nurse or physician on-site daily assisted by our Health Care Coordinator to provide both routine and emergency care for campers. An AED is kept on site, and Kidd Island Bay Fire District services can be at camp in 20 minutes or less. In addition, all staff members are First Aid and CPR certified. Staff and volunteers complete thorough training and rehearsal for a wide range of emergency situations.
In the interest of our camper community, and as advised by federal, state, and local health agencies, we require all children, all staff, and families who attend Camp Fire Camps to be immunized in compliance with Washington or Idaho State School Requirements, as applicable to each camp’s location.Exceptions to the immunization policy will only be granted where the camper’s health care practitioner determines that a medical exemption is necessary to maintain the camper’s health. Medical exceptions are subject to the review and acceptance of the Camp Fire Inland Northwest Health and Wellness Team and may require the submission of lab results and/or medical records, which will be evaluated on a case by case basis.Please check your child’s vaccination record or medical record to ensure that all of their vaccinations are up-to-date. In addition, please consult with your child’s health-care provider regarding catch up scheduling of any missing vaccines. If your child has a medical contraindication to receiving their immunizations, please contact us directly.