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Health

Everything you need to know about Health and Medications at Keystone

The Inn

Keystone has two registered nurses who live on the camp property and are available to us 24 hours a day. They are responsible for dispensing any medications your daughter may need while she is at camp. We also have a physician who makes weekly house calls to camp to address any minor problems with our campers. The Transylvania Regional Hospital is only 10 minutes away if an emergency arises. Should your daughter need to be seen by a specialist, we will arrange an appointment for her. You will be responsible for paying all medical bills promptly. (The services of the camp infirmary and weekly visit from physician are furnished without charge).

Absolutely no medications are allowed to be kept in the cabin; they must be turned into the nurse on opening day. This includes vitamins and any over-the-counter drugs. We also keep almost every over-the-counter drug in stock, so unless your daughter needs something daily or on a regular basis, please leave it at home. Our nurses will administer all medications at the time they are needed, and in the case of an overnight trip the nurse will make arrangements with your daughter’s trip leader.

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Our nurses will contact you for the following reasons:

  • Your camper has fallen from or been stepped on by a horse
  • A decision has been made that your camper will be seen by the camp doctor, either here on site, or at a doctor’s office
  • At the conclusion of the visit with the doctor
  • A child has spent or will be spending the night in the camp infirmary
  • There is a questions with a medication or treatment
  • A child has an allergic reaction

During our staff training all of our staff becomes First Aid and CPR certified as well as undergo epi-pen training. The majority of our staff is also Lifeguard certified and are regularly drilled throughout the summer to keep our waterfront activities safe. Note: The local doctors’ offices will not file insurance claims for campers. We will keep copies of all receipts, so you can file any claims yourself.

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Medications at Camp

To ensure each camper’s health and safety we ask that all medications arrive at camp in blister packages. This applies to any medication, prescription or over-the counter, taken by the camper on a daily basis, and not in a liquid, cream, or inhaled form. We are happy to now offer the option of sending blister packages to your home so you can package camper medications yourself before opening day. This helps our opening day process go smoothly and results in less waiting for you. To request blister packs for your camper’s medications please complete the Medication Form located under the Forms and Documents section on your campers account

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How to Put Medication in Blister Packs

Medications are divided by time of day the medication will be taken. If a June camper takes three medicines at breakfast, and two at dinner time, you would need two blister packages. One package would contain all morning medications, and one would have all dinner time medications.

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