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Medications at Camp

Medications at Camp

A medication is anything taken to treat or manage a condition or symptoms on a daily basis. This includes all prescribed medications, daily over-the-counter medications, and supplements including daily vitamins. All medications must be kept in the infirmary with the exception of secondary epi-pens and inhalers, or prescribed dermatological creams.

To ensure each camper’s health and safety we require a prescription for all daily medications including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements. For example, if your daughter takes an over-the-counter Zyrtec and a multivitamin daily, your doctor or licensed provider must write a prescription for both of these and it should be filled according to our guidelines. This may require a call to your child’s physician, but most are willing to work with you on getting this done for camp.

Keystone Camp requires that all prescribed medications, daily OTC medications, and all vitamins/supplements be blister packaged and dispensed according to our guidelines.

In order to make opening day run smoothly we ask that you have the medications blister packed before your daughter’s arrival at camp. This can be done through our local Brevard pharmacy, Gordon’s Family Pharmacy, or at home through some locally owned pharmacies. It has been our experience that large chains such as CVS or Walgreens do not offer this service, so please plan accordingly. Should your daughter’s medications not be packaged according to our guidelines when you arrive at camp, a parent will be responsible for packaging upon arrival at the Infirmary. This may take away time from unpacking your camper or saying goodbye to her, so please plan to arrive at camp with all medications prepacked in blister cards. All campers that will be taking a medication daily at camp or on an as needed basis should plan to visit the infirmary with their parent on opening day.

Please see below for further detailed instructions and camper forms.