As nurses, we want to make sure that your camper enjoys his experience! Most of us are parents as well, and know the importance of feeling secure when your child is in someone else’s care.
HEALTH FORM: Our HEALTH FORM is available on your camper in touch account. We require campers to have had a physical within one year of the date of their arrival. Please indicate any physical injuries your son has had since their last physical. If you son has been exposed to any disease within a period of time before opening date of camp making his presence in camp an endangerment to other campers, he must delay his arrival here until the danger of contagion has passed. The camper Health Form will be due by May 1st. We will do a camper health screening with your child on opening day. This is your opportunity to talk to the nurses and give them any prescription medication.
CAMP DOCTOR: The Camp Infirmary coordinates a camp doctor visit twice weekly and a skin inspection by the nurses for each age group once a week. Some of the most common skin referrals to the infirmary are blisters, bug bites, and poison ivy. Campers needing emergency treatment will be taken to Transylvania Community Hospital. Parents will be billed for these services. Health & Accidental Insurance is required for your son while attending camp. We have 3 nurses living at our camp infirmary, with at least one on duty at all times.
CLOSED TOE SHOES: The American Camp Nurse Association suggests closed toed shoes which have been proven to decrease slips, trips, toe injury, and falls. Sandals, even though acceptable for some activities, do not give adequate support on uneven terrain and may facilitate ankle and foot injury. The boys have daily activities in wet and dry environments. If their shoes and socks are wet and worn, they breed athlete’s foot and cause blisters. We encourage wet shoes to be dried thoroughly in the sun before use.
MEDICATION: Our policy at Camp Carolina is that medication or over the counter remedies brought to camp will be distributed through the infirmary. None will be allowed to be kept in the cabins. We will collect all medications on Opening Day during your child’s health screening. For safety reasons, medications are required to be in the original containers labeled by the pharmacy reflecting the campers name, medication, and dosage instructions as ordered by the physician.
LICE: On Opening Day there will be screenings in order to catch head lice cases on campers before it becomes a cabin-wide problem. We have partnered with The Asheville Lice Treatment Center to assist with Opening Day screenings and to provide effective and professional lice treatment. If we find lice on your child on Opening Day, you will be billed $225.00 for treatment costs, which includes follow-up rechecks and an additional treatment, if required. In order to avoid these costs and your child having to miss out on any camp activities, please take the time to carefully check your camper’s hair or have their hair checked by a professional during the week prior to arriving at camp. Please visit http://www.ashevillelice.com to see a demonstration video on how to properly conduct a head check should you have any questions or concerns. If your camper has been exposed or treated for lice in his or her school or at home, in the past 3 months, it is very important that you let us know at the Opening Day infirmary lice screening.
COMMUNICATION: It is our policy to contact parents by phone if one of the following occurs while your child is at camp: your child spends the night in the infirmary, sees the camp doctor, goes to a local doctors office, goes to the Emergency Room, goes to the infirmary for the same reason multiple times. A few packing reminders: • We encourage you to send 2 pairs of closed toed, breathable shoes to camp. This way the shoes can be alternated, if wet. • Double the amount of socks you feel necessary -- preferably sports socks that wick away moisture. • Cut toe and finger nails as short as possible before arrival. • Disinfect old shoes with antifungal powders. • Laundry is done once a week for each cabin. • Lightweight long sleeves shirts and pants deter bug bites, sunburn, and contact with poison ivy. Our days begin cool and trips out of camp, in the mountain environment, may require skin cover. • Pack Bug spray and remind your child how important it is to use it. Remember, the infirmary staff are a mother or dad to all campers! Please feel free to contact the infirmary, or the office, if you have any questions regarding the care we provide at camp to keep your kids healthy and safe.