OVERNIGHT ACCEPTANCE Page: IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please review the information on this page carefully to ensure that you are fully prepared for the MCC Experience. Please click on any of the green links below to jump to that section of the text. Importantly, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER JUNE 1.
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IMPORTANT Health Information
Complete the Health History and Examination form. This health form must be completed every year by the Parent/Guardian and the Health Care Provider. A copy of a physical preformed less than two years ago and a current immunization form may be attached. Complete the last page of the Health Form entitled “Authorization for the Administration of Medications”. If the camper takes any prescription medications – copies may be made of this page.
To ensure a smooth and quick transition into camp on opening day please make sure that all health forms have been sent to camp TWO WEEKS prior to the start of your session. In conjunction with Connecticut State Law, no camper will be allowed into camp without a current health form signed by a physician. The physical must be current within the last two years. Medications will not be administered without a physician's order. On Opening Day all Parent/Guardians and campers will see the Camp Nurse for a basic health screening. This will include reviewing/updating the Health Form, verifying allergy and diet information, collecting medications, and to identify evidence of illness, injury or communicable disease.
All medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and medicated creams) will be kept in the Health Center. The only exceptions are rescue inhalers for asthma and Epi-pens for severe allergic reactions.
All Prescriptions must be in their original container and labeled with the child's name and correct physician's order. If your child carries a rescue inhaler, please provide the Health Office with an extra inhaler. If your child needs to carry medication with them at all times please include a physicians order for them to do so. Please remember to pick up leftover medications before you leave. Any medication left at camp will be destroyed after one week.
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS
Page three of the Health Form lists the over the counter medications stocked in the Health Center. They will be dispensed upon request, as deemed necessary and provided there is a signed consent. If your child routinely takes an over the counter medication we do not stock, please supply it to the Health Office in its original container labeled with your child's name (please don't forget a physicians order.) Please make sure that all medications and medicated creams are brought to the Health Center.
CAMPER HEALTH PROBLEMS AND INJURIES TREATMENT
Under the guidance of our Camp Physician we evaluate all health problems and injuries. Most health problems are treated in our Health Center, but others may be treated at the Middlesex Clinic in Marlborough or at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. If your child is treated at the Health Center or by a physician you will be notified as soon as possible. You may take your child to their own physician for non-emergency health matter.
Please reinforce good hygiene and health habits with your child. Discuss the importance of frequent hand washing, proper diet, keeping hydrated, using bug repellent and sunscreen, checking frequently for ticks, changing out of wet or dirty clothes, and dressing appropriately for the weather. These will also be reinforced at camp by the Counselors and Camp Nurse. We look forward to a healthy and safe camping season. Please feel free to call the camp at 860- 873-2294 with any questions or to make us aware of any special medical or emotional needs.
Registration Day on Sunday
Park in designated areas only o Area across from dining hall o 1 row of vehicles alongside driveway on left hand side as you approach the dining hall. o For the safety of all – please do not drive beyond the dining hall. If you need assistance with luggage for your camper please let the director know. If you are in need of special assistance please call the camp after 1 p.m. on the Sunday you will attend and we will have someone waiting to assist you. The registration table is located under the trees to the right of the camp office
Registration will not begin until 3:00 pm; unfortunately no early registration may take place. During registration you will first check in with the registrar. Everyone is required to see the nurse to review the camper’s health form. NO CAMPER can stay at camp without a current health form. Registration may take a while; plan on at least 30 minutes. This is to assure the health and safety of all the campers. If you have a question or concern please see the camp director.
The camp store will be open on Sunday during registration and Friday after the Candlelight Closing Ceremony for the purchase of camp souvenirs and T-shirts. CAMPERS ARE NOT TO HAVE MONEY OR VALUABLES IN THEIR CABINS.
Each camper MUST take a simple swim test, which will be conducted on Sunday afternoon after the children are dropped off. This test is MANDATORY to determine the level/depth of the pool your child may swim in.
Pick up: CANDLELIGHT CLOSING CEREMONY
You are invited to attend the Candlelight Closing Ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. This is our way of sharing with parents a small part of what we do at Camp. The ceremony will last about 1 hour. At the end you will pick up your child’s luggage, sign your camper out, and make any last minute purchases at the camp store. In order to make the camp experience complete, we ask that parents not arrive early to pick up campers. If Friday has inclement weather the closing ceremony will not be held and campers are to be signed out at their cabin. All medications are to be picked up at the Health Center.