Health, Medication, Care and Insurance

As part of tuition, campers are cared for by our team of nurses at the Wyonegonic Health Center. The nurses follow written standing orders from the local area camp primary Physician. Nurses assess and dispense medication from the approved inventory. The nurses are also involved with risk management planning, primary care of injuries, dispensing of daily prescription (RX) medications, preparations and briefing for our Trip Leaders. They follow the standards of the American Camp Association for Health and Wellness.

Health Insurance: Pre-existing conditions, prescribed medications and accidents fall under the responsibility of the family medical insurance policy. Therefore, it is required that we have appropriate details of your camper’s health insurance policy on file in the Wyonegonic Health Center for our use as needed. You must provide a copy of both sides of your policy health card. You may mail this to us or scan and upload into your CampInTouch account.

Health Form and Immunization record: State Health regulations and American Camp Association Standards require that everyone in camp has a health history on file.

  • The Health History is completed annually online via your Campintouch account.
  • A Primary Care Physician physical exam is required annually if your camper has prescribed medications, daily OTC, or as needed medication brought to camp for storage and administering from the Health Center. The signed physician form is also required for any physical or mental limitations. The Primary Care Physician physical exam is required every two years if your camper does not have medications or restrictions noted above.
  • The physical exam form is available for download so that you may take the forms to your Primary Care Physician for completion. Please complete these forms by June 1. Printed forms are held in confidence at the Health Center.
  • Immunizations records: Documented last date of Tetanus/Pertussis is required by State of Maine regulations. All other immunizations are strongly encouraged. Wyonegonic reserves the right to decline acceptance of a child who is not fully immunized. If there is a contagious event that poses a threat to the community population, non-immunized children will be required to depart camp property.

Health Screening: Please inform us if your child has been exposed to any communicable disease or head lice at any point during the previous year so that we may check and monitor her discreetly. All campers will be screened upon arrival at camp before going to their cabins to move in. It is critical to update camp nurses with any new information that has occurred since the camper’s health form was completed. If your daughter arrives at camp with lice, without our prior knowledge, all associated expenses for treating her will be charged to parent accounts. Last year, treatment for headlice was billed at $300 to camper accounts and $35 for prophylactic treatment.

Communication to Parent: It is camp policy to inform the parent/guardian of any accident or illness that requires a visit to a doctor or if your camper requires more than a one night stay in the Wyonegonic Health Center.

Medications:

  • Must come with clear instructions in English stating name of the child, dose and schedule
  • Must be in an original labeled container. Modified packaging and/or repackaged medications will not be accepted nor administered.
  • Are not permitted in camper possession or stored in camper cabins; but stored in the health center and administered by Health Center staff or designee.
  • Will be collected on arrival day and reviewed with a Camp Nurse
  • Dispensing requirements for daily RX, OTC and as needed medication or homeopathic treatment must be included on the signed physician exam form and include medication orders on or attached to the form.

Rescue inhalers (albuterol, Ventolin etc…) or Epinephrine Auto-injectors: Those campers needing to “self-carry” (carry rescue meds with them at all times) require special forms (required by Maine State Law). Contact the camp office to receive the authorization form for completion.

Bring no less than two (one for your camper and one for the Health Center).

Hospital: Our nurses follow standing orders from the Bridgton Hospital Group under the Central Maine Medical Family of Hospitals and Physicians. The hospital is located 6 miles from camp. There are three walk-in ready care clinics located within 30 minutes of Camp. We use the Bridgton Hospital for Emergency Room if needed and Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for crisis care. In the event the parent cannot be reached, it is understood by the electronic signing of the health form in your Campintouch account, that the directors and the camp nurses have the authority to act upon the recommendation of an attending physician in case of medical treatment or surgical necessity.