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Health FAQ’s

What if my daughter gets sick or is injured?
We have a well-stocked health center and will always have qualified and trained nurses and first-aiders on site at all times. Additionally, the local Fire Department has an emergency response team just minutes away. In the event of an emergency, parents/guardians are notified right away. Many of our camp staff have first aid and/or CPR training. Your daughter is in good hands at camp.

If your daughter is sick during camp, we follow the local schools’ protocol where the child would be sent home for care (i.e. If 24 hours pass without a temperature, the camper may return to camp).

What if my daughter is on medications or needs over-the-counter medications?
Our Camp Nurse has over 40 years experience as camp health administrator. All medications will be dispensed from there. Prescription medication MUST be in the original container with proper instructions from the pharmacy on the label. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications will be dispensed as needed according the bottle instructions if you sign the OTC release on the Health Form. Please bring any medications with your camper on the first day. Inhalers will remain with your camper (unless otherwise discussed between parent and health supervisor). Please provide a small fanny pack for her to keep them with her.

Does my daughter need to get a physical exam/physicians signature on her Health Form?
Only campers 6th grade and higher in the Fall of the 2017 school year (Cadette and Leadership level campers) will be required to get a physician’s approval on their Health Form prior to camp. Often times, as long as she had a physical exam within the 12 months prior to Day Camp, your physician should be willing to sign your Health Form without needing to schedule a physical exam. All other campers and TagAlongs do not need a physician’s signature on their Health Form. Make sure you fill out the correct Health Form for your campers! There is a specific one for Cadette and Leadership campers (6th grade and higher) that requires a physician’s signature.

My daughter had to fill out a health form when she registered for Girl Scouts earlier this year. Can I send you a copy of that health form?
No. There is a different health form that is required for a Day Camp environment. You can find the Day Camp Health Form as part of the Registration packet for the appropriate level. Make sure you fill out the correct Health Form for your campers! There is a specific one for Cadette and Leadership campers (7th grade and higher) that requires a physician’s signature.

Can we just write “Up-To-Date” in the immunization section of the form?
No, please provide actual dates in this section. On a trip to an emergency room, the doctor always wants this information. If you write “current” or “up-to-date”, we will have to contact you to get the dates and this could slow the process of getting your daughter the help she may need.

When is the Health Form due?
A completed Health Form is part of the Registration packet to be turned in at the Registration events on March 29th (6pm – 8pm) and April 1st (10am – 12pm) 2017, in the Library at Old Adobe Elementary Charter School (2856 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954). Only a fully completed Registration packet will be accepted during the Registration events. It is extremely important that we receive your camper’s completed Health Form on time. The completed Health Form contains information that is needed for a variety of aspects of camp life: i.e. food allergies for the kitchen, medication information for the nurses. It creates problems for our planning process when Health Forms are received late. Make sure you fill out the correct Health Form – there is one that is specifically for Cadette and  Leadership campers (7th grade and up) that requires a physician’s signature.

I have other questions – who can I contact?
Take a look at our other FAQ pages first, but you are always welcome to email your question to us at Petalumadaycampgirlscouts@gmail.com

Updated March 6, 2015.

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