Please be certain that you have filled out the online Health History form, and either scanned and uploaded or faxed the Physician’s Exam, Immunization Form, and SIGNED Parent Authorization for treatment by May 1 for all terms.
Doctors and hospitals will not treat children without a parent’s signature. Current information about medicine being taken and health concerns should be fully detailed in the online Health History form.
Regulations require that all prescription and over-the-counter medications be accompanied by a written authorization from a licensed health care provider.
Both prescription and over-the counter medications must be in original containers and labeled with camper’s name and dosage. At the end of the term, parents may pick up their child’s remaining medications at the health center. For campers who return home by air, medications will be mailed home.
We have modern well-equipped health centers with registered nurses on duty in each camp, and we work closely with physicians in Woodland Park and Colorado Springs. It is a 30-minute drive to Pikes Peak Regional Hospital. Parents will be notified by phone / email if your child requires offsite care for illness or injury.
Medical expenses incurred by your child during camp will be covered by your family health insurance. Please include and/or update current insurance information on the online Health History form.
Families who live out of Colorado or whose insurance requires pre-authorization for use within a network of providers will want to determine how to access your insurance benefits if your child should need emergency or sick care while at camp.
Camp will pay required co-pays at the time of service; these will then be billed as a part of the camper’s expense account. We also have a Physician’s Assistant who lives on the camp property and is able to diagnose and treat common ailments promptly so that campers miss less program time. Her charge is $40 and is not refundable through insurance. The charge will be added to the camper’s expense account.
Campers who have a more serious or difficult to diagnose illness/injury will be transported to one of the camp’s doctors in Woodland Park or Colorado Springs.
The demand for special diets has increased over the years, and we find that we are able to accommodate some special dietary needs. Our kitchens are dedicated to producing nutritious high quality meals from fresh ingredients for our entire community and both space and time limit our ability to adequately provide for multiple special diets.
It is absolutely necessary that a child on a special diet be aware of his/her dietary needs, and cooperative with his/her dietary plan. He or she must be knowledgeable about what foods can and cannot be eaten and willing to check in with our kitchen staff before each meal.
Our kitchens are nut aware and we do not use or serve products with hidden nuts or nut oils. However, we do serve peanut butter, granola with nuts, some desserts which include nuts and occasional nut garnishes for some other foods. In these cases, we always provide nut-free options.
Our kitchens are gluten aware and can provide the following gluten-free items: bread, pasta, corn tortillas, pancakes, and waffles. These products are gluten-free but may include dairy and eggs, soy or other ingredients which may not be acceptable for certain gluten based intolerances. We are also able to prepare most meats in a gluten free way. Parents may provide additional foods for their child which can be eaten cold or prepared in a microwave. We would be happy to provide a list of items which have worked well for other campers on gluten-free diets.
We provide soy milk and rice milk as an alternative. Some dishes on our menu include cooked cheese.
For each meal which has a meat-based main dish we will provide a vegetarian option. We do not prepare special vegan meals. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always available.
Please contact us and speak with a director regarding any special dietary needs your child has before enrolling them for camp.