The Medicine Lodge at New Life Ranch is staffed by licensed health professionals (MD, DO, PA, APRN, RN) as well as Nurse Aides. We have a physician who acts as the medical director and provides yearly review of our policies, procedures, and treatment protocols.
Each location has a pharmacy and stocks commonly used medications such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, and Tums, for as-needed use. Please leave common, over-the-counter (OTC) medications at home unless the camper has a specific allergy to binding materials. New Life Ranch follows American Camp Association standards for medication administration.
If your child takes scheduled medication, the medication will be stored in our health center and dispensed by a licensed health professional at meal times and bedtime. All medications (prescription, over-the-counter, & camper carry) must be checked in when you drop off your camper. This includes eye, ear, nose, oral, topical and inhalation medications.
To help expedite your check-in process on Sunday, please follow the instructions below:
These are the only medications that our counselors are trained to carry.
All medications can be picked up by parents on the last day of camp. Medications that are not picked up will be disposed of at the end of the summer. Please be sure to stop by our medication return table at the end of your child’s term. If your child has a rescue medication kept by the counselor (EpiPen or rescue inhaler), it is your responsibility to obtain these from your child's counselor when you pick up your child from camp.
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Health events such as those named above may require a release to come to camp.
Our counselors are trained to highly encourage water intake during the summer months of camp. Water is available near most outdoor activities and in the dining hall at meals. Counselors are trained to identify dehydration signs in campers and will encourage hydration consistently while at camp. Please send a refillable water bottle with your camper.
Hand washing is a key component to infection control at camp. Please discuss the importance of hand washing before meals and after toileting with your camper before they arrive.
Please check your camper for lice BEFORE arriving at camp. If lice or nits are present, please have your child treated before they come to camp. Any camper with untreated lice or nits will not be allowed to participate in camp activities until treated. You will be asked at check-in if you have checked your camper for lice prior to arrival. If not, they will be required to have a lice check by the camp nurse upon arrival.
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