It is our top priority to keep everyone at camp healthy. However, Lonehollow is an active adventure camp and accidents and illnesses do happen. Here’s what you need to know and how you can help.
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL & OPENING DAY
Your camper will be checked for lice, fever, and sore throat on Opening Day to ensure everyone is healthy from the start. You can help us by checking your child for lice or signs of illness (fever, fatigue, worsening cough, sore throat, etc.) in advance of camp.
The following web page provides guidance on identifying and treating head lice: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/from-insects-animals/pages/Signs-of-Lice.aspx. If your child is identified as having head lice on the first day of camp, meaning he/she was infected before arrival, we will contact you immediately to discuss treatment and cost. Lice treatment is performed by a company called Lice Clinics of America. For more information, you can view their website at http://www.liceclinicsoftexas.com/. Your credit card on file will be charged $240 to cover the treatment as well as the additional staffing needed. If there is a confirmed case of lice in your camper’s cabin on or after the first day of camp, all campers in the cabin will be rechecked for lice mid-way through camp. You will be notified immediately if head lice are present on your camper. Additional information will be distributed in your camper’s closing packet if lice were present in your camper’s cabin.
ONCE AT CAMP: We treat illnesses and injuries as well as administer all medications in our Health Lodge. It is staffed with 2 health care professionals and 2 nursing assistants. We have a licensed medical provider who will come to camp to treat campers with any medical needs. The provider will be on-site Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (as needed). If your camper needs to be seen during those days, you will receive a call in the morning from the Health Lodge to let you know they will be seen. Payment for the service, $120 per visit, will be billed to your credit card on file. If urgent care is required, we will transport sick or hurt campers to Kerrville to our camp pediatrician's office, an urgent care clinic, or the emergency room. Emergency transport services are also available via the Utopia fire department and two helicopter transport services. Fees for those services will be billed directly to you from the provider.
Please note campers will not be allowed into camp if we do not have all health forms completed in advance.
All medications brought to camp MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW:
Transport Of Medication:
All medications must be dispensed from the Health Lodge. Do not send ANY medications (even over-the-counter) in your camper’s luggage or backpack. ALL medications must be turned in at bus check in to the bus chaperone or our staff at the front gate on Opening Day.
Vitamins and Supplements:
Please do NOT send any vitamins, probiotics, and/or herbal supplements. If your child has a vitamin deficiency, we will accept vitamins only with an accompanying prescription. Our nurses will store any non-prescription vitamins, supplements, and/or probiotics in the Health Lodge until Closing Day when we will return them to you.
ANY medications sent to camp MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS, PRESCRIBED TO THE CAMPER AND CANNOT BE EXPIRED. Please make sure the prescription label on the container shows your camper’s name, the name and strength of the drug, the current dosage, and the time(s) given. Please send your camper’s medication in a Ziploc bag clearly labeled with his/her name and date of birth on the outside.
Please only send over-the-counter medication if your child takes the medication DAILY (Claritin, Singular, etc). We have a fully stocked cabinet of over-the-counter medications in the Health Lodge should a camper find themselves in need of anything from ibuprofen to anti-histamines. Like all medications, over-the-counter medications must be in the original container, cannot be expired, and should be sent in a Ziploc bag clearly labeled with the camper’s name and date of birth.
All asthma inhalers and epi-pens will be kept in the Health Lodge. If your camper must keep an inhaler or epi-pen with him/her for severe allergic reactions, please call and inform the Health Lodge (830-966-6612) on the first day of camp. Please check expiration dates before sending emergency medications to camp.
Registering Your Child’s Medication:
Make sure your child’s regularly scheduled medication (prescription and over-the-counter) is registered in the medical forms section of your Lonehollow account with the correct dosage and time given. Please make sure the time and dosage that you enter matches the information on the prescription bottle. Once the nurses receive your child’s medication, they will check it against what you entered in your camper’s account. If there are any discrepancies, they will not be able to dispense the medication until they confirm all details with you.
Verifying Your Child’s Medication:
Once the Health Lodge team checks in your camper’s medication, you will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your camper’s medication and dosage instructions. If the nurses need to make a change in your camper’s medication, please make sure you respond to this e-mail as soon as possible.
ALL medications are kept in our Health Lodge. At mealtimes, our Health Lodge staff sets up outside of the Dining Hall with the medication for all campers who take it at that time of the day. Campers that need medication are encouraged to stop, and nurses watch for them to walk by as well. If a camper fails to stop and take his/her medication before the meal, the nurse will find that camper in the Dining Hall after the meal to administer the medication. Campers who need bedtime medication will visit the nurse at the Health Lodge after our evening program. Prior to your camper’s arrival, please review with them what medications they should take at camp and when it should be administered (before breakfast, before lunch, etc.). This will be a huge help to our nursing staff.
Should your camper require a new prescription or refill while at camp, our nurses will call the local CVS pharmacy in Kerrville and arrange for pick-up. These will be filed to the camper’s insurance we have on record. Payment will be processed using the parent’s credit card on file. We will notify parents before filling a prescription.
Special Medical Concerns
Each camper’s application was accepted on the condition that he/she is able to fully participate in camp activities. Medical conditions including, but not limited to, fainting spells, diabetes, seizures, physical handicaps, unusual allergies, unusual diet requirements, depression and/or other psychological conditions MAY preclude a child from participating in camp.
If your child is impacted by any of these or develops them after registering, you must call and discuss the situation with the Director. If your child should develop a communicable illness or be exposed to one just before camp, please call to discuss.