All medications brought to camp must be checked at the Health Center. A seven day supply of medication is given weekly to Upper School students, who are responsible for keeping their medication secure and following prescription guidelines. Counselors will attempt to remind students to take their medication, but students are ultimately responsible for taking their own medication.
Head Lice Check
A head lice check will be performed on all campers at the beginning of registration. If lice are found, he/she will need to have treatment prior to being permitted into the cabin/dorm area.
Parents/guardians will receive a lice information packet and a time to report to the Health Center for treatment. The parent/guardian will be responsible to take the child to the Health Center for the treatment at the indicated time.
If the camper arrives at a time that the treatment company is not on site and is found to be positive, they will have an enzyme oil applied to their hair/head that will start the process. Once this oil is applied, the child can return to their cabin for the night. The camper will then report to the Health Center the next day to complete the treatment.
Those campers who arrive at registration without a parent/guardian will have arrangements coordinated at some point during the day or evening, but not during the time of registration. This may mean if treatment is needed, your child will stay at the Health Center until arrangements can be made. Your child will not be permitted into the cabin/dorm area without completion of the lice treatment. Due to high volumes at registration, the priority of the nurses is to get the campers processed through registration.
To be proactive, it is a good idea to have your child's head checked by a local health care provider or a qualified person (such as a school nurse, lice company, primary care doctors office) prior to arriving at camp. This is especially important if you feel that your child may be at risk for head lice (attended a prior camp, was with a relative/friend who has had head lice, had an outbreak in school, etc.) The cycle of lice can take up to two weeks with an at-home treatment, the treatment provided at Culver is a one-time treatment, however, the appropriate education for home and parents and checks will be provided. Although frequent head checks prior to camp may help in detecting an early outbreak before arrival at camp, it does not eliminate the possibility of lice being found at registration.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Health Center at (574) 842-7800.