Health Center

Sick Call

Campers may report to the Health Center at any time in case of illness, injury, or emergency to see a nurse. When campers visit, or when staff recommends it, they are examined as quickly as possible. You will not be notified of minor concerns. However, should campers be referred to a specialist or in the case of an emergency, every attempt is made to notify you as quickly as possible.

The Tuition Account is charged for items such as medications (prescribed or over the counter), first aid supplies, supplies to treat an injury/illness, overnight stays, treatment fees, loaned equipment (crutches) that are not returned, etc. These items are not billable items to insurance policies. Campers may see the nurse at any time during the day at no charge.

Campers wearing glasses must place the prescription on file with the Health Center to facilitate replacement. It is advisable for those who wear glasses to have an extra pair at camp for emergencies.
Dental work should be completed before camp opens. Orthodontia can be made with an off-campus provider for emergency services only.


All medications brought to camp must be checked at the Health Center. Woodcrafters’ prescription medications will be stored and dispensed at the Dispensing Center. Counselors will remind campers to take their medication, but campers are ultimately responsible for taking their own medication. Medications will NOT be dispensed if they arrive in unlabeled pharmacy bottles that do NOT contain a name, medication name, dose and doctor information on the bottle.

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.

Required Forms

  1. Physical Examination Form

    The Physical Examination Form must be printed and filled out by a physician and returned to Culver's Health Center. This form may not be filled out by a family member of the camper.

  2. Medical Insurance Form

    All campers must be covered by a comprehensive injury and sickness plan, one that meets the high cost of medical services and is accepted by local providers and practitioners. The insurance form must be provided to Culver by the start of camp. If a camper does not have medical insurance, a temporary policy must be purchased for the time that the camper is at Culver. The medical insurance will be used in the event that a camper requires a prescription and/or medical treatment that cannot be provided by the on-campus Health Center. This would include appointments with specialists (Pediatrician, Orthopedist, etc.) as well as any lab work or x-rays. If your health insurance carrier changes during camp, please supply the Health Center with the updated information. Please note that there may be additional charges on the tuition account for supplies, over the counter medications and prescriptions administered by the Health Center that may not be covered by insurance.

  3. Copy of the Insurance Card 

    Please provide a copy of the front and back of the card.