General Health Information

 
We hope that your camper will never need to experience our Infirmary, but if she needs us we are here to help her get back on her feet! 
 
Camp Ton-A-Wandah employs at least two resident Registered Nurses each session. Our primary goal is to make professional medical care available around the clock for our camp community. Camp medical staff is available on opening and closing days and by phone to discuss any medical concerns.  Should an accident or illness be untreatable at our camp, we have arrangements for professional services (pediatric clinics, dentist, hospitals and specialty offices) in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Every effort will be made to contact parents before treatment is administered.
 
We are committed to calling you if there is ever an issue that affects your daughter’s camp experience. This would include the following circumstances:
 
  • If your camper needs to spend the night at the Infirmary.
  • If your camper needs prescription medication.
  • If your camper needs to visit a doctor in town, get x-rays, or lab work
  • If your camper’s schedule must be changed due to an illness or injury
 

Health Forms

 
Campers must have an updated form signed by a physician within 12 MONTHS OF THE CAMPER’S ARRIVAL AT CAMP. This time frame is a Camp Ton-A-Wandah and North Carolina state requirement. We must have a current form filed at camp, completely filled out and signed by parents and your physician prior to arriving at camp. OUR CAMP PHYSICIANS WILL NOT SEE CAMPERS UNLESS A CURRENT HEALTH FORM IS ON FILE AND SIGNED BY PARENT AND PHYSICIAN. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES INCURRED DURING CAMP.
 
Please follow the steps listed below to complete the online health history and medical forms:
 
Log In - Go to the following website Camp-In-Touch and log in using your e-mail address and password; if you do not know your password, choose the option to re-set it. This email may go to your spam box, so please make sure that you check this box as well.  Scroll down to Forms Dashboards and click on “Forms & Documents”.  There are 4 components to ensure all your health information is complete.
 
Health History - Returning campers should see that the fields are populated with the information you submitted last year. Please review that information and make any necessary changes. Make sure to carefully read the instructions; they will guide you through each step. If you are not able to complete the health history in one sitting, click “save for later” before exiting the form so that you do not lose information. After you have completed all of the sections in the online health history form, please click “submit.” This is the most important part, as it will not come to us as complete until submit has been hit.
 
Immunization - You have three options for immunizations. You can either 1) enter immunization dates on your health history, 2) print a PDF form to fill in and mail back to camp or upload to your account or 3) you can upload or mail a copy of an immunization card or medical record.
 
Immunization Form
 
Parent Authorization – Please print this form and sign it. You will also need to attach a copy of your insurance card (front and back). If you have a separate prescription card, please include a copy of this as well. This form can either be mailed to camp or uploaded into your file.
 
Parent Authorization
 
Physician’s Examination - Each camper must have had a physical within 12 months of her attendance at camp. If she has had one within this time period, you do not need to schedule an additional appointment, but her doctor still needs to sign-off that she has had an exam within the last 12 months and that she is able to attend camp. The Physician’s Form is a PDF that can be printed; please have your child’s doctor complete this form. If your school has a physical form for attendance or sports participation, you may submit a copy of this instead. If you submit a form that was not generated by us, you may still upload it into the appropriate file. You may also mail a copy of this form (either our camp form or any other form of physical) to camp instead of uploading it.
 
Physicians Examination
 
Uploading Documents - In order to upload a file, simply print the document; complete it; and scan the form and save it to your computer. Then, upload the file directly into CampInTouch (an upload icon will be shown next to all documents for which this is possible). Once you have uploaded the form, a print icon will appear. However, you do not need to do anything further. We will print the completed document from your file at camp and mark your file as complete.

 

 

Medications

All camper medications, prescription and/or over-the counter, must be deposited with the Camp Nurses on opening day.  Campers are not allowed to keep any medications in their cabins.
 
RX Medications - All medication brought to camp must be in original bottles with a legible prescription, dosage instructions and the name of the prescribing physician.  Medication must be dispensed based on prescribing physician’s instructions. Please talk with our Admistrative team before altering regular medications, such as ADHD medication or other scheduled prescription medications prior to camp. It is usually best not to make changes prior to camp.
  
Over the Counter - Over-the-counter medications are available in the infirmary and are not needed to be brought to camp.  These include:  Motrin and Tylenol (fever and pain reducer), Benedryl (anti-itch), Zyrtec (anti-histamine), Neosporin (topical antibiotic), Hydrocortizone cream (topical anti-itch), Tums (gas relief), Miralax (constipation/fiber supplement), Sudafed (decongestant), Mucinex/Delsym (cough suppressant), swimmer’s ear medicine and throat/cough lozenges. Epinepherine (used for anaphylaxis) is available for emergency first-aid treatment.  Camp Ton-A-Wandah will administer to your camper as needed.
 
Emergency Medications - If you camper needs to keep a medication with her such as a rescue inhaler for Asthma or an Epi-pen for severe allergic reactions, please check in with a nurse on Opening Day. Please check the expiration dates on these before bringing to camp.

 

Lice

All campers will have their heads checked for lice by a professional service on Opening Day. Any cases found will be treated that day. Parents will be notified regarding the treatment and will be responsible for the cost. Please have your daughter checked (by someone who knows what they are looking for) BEFORE she comes to camp, and let us know if she or anyone in the family has been treated for lice in the 6 months prior to camp. This will help avoid a false diagnosis when she arrives.

 

 

Emotional Health

Often months pass between the application process and the opening of camp. If a recent event may affect your child’s experience at camp, it is important to make the directors aware of it. Please know that all information is handled in confidence and in the best interest of your child. Be sure to inform us of emotional issues, a learning difficulty, ADHD, a bed-wetting problem, or a loss or major change in the family so that we can be more prepared to meet your daughter’s needs. Information can be provided on the online camper information form or via telephone or email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Your campers’ emotional and mental health is just as important to us as her physical health. We want every camper to be supported and successful while they are here. Please let us know of any concerns or issues that you have been dealing with at home.
 
If, during the course of your camper stay, there are some situations that we are not qualified to handle, we will call you for permission to take your camper to a professional counselor.