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Health and Wellness

Perlman Camp’s Health Center is open 24 hours a day and is staffed by 3-4 registered nurses. The Health Center is centrally located, air-conditioned and well-equipped to meet most health needs.

Your camper’s health, safety, and well-being is our top priority. Our medical staff provide excellent medical attention should a camper be admitted to the health center, need to take medication, or need a pick me up.

Communication from the Health Center

Parents/Guardians will be contacted by the Health Center if:

  • Your camper has been admitted to stay in the Health Center overnight
  • Your camper is placed on a new prescription medication.
  • Your camper has a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • Your camper has been taken off-site to seek medical attention.
  • We have questions regarding your child’s health.

Parents/Guardians will not be contacted by the Health Center When:

  • Your camper receives a small cut or scrape.
  • Your camper receives over-the-counter medication.
  • Your camper rests in the Health Center for a short period.

Parents/Guardians are always welcome to call for an update on how their camper is doing. 

Prescription Medication & DAILY Non-prescription Medication

To ensure the best possible quality of care in our health center, we require all campers who take daily prescriptions, supplements, vitamins, and/or over-the-counter medications to enroll in a pharmacy service provided by Pack My Rx through their website. This service ensures higher efficiency, lower risk of error, reduced waiting time for your campers, and increased focus on their overall health.

We expect 100% participation from families with campers who will need medication while at camp. The only exception is if the pharmacy notifies us that they are unable to accept your insurance or fill a particular medication.

Please register online at their website. They will package your camper’s meds and deliver them directly to camp prior to your child’s arrival. All pills will be pre-packaged in dose/blister packs. Pack My Rx will manage every step of the process, including insurance payments, dispensing and delivery.

Once you create your Pack My Rx account, please complete your camper’s medication profile, select the session s/he is attending, upload copies of your health insurance documents, and provide a credit card for payment of any fees.

If you’ve already completed your camper’s physical, no need to make another doctor’s appointment – you can just fax/email the forms to your doctor’s office. Once completed by your child’s doctor, mail the prescriptions to Pack My RxAll medication orders must be received 30 days prior to start of the session. All orders after that will incur a $30 charge plus any expedited shipping charges.

If you have problems submitting any of your forms, documents, or insurance information, please call the pharmacy directly at (888) 598-6337.

To learn more about setting up Pack My Rx, please check out our page on it.

Changes to Medication Prior to Camp

If your child is beginning to take a new medication or has a change to existing medications immediately prior to camp, you must contact Pack My Rx at info@packmyrx.com or 888-598-6337 to order medications.

We strongly discourage putting kids on a “medication vacation” while at camp. Camp is not a time to try a new medication or remove a child from a medication. If this is unavoidable, we request that you consult with a camp director or nurse prior to camp.

What if my camper needs a prescription during camp?

We have a wonderful relationship with Walgreens Pharmacy just a few miles from camp. If a physician prescribes medication for your camper while at camp, we will contact you first, and we will use the Walgreens Pharmacy to fill the prescription. Please make sure that we have your RX-PCN and RX-BIN number, and that we have a copy of your pharmacy card if you have a separate card. This ensures that your camper receives their new medication promptly.

We will charge your account for the cost of the prescription. If Walgreens does not have accurate information, they will charge us the cost of the medication, and you may submit that to your insurer for reimbursement.

As-Needed (PRN) Medication

If your child needs a non-prescription medication occasionally, the Health Center will have it in stock. If your child demonstrates ongoing need for the medication, we will contact you to set up a medication plan through Pack My Rx. If your child is on a daily non-prescription antihistamine of any kind it must go through Pack My Rx.

Allergies

Perlman Camp is an Allergy-Aware Camp. We recognize that many campers have specific dietary needs. We firmly believe in creating a safe and inclusive environment for all campers at Perlman Camp. We are happy to work with your family on an individual basis to meet your child’s allergy needs, and happily accommodate children with multiple allergies each summer.

Perlman does not use nuts in any menu items and we do not serve peanut butter at meals. It is impossible to guarantee that camp can be fully peanut or nut free due to manufacturing processes and labeling, but alternative items are available for those who need them. Perlman is proud to be able to provide alternative meals for those with food allergies and intolerances such as wheat/gluten, dairy, and egg.

Immunization Policy

Perlman Camp has adopted the policy that all children and staff that attend camp must be up to date on all immunizations in order to attend camp. The following Immunization Requirements must be completed prior to the start of the session or else your child will not be allowed to participate in camp:

1. All campers must have received two doses of vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), with the first dose being on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than 4 weeks (28 days) after the first dose. The second dose may be given from years 4-6 years old.

2. All campers must have received two doses of Varicella vaccine (Chickenpox), with the first dose being on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than 4 weeks (28 days) after the first dose. The second dose may also be given at years 4-6 years old. Proof of disease documented by a physician or laboratory evidence of immunity will all be accepted.

3. Children entering the sixth grade must show proof of having received three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, or other proof of immunity. The first two doses shall have been received no less than four weeks (28 days apart). The interval between the second and third doses must be at least two months (8 weeks apart). The interval between the first and third doses must be at least four months (16 weeks apart). Proof of prior or current infection, if verified by laboratory evidence, may be substituted for proof of vaccination.

4. All campers age 11+ must show proof of receiving one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4).

5. All campers age 11+ must show proof of receiving one dose of adolescent Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine).

Perlman Camp, as well as ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), highly recommends your Camper be vaccinated against influenza and hepatitis A.

As vaccinations for COVID-19 are not yet available for children, we will not be requiring campers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for summer 2021.