We would like to bring to your attention improvements to Camp Menominee’s Medication Policy this year and ask that you review the new Medication Procedures, outlined below. Based on recommendations from the local Health Department and feedback from our CM nursing staff and families, we have adopted the policy that ALL medications, in pill form, need to be sent to camp in pre-packaged TIME-DOSE packaging prepared by a pharmacy. Time-dose packaged medication is an ideal method of dispensing medicine at camp and will give the CM Medical staff more time to attend to the medical needs of our campers and staff.
We understand this policy change may cause concerns based on previous experience with large pharmacies that were unreliable and expensive but we assure you that we have made every effort to eliminate previous issues by carefully researching options. This year we have engaged with a local partner Dundee Pharmacy in Northbrook, IL. Dundee works with many nursing homes, senior centers and assisted living facilities to provide a similar service. We will be their sole camp client for this summer and look forward to the personal relationship and individual attention that means for each family throughout this process.
Camp Menominee Medication Procedures for Parents
Important Things to Note:
- It is REQUIRED that you use a pre-packaging Time-Dose service for all medications. This includes: OTC and “as needed” medication that is listed on your son’s health form. This includes but is not limited to over-the-counter medications, homeopathic remedies, and vitamins. See below for exclusions to this policy.
- In most cases Dundee will be the most reasonably priced and easiest for your needs. We recommend using Dundee Pharmacy because of our relationship and negotiated rate, but you are welcome to select a different pharmacy provided that your son’s medications are pre-packaged in time-dose packaging and sent to camp by the pharmacy prior to the start of camp. As you research alternatives, you will find that in most cases Dundee will be the most reasonably priced. Please email Daisy as she can help you discuss other options.
- OTC medications stocked and dispensed at camp that are “as needed” (Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough medicine, decongestant, antihistamines, cortisone cream, triple antibiotic cream, cough drops, saline drops for eyes)
- Injectibles (growth hormones and EPIpens)
- Non-pill form (inhalers, nebulizers, creams, lotions, liquids, drops). Send these items in original packaging with pharmacy label indicating name, dose, etc. These medications may be shipped to camp ahead of time or travel with your son.
- PLEASE NOTE: When sending these up to camp, medication must be in the original container (vial) with pharmacy label which includes child’s name and dosing instructions. DO NOT write on the label. We will also need an emergency action plan filled out and signed by a doctor for all epinephrine injectors
Please DO NOT:
- Please note, it is NOT an option for you to prepare your son’s medications yourself at home. PLEASE DO NOT bring medications that have not been packaged according to our guidelines to camp. Sending medications in original medication packaging (bottles or blister packs) or pre-sorted at home in baggies and “pill minder” pill boxes will be a violation of camp policy and will result in a $100 penalty fee plus any late fees charged by the pharmacy we employ to package your medicine according to our policy. The EXCEPTION to this would be a new prescription for an illness prescribed right before camp starts, such as an antibiotic. This would need to be in the original bottle, labeled by the pharmacy.
- Send inhalers or Epipens without the label
- Send baggies with loose pills.
*Camp Menominee will charge a $100 fee if you send up medication with your camper that does not fall into one of the “exceptions” noted above.
If your Camper will take medications at camp this summer, here is what you need to do:
- Log-In to your account and navigate to Forms and Documents –> Complete your Health History form. On page 5 you will note the medications that your son will be taking this summer. For each medication, you must list the dose, frequency, time of day and instructions.
- Fill out the “Medication Pre-Packaging Authorization Form”, an online form on your CampInTouch dashboard. This will authorize us to share the important medication information with Dundee Pharmacy so you don’t have to enroll for another service. Please complete this by April 15th.
- Speak to your son’s doctor and have him/her send all prescriptions to Dundee Pharmacy (mail, fax or e-script depending on the medication).
- Every medication (even OTC and “as needed” meds) will need a written order from your son’s doctor. This must be complete by May 15th.
- After that, all of your son’s meds will arrive nicely pre-packaged and ready to be handed out at camp. All unused meds will be sent home with the camper. Dundee pharmacy will contact you regarding payment options for filling the medication and the pre-packaging service.
Dundee Pharmacy Fees:
Time-Dose Packaging for prescription and non-prescription medications
$28/Camper (2/4 weeks) or $56/camper (Full Session).
(Price is per camper, regardless of the number of medications camper is taking)
“As Needed” medication only:
$50 – Dundee Pharmacy will charge you this fee if they do not receive your information by the deadlines above.
Costs above are in addition to the cost of the medication itself, which will be filled by Dundee Pharmacy and billed through them as well.
We are excited to work with Larry and his staff this summer and are confident this will really help improve our CM Health Center procedures and continue the excellent work our medical team provides each summer!
Dundee Pharmacy Contact Information:
2750 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
P: (847) 480-1000
F: (847) 480-1988
Camp Menominee Meds Contact Information:
P: (715) 544-7677