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.
This summer, parents will have the option to choose which provider/pharmacy to work with in order to fill their camper’s medications. That said, all daily medications (aside from exceptions listed below) must arrive at camp in individual dosing or bubble pack packaging at least 1-week prior to the start of your son’s session. There are a number of options that we have listed below and we are excited to give parents flexibility in choice of pharmacy.
Camp Menominee Medication Procedures for Parents
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.
- 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). If your camper has a prescription for an Epi-Pen, please mail one Epi-Pen to camp ahead of time, and send the other with your camper.
- 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. Rescue inhalers that are kept with your son at all times can be brought with him to camp.
- 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
- Schedule II Narcotics: We will accept Schedule II Narcotics in single dose/bubble packaging but it is not required.
Please DO NOT:
- Please note, it is NOT an option for you to prepare your son’s medications yourself at home. All medications sent to camp must be packaged according to our guidelines. 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.
- Choose a pharmacy that provides the single dosing or bubble pack serviceto use for the summer. Options include but are not limited to:
- Dundee Pharmacy Northbrook, IL (P: (847) 480-1000, http://www.dundeerx.com/) – PLEASE NOTE: Last year Dundee handled the bulk of our medications for our campers. Due to regulatory circumstances they can no longer ship medications to camp, so this is only an option for families local to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs).
- CVS (800-753-0596)
- Walgreens (some but not all Walgreens provide this service)
- Pill Pack (855-745-5725)
- Simple Meds (615-645-6337)
- St Germain Pharmacy (715-479-7608)**
- Wall Street Pharmacy, Eagle River, WI (715-479-4282**)
- You can use your own pharmacy or any other pre-packaging pharmacy option you find.
- **Note that if you use St Germain Pharmacy or Wall Street Pharmacy, Camp can arrange a pick-up on or before the medication arrival deadline.
- Speak to your son’s doctor and have him/her send all prescriptions to the appropriate pharmacy. Please ensure this information matches what you indicated on your health history form.
- Send the medication to camp or have the pharmacy send it to camp.
- Ship your camper’s medication to: Camp Menominee, Attn: Health Center, 5035 County Road D, Eagle River, WI 54521
- Include enough medication for your camper’s entire stay at camp.
- If for insurance reasons, you cannot send it all at one time, include a note in the package letting the Health Care Team know when to expect the second shipment (see deadlines below).
- For Full, Rookie I and First Session campers, medications should arrive no later than June 14th.
- For Second Session and Rookie II campers and second shipments of medication for eight week campers, medications should arrive no later than July 12th.
Costs & Fees
Many of the services listed above are free of charge. Please note that Menominee is not affiliated with any of the services listed and we do not profit from your use of these services.
- Parents will be responsible, for the following associated fees:
- Late Medication Arrival: Should a mediation arrive after the deadline, Camp will charge a fee of $100 per camper. Additionally, for each week the camper is at camp and we do not have the proper medication packaging, we will charge $100. This fee is for the additional work, risk and inefficiency that will come along with having to handle that camper’s medications in a way that does not conform with our safety and organizational guidelines.
- Cost of Medications: Parents are responsible for insurance co-pays and fees in addition to the cost of any over the counter or prescription meds.
- Related Shipping Fees: Parents are also responsible for any fees associated with getting medications to camp on time.
Camp Menominee Meds Contact Information:
P: (715) 544-7677