If a camper shows up on a registration day without ALL required medical information and forms they will be sent home and NO refund will be issued!
State Law demands that we receive the medical form FULLY completed before we may accept a camper. A directive from the State Department of Health mandates that NO camper may be received if this information is not complete.
Please cooperate by making sure the form is properly filled out and mailed in by June 1st. You must make a copy of the completed form and bring it with you on Registration Day in the event it got lost in the mail. The physical can NOT be any older than 12 months old.
Please take care of any preventative needs before camp including dental work, as we want to avoid any disruptions. If you child has been exposed to any contagious disease within three weeks prior to camp, please notify the Camp Infirmary . If your child is not feeling well on opening day, it maybe better to keep them home until they improve.
Be sure that your child's medications, both prescription and over-the-counter are in properly labeled pharmacy bottles and/or original packages. All medications including over-the-counter medicine must be dropped off on opening day at the Infirmary, as medications are not allowed in the cabins. Each prescription and over-the-counter medication must be accompanied by a parental consent and a doctor's order listing prescribed dosage and frequency of administration. Campers are expected to show up at their assigned time and place to get their medication. Please make sure your child has enough medication to last for their entire stay at camp. Reminder: you are responsible for coming to the Infirmary to pick up your child's medication on pick up day. Any medications left behind will be destroyed within 7 days.
The Camp Turk Infirmary is open 24 hours a day starting the week of June 28, 2016. The direct phone line to the Infirmary is (315) 392-2421 and the fax is (315) 392-2028 (do not call prior to June 28th, no one will be at camp).
The nurses start to review paperwork on or about May 1st (if you email them prior to that they will not get back to you). You can email forms/information to the nurses directly at CampBoysNurse@aol.com OR CampGirlsNurse@aol.com
Please put your camper’s first and last name in the subject line.
Any medical treatment or condition is on a need to know basis for staff. Please feel free to discuss any problems or concerns with our medical team.
Over the counter medications are available at the Infirmary. Again, these can NOT be administered without parental consent and your Dr.'s signature on our form. It is important that you include any allergies to prescriptions on your child's health history. If your child has a history of asthma, it is wise to include ALL medications that he/she may need in case of an acute episode.
Dental and Orthodontic Care
Children's teeth should be cleaned and cared for by a dentist prior to entering camp. If your child's braces break, you will be called so arrangements can be made for orthodontic work.
We use Slocum Dickson Medical Group, 1729 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, NY, 13413, Phone # (315) 798-1400 for routine medical visits
Most of Slocum-Dickson Medical Group’s Primary Care Physicians participate in the following Plans:
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD/EXCELLUS
CATSKILL AREA SCHOOLS
(GHI) GROUP HEALTH INCORPORATED
INSURANCE ADMINISTRATORS OF AMERICA
INTEGRATED HEALTH PLAN
LOCAL 79/112 (PLUMBERS & STEAMFITTERS)
MAGNA CARE *
MARTIN'S POINT US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
(MVP)MOHAWK VALLEY PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN
NORTH AMERICAN PREFERRED
ONE HEALTH PLAN/GREAT WEST
UNITED HEALTH CARE EMPIRE PLAN
UNITED HEALTH CARE
REMINGTON ARMS EMPLOYEES (ACORDIA)
WORKERS COMPENSATION *
Several of these plans require you to designate a Primary Care Physician. Some plans allow you to designate a GYN Physician.
Some plans require a referral from your primary care physician. See referral requirements.
* All physicians may not participate in every plan or in all plan's products. Please inquire with the individual office for confirmation.
The Slocum-Dickson Optical Shop may not participate in all the insurance plans listed above.
Other Medical Information
If you do not have the insurance named above, your credit card will be billed. An itemized bill will be sent to you to submit to your insurance company. The parents ultimately will be responsible for all medical costs.
If any medication is prescribed, your insurance company information will be given and if it is not accepted, your credit card will be billed. Our driver will then pick it up.
Before the child goes to the doctor the parent is always called, and is informed of the illness / injury. If they are not available, all emergency contact numbers are tried until contact is made. If there is an emergency 911 will be called, the child will be stabilized and transported with an official from the camp. He / she will then be taken to St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, 1656 Champlin Ave, New Hartford, NY, 13417, telephone (315) 798-6000. This is the closest hospital with a full pediatric unit. The official from the camp will stay with the child until the parent / guardian arrives.
Again, it is very important that the parental authorization and emergency contact information on the medical form is completed. Your child will not receive emergency treatment without this signature!
ALL campers returning and new must complete medical forms each year.
Please do not hold off sending in your camp application
until the medical form is complete, or camp may be full!
***NEW***If a camper gets injured or sick during their stay at camp including but not limited to: broken bone, sprains requiring crutches, fever of 101.5 lasting over 24 hours, transportation to a hospital and cannot participate in ALL regular scheduled camp activities for more than 24 hours campers will be sent home. Camp does not have enough staff to spend 1 on 1 time with campers who cannot participate in regular scheduled activities.
Food restrictions – if your child has any special food requirements you must bring your own food (ex. Gluten, etc.) Our food service does not have access to purchase and have these items delivered to camp.