Medical Information

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!

Medical Information
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 completed.

Forms
Once you register for camp, you will receive a confirmation email that has a link where to go to complete the medication information electronically. You will also receive a link to the Health form that is required to be filled out by your physician. These links will also be posted on our website. Please cooperate by making sure ALL forms are properly filled out and uploaded by June 1st.

The physical can NOT be any older than 12 months old. Please keep in mind that most insurance companies only allow one physical a year and you may have to pay for a physical out of pocket to meet this deadline. If a camper arrives without all paperwork completed they will be sent home and no refunds issued.

Before Camp
Please take care of any preventative needs before camp including dental work, as we want to avoid any disruptions. If your child has been exposed to any contagious disease within three weeks
prior to camp, please notify the camp nurse. If your child is not feeling well on opening day you should keep them home and contact us. Check your child's hair carefully for lice prior to camp.

Medications
Be sure that your child's medications, both prescription and over-the-counter are in pharmacy labeled bottles and/or original packages or they will not be accepted. All medications including over-the-counter medicine must be dropped off on opening day at the Infirmary, NO medications are not allowed in the cabins.

Each prescription and over-the-counter medication must be accompanied by a doctor's order listing prescribed dosage and frequency of administration. Please see note below regarding certain over the counter medications that are stocked in the infirmary. 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 THREE weeks at camp (in case they extend). Reminder, you are responsible for coming to the Infirmary to pick up your child's medication on pick up day, it will not be mailed back. Any medications left behind will be destroyed within 5 days. It is important that you note any allergies and restrictions 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.

Infirmary
The Camp Turk Infirmary is open 24 hours a day starting the week of June 24th. The direct phone line to the Infirmary is (315) 392-2421 and the fax is (315) 392-2028. Confidentiality
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.

STOCK Over-the-Counter-Medications
Certain over the counter medications are stocked in the camp infirmary and require your child's physicians & parent's written permission.

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.

Doctors Visits
NEW - We will be using Faxton Urgent Care, 1675 Bennett Street, Utica, NY, 13502, phone (315) 624-6000 for routine medical visits.

Your insurance company information will be given and if it is not accepted, you may be required to pay with your credit card. If medication is prescribed, our driver will pick it up and your credit card will be billed.

Before the child goes to the doctor the parents are always called and are 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) 624-6000. This is the closest hospital with a full pediatric unit. An 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!

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. Camp Turk is NOT a peanut free camp.

Please do not pack food to bring to camp (other than water) due to camper allergies and it attracts animals into the cabins. It is against the health code to bring food such as boxes of cereal, etc. and keep it in the dining hall. If your child has a food allergy and requires special food (ex. gluten, kosher, etc.) then food needs to be kept in the kitchen and should be left there on registration day. The candy store is open every afternoon for kids to get snacks. If you would like us to carry certain kinds of food in there then please email us your suggestions.

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.