Health & Safety
At Camp Highlander, we understand that you’ve trusted us with the most precious part of your life – your child, and that is why safety is our top priority.
Camp Highlander has maintained the highest standards of safety through our facilities, programs and qualified staff for more than 50 years.
In addition to the proactive approach we take toward the health and safety of our campers, we have a caring, qualified healthcare staff available to tend to the needs of your child while away from home. We have an around the clock medical team, a combination of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, and Doctors at Camp Highlander whose sole focus is the health of our boys and girls. They take care of administering daily medications and provide professional health care and treatment for any camper or staff member who needs it.
Although we hope your child will never need to visit our Health Hut, we are committed to our communication with you as a parent in the event that medical attention is needed that would affect your child’s camp experience. A medical team member will contact a parent or family member in the event of the following situations:
- An overnight stay in the health hut
- If your child needed to see a physician in town, get x-rays or lab work
- If your child was unable to participate in any activity due to an injury or illness
Camp Highlander is only 4 miles from our on-call physician, 8 miles from an Urgent Care facility and 15 miles from Park Ridge Hospital should an emergency situation arise.
All campers will be required to have a Health History form and a physician’s examination completed prior to participation in camp activities. These forms must be completed and turned into our office by May 1. Any changes to your child’s health condition, medication, or insurance information after the form has been turned in should be given to the office for the records to be updated. Please visit Preparing For Camp
We require that all prescription and over-the-counter medication be packaged in Blister Packs or Unit-Dose Packaging. When filling the prescription for camp, request the meds to be packaged in Blister Packs or Unit-Dose Packaging. The camp office will mail Blister Packs to your home for $2 per pack. Please contact the camp office to order these.
This type of packaging prompts for the day and time of each dose. Parents are responsible for making sure campers arrive with the meds properly packaged. Other medications such as liquids, inhalers, creams and ointments should also be individually labeled.
This medication packing program is required. This system is designed to standardize our medication procedures and improve the efficiency of disbursement. This allows our nurses to have more time to devote to the well-being of your child.
All camper and staff medication must be stored in the Health Hut during the summer. The Camp Highlander Health Hut stocks standard over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antacids, antibiotic ointments, Cortaid, Band-Aids, etc… Therefore, it is not necessary to bring these medications to camp.
For any special needs (such as an allergy to bee stings), please speak a member of our medical team on opening day of the session to make arrangements. DO NOT MAIL MEDICATIONS OR PRESCRIPTIONS TO CAMP.