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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness has been a guiding value for us summer after summer. The health, safety, and well-being of our campers is our top priority. Please use this section to familiarize yourself with our practices.

Beber Camp meets the health and safety standards of the State of Wisconsin and the American Camp Association.

Prescription Medication

To ensure the best possible quality of care in our health center, we require all campers who take daily prescriptions, supplements, vitamins, and/or over-the-counter medications to enroll in a pharmacy service provided by Pack My Rx through their website. This service ensures higher efficiency, lower risk of error, reduced waiting time for your campers, and increased focus on their overall health.

We expect 100% participation from families with campers who will need medication while at camp. The only exception is if the pharmacy notifies us that they are unable to accept your insurance or fill a particular medication.

Please register online at their website. They will package your camper’s meds and deliver them directly to camp prior to your child’s arrival. All pills will be pre-packaged in dose/blister packs. Pack My Rx will manage every step of the process, including insurance payments, dispensing and delivery.

Once you create your Pack My Rx account, please complete your camper’s medication profile, select the session s/he is attending, upload copies of your health insurance documents, and provide a credit card for payment of any fees.

If you’ve already completed your camper’s physical, no need to make another doctor’s appointment – you can just fax/email the forms to your doctor’s office. Once completed by your child’s doctor, mail the prescriptions to Pack My Rx. All medication orders must be received 30 days prior to start of the session. All orders after that will incur a $30 charge plus any expedited shipping charges.

If you have problems submitting any of your forms, documents, or insurance information, please call the pharmacy directly at (888) 598-6337.

To learn more about setting up Pack My Rx, please check out our page on it.

Changes to Medication Prior to Camp

If your child is beginning to take a new medication or has a change to existing medications immediately prior to camp, you must contact Pack My Rx at info@packmyrx.com or 888-598-6337 to order medications.

We strongly discourage putting kids on a “medication vacation” while at camp. Camp is not a time to try a new medication or remove a child from a medication. If this is unavoidable, we request that you consult with a camp director or nurse prior to camp.

What if my Camper Needs a Prescription during camp?
We have a wonderful relationship with Walmart Pharmacy just a few miles from camp. If our camp physician prescribes medication for your camper while at camp, we will contact you first, and we will use the Walmart Pharmacy to fill the prescription. Please make sure that we have your RX-PCN and RX-BIN number, and that we have a copy of your pharmacy card if you have a separate card. This ensures that your camper receives their new medication promptly.

We will charge your account for the cost of the prescription. If Walmart does not have accurate information, they will charge us the cost of the medication, and you may submit that to your insurer for reimbursement.

Non-Prescription Medication
If your child needs a non-prescription medication occasionally, the Health Center will have it in stock. If your child demonstrates ongoing need for the medication, we will contact you to set up a medication plan through Pack My Rx. If your child is on a daily non-prescription antihistamine of any kind it must go through Pack My Rx.

Immunization
We strongly suggest that you consult with your physician regarding your child’s immunizations and make sure they are current. Camp follows the CDC recommendations regarding immunization requirements. Most campers have already received the following vaccines prior to this summer. The following Summer 2021 Camp Immunization Requirements must be completed prior to the start of the designated session or else your child will not be allowed to participate in camp:

1. All campers must have received two doses of the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

  • First dose at 12–15 months
  • Second dose at 4–6 years
  • Dose 2 may be administered as early as 4 weeks (28 days) after dose 1.

2. All campers must have received two doses of the Varicella vaccine (Chickenpox)

  • First dose at 12–15 months
  • Second dose at 4–6 years
  • Dose 2 may be administered as early as 3 months after dose 1 (a dose administered after a 4-week interval may be counted).

3. All campers must have received three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or other proof of immunity described in Section 665.250(f). Proof of prior or current infection, if verified by laboratory evidence, may be substituted for proof of vaccination.

  • First dose at 0
  • Second dose at 1-2 months, given at least 4 weeks after dose 1
  • Third dose at 6-18 months, given at least 8 weeks after dose 2
  • Time between dose 1 to dose 3 must be at least 16 weeks (4 months)

4. All campers must have received a five-dose series vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis(DTaP/DTP/DT/Td). Campers age 11+ should have received one dose of the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap). 

  • First dose at 2 months
  • Second dose at 4 months
  • Third dose at 6 months
  • Fourth dose between 15-18 months
  • Fifth dose between 4-6 years old
  • Adolescents receive a single dose of Tdap, preferably at 11 to 12 years of age.

4. All campers age 11+ must show proof of receiving one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Campers age 16+ must show proof of second meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4).

  • First at 11–12 years
  • Second dose at 16 years

5. All campers must have received a 4 dose series of the Poliovirus vaccine.

  • First dose at 2 months
  • Second dose at 4 months
  • Third dose between 6-18 months
  • Fourth dose between 4-6 years, must be given at least 6 months after the previous dose.

Beber, as well as ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), highly recommends your Camper be vaccinated against influenza and hepatitis A.

Health Center
Beber Camp’s Health Center is open 24 hours a day. It is staffed by a health center administrator, 3-4 nurses, and a physician. The Health Center is centrally located, air-conditioned and well-equipped to meet most health needs.

Should a camper need emergency medical attention and treatment, we are less than 5 miles from the ProHealth Medical Group Clinic and Emergency Room.

Your camper’s health, safety, and well-being is our top priority. Our medical staff provide excellent medical attention should a camper be admitted to the health center, need to take medication, or need a pick me up.

Communication From the Health Center
Parents/Guardians will be contacted by the Health Center if:

  • Your camper has been admitted to stay in the Health Center overnight
  • Your camper is placed on a new prescription medication.
  • Your camper has a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • Your camper has been taken off-site to seek medical attention.
  • We have questions regarding your child’s health.

Parents/Guardians will not be contacted by the Health Center When:

  • Your camper receives a small cut or scrape.
  • Your camper receives over-the-counter medication.
  • Your camper rests in the Health Center for a short period.

Parents/Guardians are always welcome to call for an update on how their camper is doing. 

Allergies
Beber Is An Allergy-Aware Camp. We recognize that many campers have specific dietary needs. We firmly believe in creating a safe and inclusive environment for all campers at Beber Camp. Beber does not use nuts in any menu items and we do not serve peanut butter at meals. It is impossible to guarantee that camp can be fully peanut or nut free due to manufacturing processes and labeling. Beber is proud to be able to provide alternative meals for those with food allergies such as gluten, dairy, and egg.