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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 in pill form 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 do expect 100% participation from families with campers who will need medication in pill form 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.

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?
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 use Walmart Pharmacy to fill the prescription. Please register your camper and your insurance information either online or at your local Walmart. We need your help in expediting this process to assure that your camper receives their new medication promptly.

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 for your camper along with changes in School Immunization Law for 2019-2020. Most campers have already received the following vaccines prior to this summer. The following Summer 2019 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 vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), with the first dose being on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than 4 weeks (28 days) after the first dose.

2. All campers must have received two doses of Varicella vaccine (Chickenpox), with the first dose being on or after the first birthday. Proof of disease documented by a physician or laboratory evidence of immunity will all be accepted.

3. Children entering the sixth grade must show proof of having received three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, or other proof of immunity described in Section 665.250(f). The first two doses shall have been received no less than four weeks (28 days apart. The interval between the second and third doses must be at least two months. The interval between the first and third doses must be at least four months. Proof of prior or current infection, if verified by laboratory evidence, may be substituted for proof of vaccination.

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

5. All campers age 11+ must show proof of receiving one dose of adolescent Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine).

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 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • Your caper 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.