NEW THIS YEAR:
Please be prepared for camp by reading this important information thoroughly.
Arlington County requires parents to submit this form with all medication, sunscreen and insect repellant.
If possible, avoid bringing medications to camps by arranging the time of the dosage so the camper receives the medication at home. Written permission is required from parents on the Authorization for Medication Form before staff can administer any medication, sunscreen or, insect repellant to campers. A parent signature is valid only for short term medications that are taken less than 10 days. A physician’s signature is required on the Authorization for Medication Form for long term medication administration required for longer than 10 days and for any “as needed” emergency medication such as inhalers, and EpiPens, and seizure medication.
All medication must be labeled with the camper’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage amount and the times to be given. Keep all medication in the original container with the prescription label or direction label attached.
When possible only send in the dose needed for the day. Guardians must supply and label any medication dosing supplies. No expired medication will be accepted by the staff.
Sunscreen and Insect Repellant
Use of sunscreen or insect repellent requires written parent authorization on the Authorization for Medication Form noting any known adverse reactions. Staff members can apply sunscreen to campers under age 9 accompanied by written authorization from parents. Campers ages 9 and older can administer their own sunscreen with staff supervision.
Sunscreen and insect repellent provided by parent/guardian may be left at the camp site for the camper’s use. It must be in the original container labeled with the camper’s name. Sunscreen and insect repellant will not be kept or used beyond the expiration date of the product.
Campers should have sunscreen applied before arriving at camp. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection. In addition to the sunscreen, the CDC recommends wearing sun-protective clothing, wide brimmed hats, and sunglasses to protect against UV radiation.