Policies & Procedures
Online (virtual) Camp-we are not operating virtual camps summer of 2022
Onsite Camp in 2022
Medications: For medications other than an auto-injector/Epi Pen, a Medication Record Form must be completed for any required medication to be administered to your child during camp. The Medication Record Form and medication is to be given to your child’s camp instructor who will keep it in a secure location. The team member who assists your child with their medication will sign the form confirming they observed the medication was taken and at what time.
Procedure when sending medication to camp: 1. Upon arrival to camp on the first day, please notify the Camp Director that your child needs to take medication during camp hours. They will provide you with a Medication Consent form. You must read, fill out, and sign the form stating the type of medication, dosage and dispensing time. 2. Send the medication in the original prescribed container. 3. Medication should be given directly to the Camp Director by an adult.
Life Saving Medications: If your child requires an auto-injector/Epi Pen or inhaler, they must be kept with the child in a portable labeled bag (ie: fanny pack) for the entire day or given to your camp instructor who will keep it safe and readily available for use if needed. Registrations that indicate severe allergies requiring an Epi pen will be required to complete a separate auto-injector/Epi Pen Consent Form and this will be provided to you on the first day of camp.
Emergency Procedures Onsite
All Medics Camp staff members have a first aid kit and access to the emergency medical services (911). Camp instructors and counselors are certified in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C. For minor injuries your child will be assessed and treated by a member of our Medics Camp team and an incident report will be provided to you at the end of the day at pick up. In the unlikely event of a serious injury or condition, emergency medical services (911) will be called immediately to respond to the situation. The parent or person listed as the emergency contact on the registration form will be contacted immediately with information regarding the incident. If an ambulance is required to transport your child to the hospital, a member of our staff will accompany your child and remain with him/her until a parent arrives, so that a child is never left unattended.
Snacks and Lunch Onsite
Please send your child with a nut-free healthy lunch and two snacks for the day as well as a re-usable water bottle. Water bottle refill stations are available onsite, and we encourage campers to hydrate.
Medics Camp has a nut-free policy. In our pre-camp communications, we may also ask that you refrain from sending your child with other food items should another child in your child’s camp have a severe, life threatening allergy. Medics Camp staff strive to create an allergy-safe environment but please note that this does not imply a guarantee that there is zero risk. Medics Camp staff use the following safe eating procedures:
Children with severe allergies are given a colored bracelet on day 1 to identify them
Children are not allowed to share or sample food with other campers at any time
All children are required to wash their hands before and after eating
All tables and eating surfaces are washed before and after eating using Lysol brand disinfecting wipes
COVID Policies and Procedures: Medics Camp is a medical science based camp and we will continue to implement measures that reduce the risk of COVID transmission. We want to keep all campers safe. Just as we have a NO NUTS policy to protect those with severe allergies, we have COVID policies to keep our campers and staff with other medical conditions safe too.
Temperature Check: All campers and staff will get a forehead temperature scan at check-in.
Masks: All campers and Medics Camp team members must wear a properly fitting face mask while indoors. Masks will not be required outside but we support those who feel more comfortable wearing them in any setting.
Handwashing and Sanitizing: Campers and staff will be required to wash hands before and after food breaks. Hand sanitizer will be available in each camp room. Tables and any high contact surfaces in the camp rooms will be sanitized by staff in the morning before camp, after the snack and lunch break and at the end of each camp day.
Medics Camp Code of Conduct
We believe that a positive camp experience strengthens and builds a child’s self esteem. Our camp code of conduct rules are simple:
Be respectful of people and property
Keep your hands to yourself
Speak nicely to each other
Touch only what belongs to you
Stay within the designated camp activity area
Listen to your counselors
Ask for help if you need it
Endangering the health and safety of themselves, other campers, and/or staff or volunteers.
Stealing, damaging, or failing to care for Medics Camp equipment or property
Stealing, damaging, or failing to care for facility property or the property of others.
Continual disruption of the program.
Refusal to follow the behavior guidelines.
Inappropriate physical contact.
Using profanity or inappropriate language or displaying clothing with offensive content.
Bullying or acts of aggression or violence.
Possession or use of illegal substances, tobacco, or alcohol.
Possession of weapons - any object that may cause harm to another or place another person in fear of his/her safety, may be considered a weapon.
Code of Conduct Remediation Steps
Medics Camp Staff will redirect the camper to a more appropriate behavior.
The camper will be reminded of the behavior guidelines.
Repeated behaviors which are unacceptable at camp will be communicated to parents at sign out or if necessary, we will call you.
Staff will document the situation. The written documents will include what the behavior problem was, what provoked the problem, and the corrective action(s) taken.
If the behavior persists, the Camp Director may find it necessary to have the camper picked up early from camp and they may be asked not to return.
If a camper's behavior at any time threatens the immediate safety of him/her, other campers, or staff, the parent/guardian will be notified and expected to pick-up the child immediately.
Note: In order to ensure that all campers have a positive experience we reserve the right to withdraw a child from Medics Camp if they are unable to comply with our Code of Conduct. There will be no refunds given for campers who are withdrawn from the program due to violations of the Code of Conduct.
Each Medics Camp location has a Director and/or Assistant Director who is responsible for the safety and well-being of all of onsite campers, ensuring the delivery of Medics Camp programming, and communicating with parents (onsite and online). The Medics Camp team is comprised of instructors who are responsible for delivery of camp content to their respective age group and supported by counselors, co-op students and volunteers who are responsible for assisting with activities, experiments and games in the camp room (online and onsite) and supervising and ensuring camper safety during onsite breaks and outside time. Instructor backgrounds vary from camp to camp, but we look for university students and new grads who have studied a health related science and have experience in teaching and working with children. All instructors must have satisfactory vulnerable sector screening and be certified in standard first aid and CPR. Currently, all onsite instructors and team members must also be fully vaccinated against COVID.
Camper/Instructor Ratios Onsite
In order to ensure a high level of supervision and safety we meet or exceed the following staff to camper ratios.
Munchkin Medics ages 5 - 6 years - 1:6
Mini Medics ages 7 - 9 years - 1:8
Jr. Medics ages 10 - 12 years - 1:10
The safety of our campers is our number one priority so it’s important that everyone is aware of our process for drop-off and pick-up. All campers will need to be signed-in to Medics Camp every morning. If Medics Camp is being delivered onsite at host location (Mobile Medics), campers may also need to sign-in to the host facility first before they can enter and sign-in to Medics Camp. We try and wait for all campers to arrive (within reason) before we get started for the day, so please let us know if your child is running more than 30 minutes late for arrival or will be absent from camp that day.
If your camper is going to be away and will not be attending camp, please call or text the director at 647-428-0004 before 9:00 a.m. on that day. Alternatively, you can also communicate to one of our Instructors at drop off/pick up, if you know in advance that your child will be away on a day of camp. Refunds or credits are not provided for any missed days.
If your child is not going to attend Medics Camp for a day due to illness, we appreciate being notified as early as possible either by phone or text. (see absent camper contact info above). Refunds or credits are not provided for any missed days.
If campers are being picked up early (before 3:30 pm) from camp, please notify us at morning drop-off. When possible, we’ll try and modify our activities so that your child doesn’t miss too much.
For the Safety of your child, only those on the Authorized Pick-Up list will be permitted to pick-up your child from camp. A Medics Camp team member will ask you in the morning at drop off who will be picking up. If your child is in the FALCON program and you’d like to give them permission to leave camp by themselves, please inform the Director and a waiver form will be provided.
You MUST pick up your child no later than 5pm. Our building permit ends at 5pm and everyone-staff and campers ALL must be out of the building at 5pm. There is no grace period. If your child is not picked up by 5pm a $10 late fee per minute past 5pm will automatically be added to your account. We apologize for the strict policy but even a minute late violates our building permit agreement with the school and jeopardizes our ability to operate Medics Camp.
The Medics Camp refund policy for your child’s specific camp can be found on our website under cancelations. Since this varies from year to year, we don’t include it in this document. Please note that some of our host facilities for our Mobile Medics partner program may have a different refund policy because you’re paying them directly. In this case, you should refer to their camp refund policy as we are just a guest provider. Refunds will not be provided for inclement weather, late arrivals, illnesses, absences or if your child is asked not to return to camp due to behavior issues that couldn’t be resolved.
You can use the email confirmation with household account summary that was sent when you registered or you can get it by logging into your Medics Camp account in at http://medicscamp.campbrainregistration.com
Camp Onsite Emergencies
In the unlikely event of a non medical emergency at camp, our staff has been trained on site specific safety and emergency protocols. All Emergency procedures are reviewed with our campers on the first day of each camp.