Health Center & Medications

Please make sure your child's health form is complete in your child’s account. If your child takes prescription or necessary routine medications, there is a form in the registration system that needs to be completed and signed by your physician.

Camper 5 Day Pre-screen: Prior to your campers arrival, families must print off the form below and complete the pre-screen each day for the 5 days leading up to their camp program. The pre-screen form must be completed in its entirety and at the front of the car (not packed away in camper luggage) at check-in so that Don Lee staff can complete the in-person health screen check.

 Camper 5 day Pre-screen form

MEDICATIONS - Prescription & Over-the-Counter: All medications will be dispensed by the health manager, only from the original package or prescription bottle. When sending your campers medication please send the amount needed for the time at camp please do not send more or less medication than is needed for the time your camper is at camp.

Over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies will be provided for participants. Please DO NOT send over-the-counter (OTC) medication in your camper’s bag if you need to send OTC medications please make sure to include them in your campers account and have a doctor sign off on the prescription medication form. You will then need to make sure these medications are checked in with the Camp Health manager when you arrive.

If your camper medically requires an EpiPen with them at all  times due to potential anaphylactic reaction if exposed to an allergan, a note stating the medical requirement from the physician is required to be turned in with the medication.

Camper Medication Form

HEALTH INSURANCE CARDS: Health Insurance cards should also be uploaded for your camper in your UltraCamp account. Take a photo of the front and back of the card on your phone. Upload the images in your UltraCamp account under “additional options” and click on Document Center. Click on the arrow pointing up to upload the images.

HEALTH CHECK: All campers will take part in a visual/verbal health screening at check-in to ensure that they are free from indicators of illness or communicable disease or injury that may prevent them from participation at camp.  We will do a temperature check for all campers, if the camper has a temperature of 100.0F or higher, your camper will not be allowed to stay at camp.  The camper can return during the week if the temperature is 98.6 for at least 24 hours. 

Please make sure your camper is current on immunizations and a copy of your health insurance card is loaded in to your account prior to your arrival at camp.

HEALTH CARE: Camp Don Lee has a well-equipped and professionally staffed health center available 24 hours each day.  There is a physician or registered nurse in the med hut during each week of camp. Also, all summer staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. Parents will be notified if a camper needs to be taken off-site for medical care, spends the night in the health center due to illness, is running a fever of 101 degrees or higher or is started on a new prescription medication. The decision of whether or not to call parents about minor bumps and bruises is made on a case-by-case basis by the medical staff in conjunction with camp directors. Prompt attention is given in any accident or injury. If we do find it necessary to call the parent or guardian, expect a phone call from camp at 252-249-1106.

The following non-prescription medications may be stocked in the camp health center and are used on an as needed basis to manage illness and injury:

Phenylephrine (Sudafed PE)

Pseudoephedrine decongestant (Sudafed)

Diphenhydramine antihistamine/allergy medicine (Benadryl)

Antibiotic cream

Sore throat spray

Lice shampoo or cream (Nix or Elimite)

Calamine lotion

Laxatives for constipation (Mira-lax)

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Guaifenesin cough syrup (Robitussin)

Dextromethorphan cough syrup (Robitussin)

Generic cough drops


Bismuth subsalicylate for diarrhea (Kaopectate; Pepto-Bismol)

FOOD SAFETY: Our camp kitchen facilities are inspected annually by the NC Department of Health & Human Services, Food Protection Program. We have consistently had an overall A rating for food preparation, general health and safety, water supply, and sanitation.  Balanced meals are served to campers daily.  A variety of snacks are available to campers in the camp store. Special dietary needs and any food allergies should be noted on the health form and discussed with our health care provider when you drop off your camper.