Camp & Health FAQ's
Send your little ones prepared!
Here are some commonly asked questions or things to know prior to your check-in day. If you have additional questions, please read through the “Parent’s Guide” found under the Summer Camps page. You can also call or email Camp Staff at [email protected] or call 712.336.2936.
What steps does Camp take to minimize spread of common illnesses during the summer?
Health screenings during check-in. Frequent hand washing for campers and staff, specifically before and after meals. Providing waterbottles to ensure proper hydration. Alternative dining locations to provide more space between cabins(eating outdoors). Camp has a health care professional onsite. Daily individual check-ins between staff and campers within cabin.
What happens if injuries occur at camp?
While we strive to provide a safe environment for all campers and guests, some injuries do occur at camp. If/when injuries occur at camp, the Health Care Manager and Leadership Staff will conduct a health check of campers. Depending on severity of injury, incident reports will be filled out and parents/guardians will be contacted by Health Care Manager or Director. In case of mild or less than severe incidents, parents/guardians will be contacted and consulted to determine next steps. All phone calls or attempts to contact will be documented on incident report and office call log.
Medications while at camp?
Each Iowa U.M. Camp has a Health Care Manager qualified to handle distribution of medication, health issues, and, if necessary, accidents. On check-in day medications and health forms are looked over by parents and the camp Health Care Manager to ensure all special needs are being properly addressed.
Emergency Medications at camp
Campers with special needs (inhalers, epi-pins, etc.). Cabin Leaders will carry medication, in a fanny pack/backpack, on them at all times. Campers will carry medication(inhalers epi-pins, etc) with them while transitioning between activities when Cabin Leader is not available. For off-site trips, the nurse/health care manager is responsible for ensuring that needed medications accompany the staff of any campers, staff or volunteers that need them while off-site.
For more information, contact the site your camper will be attending directly. A health screening will be done the day of check-in.
If the camping office needs to cancel a camp due to health/wellness or other reasons, you will be notified and receive a full refund.
If a camper needs to cancel, we will provide a full refund in the event of illness, exposure or an emergency. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to request a refund. A refund will be issued only if requested. All camper cancellations must be received in writing at [email protected]. Please call the camping office at (800) 765-1651 (toll free) with any questions.
If a camper needs to cancel for any other reason, we will provide a full refund minus the $100 deposit. If a camper is a no-call or no-show, no refund will be issued.