As part of your child's attendance at a summer residential camp, there are some important medical forms that you are required to submit at check-in. Please download these forms below and complete accordingly.
Note: Due to strict department of health regulations, we cannot permit any child on camp until these completed documents are submitted to the Camp Health Director.
FORM 1: PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION FORM
If your child will be taking medication while at camp, it is state law to secure your consent for medication distribution and for the use of medical devices. In addition to your consent, the prescribing physician must provide sign off on all medications, including over-the-counter medications, to be used at camp. Campers are NOT ALLOWED to hold onto medication while at camp. ALL medications must be submitted with this accompanying document to the Health Director of the camp for proper storage and administration. Prescription medications must be in their original containers bearing the pharmacy label and have specific instructions for use (Child’s name, dosage, # pills inside, prescribing practitioner, pharmacy name & address, filler's initials, serial #).
Important: Due to Department of Health Regulations, “as needed” medication must include a dosage and frequency and will only be given “as needed” with parental approval which will be obtained via a phone call. If the parent does not provide approval, the camper will not be permitted to take the medication.
Note: If your child won’t be taking medication, you are still required to complete and sign page 1 of this form.
FORM 2: HEALTH SCREENING CHECK-IN FORM
At check-in, parents are required to submit a Health Screening Form which can be downloaded below. As the health history or medication needs of a camper may have changed from when the online registration form was completed, we do a follow up check to see if there are any new health concerns, injuries or illnesses that we should be aware of.
FORM 3: IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
(Mercy College registrations: See location specific info below)
Parents are required to submit a record of your child’s current immunization history, for your convenience three options exist:
- Online: Parents can log into their registration account, select "Participants and Immunization Forms" and complete the immunization form online. This method is the most convenient and removes the need to submit a hard copy of the immunization record at camp check-in. Additionally, for campers that are attending multiple camp weeks one form is valid for the whole summer, if submitting offline a hard copy is required at each camp check-in.
- Offline at Check-in (Red Bulls' Form): Parents can download and complete a copy of the standard Red Bulls immunization template. DOWNLOAD FORM HERE
- Offline at Check-in (Doctor's Form): If you prefer, a copy of your child’s doctor issued immunization record is also acceptable.
FORM 4 (NJ ONLY): ON-CAMP COVID-19 TEST
New Jersey Department of Health requires that each camper be tested for COVID-19 while on camp. The following exclusions to the required test apply only if:
- You have provided proof of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of arrival at camp
- You have provided proof of a laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 test in the previous 3 months.
The week of camp test will be administered by a professional medical vendor and one that we have worked with over the past year during the pandemic. The company we have partnered with is BioReference and they will a conduct a PCR test. We have negotiated the cost of the test to be much lower than initially estimated. The cost of the test is $75. There are a few steps you will need to complete prior to arriving to camp.
- Complete your payment online by clicking the following link: COVID-19 Test Payment
- Bring a printed copy of “Registration Confirmation” that shows the host location name to be “BioReference COVID Test Payment”. (you can also show the payment confirmation on your phone upon arrival)
- Complete the attached BioReference Waiver and bring with you to check-in.
MERCY COLLEGE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:
To be eligible to attend the Red Bulls - Mercy College residential summer camp this year, you will need to provide documentation noting one of the following circumstances related to your child’s immunization.
- Immunization Record signed by medical professional or immunization receipt from an immunization clinic
- Religious Exemption / Declination (must be signed affidavit by religious leader on official letterhead)
- Medical Exemption (must be medical statement signed by medical professional)
- Medical Documentation of having had the disease or blood test indicating immunity
This documentation will need to be provided at Sunday check-in to camp for your child to attend.
HEALTH EXAMINATION FORM (SUNY MARITIME CAMP ONLY - NYC HEALTH REQUIREMENT)
Every child attending a NYC overnight camp is required to submit a Health Examination Form completed by a licensed physician within one year of the camp start date. Such record shall include a signed statement containing a summary of the results of the examination, the past medical history and, if a disease or abnormal condition is found, recommendations for exclusion or treatment of the child, or modification of his activities. If there is a bona fide religious objection to physical examination, there shall be submitted a written statement signed by parents or legal guardian to the effect that such child is in good health and that they assume the health responsibility for the child while in camp with the understanding they will be notified immediately if anything unforeseen occurs. The following Health Examination Form is provided as a template, campers can submit this version or an equivalent form which contains the same information. Campers submitting this form are NOT required to submit a separate immunization form, providing that immunization details are included on the Health Exam Form.
Additionally, for NY camps please take some time to read the attached informational pamphlet provided by the NY State Department of health (NY Overnight camps have a permit to operate from the New York State Department of Health)