Medication Packaging Policy for Rx and OTC medications/supplements

In our updated policy we now require your camper’s medication to be pre-packaged by a pharmacy, or by you, before he or she arrives at Camp.  This new policy will streamline our process and minimize potential medication errors.  Your camper will also spend less time waiting in line and our nurses will have more time to devote to your camper’s other healthcare needs.  Your cooperation with this new policy is respectfully requested.

All medication and supplements in pill form must be pre-packaged in order to be distributed to a camper while at camp.  Pills must be packaged separately by day and delivery time (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime), in a closed packaging system, and out of their original bottles

All liquid, powder, or “as needed” medications or supplements must be sent in their original packaging with clearly outlined instructions on when and how to dispense.

These are the only acceptable packaging systems for all Camp Krem events. Please make sure to send all original bottles with an extra dose for prescriptions, supplements, and over the counter medications with your camper for identification purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 831-338-3210 or email healthcenter@campingunlimited.org.

We will accept several forms of packaging (listed below).

  1. Multi-Dose Strip Packaging (preferred method)

Multi-Dose Strip packaging consists of individually sealed compartments which contain all medications in pill form that are to be taken at a particular med pass time.  For your convenience, here are a few pharmacies

which do this service:

Golden Gate Pharmacy Services- San Rafael

http://www.ggprx.com/index.html

415-455-9042

Wellspring- Oakland

http://www.wellspringrx.com/

510-428-1559

(Wellspring will also repackage medications already

dispensed into bottles from another pharmacy, for a fee)

Vibrant Care Pharmacy- Oakland

http://vibrantcarepharmacy.com/ in Oakland

510-638-9851

2. Parent Filled Pillbox/Organizer or Pill Baggies

There are many different styles of organizers.  Please ensure each day and dosing period is clearly marked, and corresponds with the dates your camper will be at camp.

 

3. Multi-Dose Blister Packs

Each blister pocket contains all the medication, in pill form, that is to be taken at a particular med pass time.  These can often be ordered online.

3. Multi-Dose Blister Packs

Each blister pocket contains all the medication, in pill form, that is to be taken at a particular med pass time.  These can often be ordered online.

We will NOT accept Unit-Dose blister packs in which each individual medication has its own blister pack.

Please send only the number of doses needed plus medication needed for one extra day.

Medication at camp will be dispensed at mealtimes and bedtime. Medications can be dispensed at other times only if medically necessary and only if specific times are written on the enrollment medical form. You are responsible to check that your camper’s prescriptions on the Camp Krem Medical Form and online application form (CampSite Parent Dashboard) are written exactly how and when the medication is to be given. (For example, if the med is to be taken only as needed, the prescription must be written that way.)

If your camper arrives without medication pre-packaged, you will either be given blister packs and asked to pre-package your camper’s medication yourself, or be charged a $200 service fee to offset the considerable time and care we require to ensure correct timing and dosages. 

Birth Control pills and “as-needed” (PRN) pills are an exception and can be sent in the original packaging.  Liquids, creams, inhalers, powders and injectable medicines are to be delivered to Camp Krem in their original packaging, with clear dispensing instructions included. 

Camp Krem stocks most over the counter items such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), antihistamine (Benadryl), antacids (Tums), antibiotic ointments, hydrocortisone anti-itch creams (Cortaid), Band-Aids, etc. so there is no need to send these medications if they are taken on an as-needed (PRN) basis.

Please feel free to email our Health Center Staff at heathcenter@campingunlimited.org or call us at 831-338-3210 with any questions.

Thank you for your support in making your camper’s stay at Camp Krem as safe as possible and in a more efficient manner.

2. Parent Filled Pillbox/Organizer or Pill Baggies

There are many different styles of organizers.  Please ensure each day and dosing period is clearly marked, and corresponds with the dates your camper will be at camp.

 

Please send only the number of doses needed plus medication needed for one extra day.

Medication at camp will be dispensed at mealtimes and bedtime. Medications can be dispensed at other times only if medically necessary and only if specific times are written on the enrollment medical form. You are responsible to check that your camper’s prescriptions on the Camp Krem Medical Form and online application form (CampSite Parent Dashboard) are written exactly how and when the medication is to be given. (For example, if the med is to be taken only as needed, the prescription must be written that way.)

If your camper arrives without medication pre-packaged, you will either be given blister packs and asked to pre-package your camper’s medication yourself, or be charged a $200 service fee to offset the considerable time and care we require to ensure correct timing and dosages. 

Birth Control pills and “as-needed” (PRN) pills are an exception and can be sent in the original packaging.  Liquids, creams, inhalers, powders and injectable medicines are to be delivered to Camp Krem in their original packaging, with clear dispensing instructions included. 

Camp Krem stocks most over the counter items such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), antihistamine (Benadryl), antacids (Tums), antibiotic ointments, hydrocortisone anti-itch creams (Cortaid), Band-Aids, etc. so there is no need to send these medications if they are taken on an as-needed (PRN) basis.

Please feel free to email our Health Center Staff at heathcenter@campingunlimited.org or call us at 831-338-3210 with any questions.

Thank you for your support in making your camper’s stay at Camp Krem as safe as possible and in a more efficient manner.