Camp Policies

It is our goal that your child will have a memorable and fun-filled, safe week at camp. Please review our camp policies before arrival.

Medications

  • ALL prescription medications must be in the original container with the name of the child, name of the drug, prescribed dosage, and name of the prescribing doctor on the label.
  • All medications must be given to the Health Director with a completed Form E signed by a physician and parent/guardian for both prescribed medications and over the counter medications when the camper arrives at camp.
  • ALL medications (including teen leaders) must go home on weekends.

Phone Calls/Visitors

  • Campers will only be allowed to make or receive phone calls at the discretion of the Camp Director.
  • Of course, in an emergency, parents may call the camp at 860-974-1122.
  • Campers are not allowed to have visitors during the camp season.

Sign Out

  • At the close of all sessions, the person picking up each camper will be asked to sign a camper sign-out form.
  • Prior permission must be obtained from the Camp Director if someone other than a parent will be picking up the camper.
  • Be sure to pick up medications and check the “Lost & Found” before leaving.
  • ALL medications (including teen leaders) must go home on weekends.

Health & Safety

  • The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp is licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Health and fully accredited by the American Camp Association.
  • 24-Hour Medical Staff.
  • Parents are notified promptly of a child’s illness or injury.
  • Parents must pay for medical services needed by their camper.
  • Emergencies are handled by Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street, Putnam, CT 06260.

Health Certificate – State Law

  • Each camper must have a physical examination within two years of the camp session. A copy of that physical must be forwarded to camp each year.
  • A copy of a school health form and immunization history with an attending physician’s signature is also acceptable.
  • Form E is required for prescribed medications and must be signed by a physician and parent/guardian.

Bunking Policy

At Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp we believe your child will have the best camping experience bunking with 7 new friends. For this reason, we strongly prefer them to bunk with new friends. However, if you feel it necessary for him or her to bunk with a friend of the same age, please list only one friend’s name and age. Both friends must request each other. Priority given to those who request early.

 

Homesick Policy

Many campers experience homesickness in some way. It is healthy to feel a certain degree of homesickness, because it means that your child is attached to you – this is a very good thing! But we also want our campers to have fun and enjoy the full camp experience. We will call if your child is ill or if your child is too homesick to participate. If you need to know how your child is doing please contact the Camp Director. It is at the discretion of the Camp Director to allow campers to call home. We encourage you and your camper to mail letters back and forth.