Four Forms Needed by All
Please read the above letter from the camp director, Christopher Day, welcoming you, providing you with an overview of camp, and explaining expectations and requirements.
All students need to have a completed Camp Registration form. It is very important that this form be filled out completely. Please note:
***The section about over the counter medications requires a response of yes or no to each medication listed. We cannot assume that blank boxes give or deny permission.
***Due to the distance we will be traveling, the insurance section must be completed thoroughly. If you do not have insurance, please note that in this section.
Above you will find the suggested packing list. It is very well thought out and students who follow the list are always well prepared. Due to the unpredictable nature of weather, and the importance of keeping our feet warm and dry, we suggest packing extra socks and an extra pair of shoes.
***Shoes should not be brand new for camp. Students will be walking several miles daily and shoes that are ill fitting or not well broken in can lead to blisters. Shoes should not have smooth bottoms. They do not need to be hiking boots, but should have textured bottoms that will provide traction in uneven terrain. Shoes must have sturdy laces that can be tied at all times. Slip on shoes are not secure enough for the hikes.
***If you would like your child to receive mail at camp, please send your letter(s) by Saturday, November 1st. As the last day we will receive mail at camp is Thursday, we cannot guarantee delivery of letters mailed after Saturday. Any undelivered mail will be forwarded to the school after our return.
*** Please pack two bags per child, each of must will be placed inside a large plastic trash bag. One bag should have clothing and personal items, the other should have sleeping bag, pillows, or bedding. Put your child's name on the outside using masking tape and a Sharpie. You may wish to mark your child's bags in a unique way to make them easier to locate using colored yarn, ribbon or duct tape.
Please complete and return the IUSD Field Trip Permission Form above. You will find there is some duplication of information between the IUSD Field Trip form and the Camp Registration Form. One is for the district, the other is for the camp, and they will be housed in different locations. It is extremely important that this form be filled out completely as well.
One Form Needed by Some
The form above is needed by students bringing prescription medications, and in some cases over the counter medications, to camp with us. ALL prescription medications must be accompanied by a form signed by both parent and physician. Medications should be in original prescription bottles, placed in Zziploc bag with the signed form, and clearly labeled with the student name. If a student will be bringing multiple medications, they may all be placed in one bag. Parents should deliver the bag to the front office by Friday, November 1st to provide enough time for the nurse to review the items and forms for compliance with medication regulations.
Notes From the Nurse
Sixth Grade Camper Parents:
My name is Krista Elliott and I am the Registered Nurse for Brywood Elementary. To ensure that the medications you send with your student to Outdoor Ed camp is administered to your child, you must follow the specific guidelines as outlined on the “Instructions for Completing Medication Authorization Form” included in your packet. The following are important reminders when completing the authorization form.
Important Information to Remember Regarding Medications and Camp
1. Please remember to follow all the instructions for sending medications to camp precisely.
2. Please send all medications in a large zip lock bag. Bring it to the health office no later than October 31st.
3. All medications MUST BE PRESCRIBED BY A LICENSED CALIFORNIA PHYSICIAN.
4. Please note that all NON PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS must ALSO be prescribed by a physician in order to be given at camp. The only exception will be the non-prescription medications which are available at Thousand Pines. Please see “Medically Related Authorizations forms”
5. Please check to make sure that the medication is Not expired prior to sending to school. Expired medications will not be given.
6. Please remember that all Medications that go to camp MUST COME FROM YOUR HOME SUPPLY. The student’s medications that are at school will not be used for camp. They will remain at Brywood.
7. All medications must be in original pharmacy container with the correct and appropriate dosage for the student’s size and age.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Krista Elliott, RN BN
IUSD School Nurse
Brywood Elementary (949)-936-5511