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Summer Camp

Health and Safety

 To view and complete all health forms. please click on  "Camp Login" to  access your camp account.  Once there click on "Forms and Documents"

General Health and Safety
  • We have a Registered Nurse on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • All health forms must be completed and submitted no later than June 1st in order for your child to attend camp. All campers must have a completed emergency contact form at the camp so that we may know whom to call should the camper become ill. It is critical that these forms be kept up to date.
  • All campers must have a health history form completed on an annual basis by their parent/guardian. This is necessary as a camper’s health status may change. 
  • All campers must carry accident insurance to cover injuries that might occur at camp. The camp does not provide such coverage. In the event that a family does not have medical insurance, all costs will be directly billed to the family.
  • A signed immunization certificate from a physician must include the month, day and year of immunization.
  • No medication (prescription or over-the-counter) may be administered at camp without an original physician’s prescription and signed parental consent. Any medication must be delivered by a parent/guardian in a sealed, original pharmacy container, in a sealed bag with the camper’s name, group and weeks clearly marked on the outside.
In the case of a mildly ill child:
  • Should a camper fall ill at any point during the day, the child’s counselor will escort him/her to the health office to be examined by the camp nurse.
  • The camper will be made comfortable by ensuring all of his/her needs are met (food, water, rest, comfort, reassurance).
  • No prescription or over-the-counter medications, other than stated in standing orders, will be dispensed without a physician’s order and a written parental consent.
  • If the child has a fever greater than >=101 or the camp nurse deems the child is too sick to participate in camp activities for the remainder of the day the parent/guardian will be notified immediately.
  • It is the policy of the camp that children may not attend the program while ill. Parents are responsible for picking up the child from camp as soon as possible.
  • If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, persons identified as emergency contacts on the camper’s health record will be notified.
  • In the event that a parent cannot arrange for the child to be picked up from camp in a timely manner, the child will stay with the camp nurse until pick-up occurs.

Come to Camp Prepared!


We run an active summer camp where children will be outside. While we take sensible precautions on extremely hot days, children will inevitably be exposed to sunshine. Please make sure that you apply sunscreen to your child every morning before camp, and send an extra bottle for application after his/her swim lesson and during lunch. Please clearly label sunscreen or bug spray along with your child’s name and group and place it in his/her backpack. Our trained staff will help your child put on lotion, if they are not able to do so themselves, but they are not solely responsible for sunscreen application.


At our camp, we have a balance of outdoor and indoor activities. Campers can enjoy being active outdoors, but then cool off in the shade of the trees, in the pools, or in the air-conditioned classroom building. There are water fountains located throughout the building. Campers are also encouraged to bring refillable water bottles to camp.

Dedham Country Day Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Dedham Board of Health.

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