A health form can be found at this link (Health form), and it is essential to have this filled out by your physician prior to camp. You can either send your physical form to camp, or present it to the health center staff when you arrive, along with any medications.
It is a requirement of the State Board of Health & the American Camping Association that you have a complete physical within the 24 months prior to the start of camp. If you have already had a physical within this time frame, you need only have your doctor complete and sign the form.
All medications are stored in the health center at camp and are distributed by the nurses on staff. If you take prescription medications, please make sure that (1) you bring enough for the summer and (2) it is noted in your health information signed by your physician.
The health center will have non-prescription medicines such as mild painkillers and cough syrup. Any non-prescription medications that you bring with you (yes, even vitamins!) will be collected by the nurse and returned to you at the end of camp. You will not be able to keep any medication in your cabin with the exception of a ventolin inhaler.
IMPORTANT CAMP POLICIES
Smoking: We do not permit smoking in any part of camp. If you are a smoker, you must be prepared not to smoke for the summer, except on your out-of-camp time off. Cigarettes and lighters are forbidden on the camp property, and you should never return to camp smelling of cigarette smoke.
Alcohol/Drugs: Alcohol is forbidden on camp property at all times. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol in the state of Massachusetts. It is also illegal for anyone to purchase alcohol for someone who is underage. Crossroads for Kids upholds this state law and violation may be cause for dismissal. Crossroads for Kids has a zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs, and anyone found possessing or using illegal substances will be dismissed immediately.
Pets: Your pets will be much happier and better cared for if you leave them at home during the summer. Pets are not allowed at camp.
You will have the equivalent of one day off each week. These are made up of three pre-assigned days in between sessions where the whole staff will be off, and other days to be set upon arrival at camp. If you do not have your own car, we will assist you whenever possible in getting to the nearest public transportation for days off. Other time off will include two hours each day as assigned. This is a great time to go for a run, check your e-mail, or take an extra shower!
In the evenings, one cabin counselor is always on duty (must stay in the cabin with the children all evening and through the night), while your co-counselor has time off once the campers are in bed and after being signed out by supervisors. There is a staff lounge with a TV/DVD where staff can unwind during free time, and occasional trips and events off site will also be arranged.