Updated FAQS June 2021
Registration opens January 13th.
Health & Safety
For this reason, the Board recently voted the following policy concerning vaccinations:
Vaccination Policy – 2020
Guide to Preventing Tickbourne Illness At Camp
What is your official allergy policy and procedure at PDC?
Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Campers in the younger groups (Hearth, Plymouth, Pilgrim, and Block) will have counselors apply sunscreen directly to each camper after swim.
Campers in the older groups, staff will tell all campers to apply sunscreen after each swim. Counselors will supervise with applying sunscreen and assist when asked. If you would like sunscreen to be applied more often or you would like a counselor to apply it for your child, please speak directly to your child’s unit leader.
We suggest lotions instead of sprays. Lotions are more effective to prevent sunburns. Sprays can often get into children’s eyes!
Please label sunscreen and bug spray.
Do you have information on Meningitis?
What if my child has an allergy, medical condition or emergency?
Any health issue that requires special attention is discussed with your child’s Unit Leader but it is also very important for the parent/guardian to communicate with the Unit Leader throughout camp with regard to special treat days and food prep and activities. We are a nut-safe camp in that Pilgrim Day Camp does not provide any food or ingredients with nuts or made in a facility. However, campers are allowed to bring their own food such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and may bring their own birthday treat to share. If your child has a food allergy or intolerance, we suggest the parent/guardian bring their own child’s alternative treats, labeled with their name and group, and can be kept in the nurse’s office for these occasions.
A PDC nurse will be available at the health office on a specified afternoon/evening the week preceding opening day for parents/guardians to discuss these conditions and bring any necessary medications and related paperwork. It is strongly recommended you come at this time, as Open House day tends to be very busy with many parents waiting to speak with the nurse.
You can now upload your immunization form directly to your child’s registration page.. Once logged into your account, click the “view registration” tab from there you will be able to upload your child’s immunization records.
We do NOT accept mailed in health forms.
If you do not have access to a scanner, please download the Genius Scan App on your smart phone to upload these forms. Please give us a call with any questions about the process.
Immunization Records and Health History Forms must be submitted before any child can start camp per Massachusetts State Law.
If your child has any one of the following conditions and requires an EpiPen, Benadryl, inhaler, or other medical treatment, please complete the appropriate management plan below and submit along with the child’s medical form.These downloadable print outs can also be found on your campers registration site. If you have any questions please contact our nurse, here.
Asthma Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan – required for all campers bringing an inhaler to camp
Allergy Action Plan
Allergy Action Plan – required for all campers bringing an Epi-Pen to camp
Authorization for Medication
parent authorization for medication administration
How do I ensure security at drop off?
This is located here under Forms > Household Information tab on your child’s registration (at the bottom of the page under emergency contacts). This must be completed in full, signed and dated, by parent(s) or guardian(s). The staff will make every effort to meet the parents so that the line of communication is kept open and we can be sure your child is safe every day. If there are any chances in contact or pick up information please call the office to make sure we know who is allowed to pick up your child.