Each summer, Beacon stocks a variety of medication in our camp infirmary to take care of campers while they participant in our programs. These medications are available to all campers, and unless indicated on a camper medical form, our camp medical staff will administer the required medication to treat campers effectively and safely.
The common medications below are fully stocked at our camp, and you do not need to send them to camp with your child (we carry other medication as well, but they are not commonly brought to camp). Sending unnecessary, non-prescription medication to camp can prevent medical staff from administering required prescription medication to campers, and we ask that you kindly refrain from sending medication that we stock, as it slows down our medical staff as they meet the needs of campers. We hope that you can support us in reducing the administrative burden on our medical team.
- Aerius (for congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes)
- Advil (Ibuprofen) (for headaches and minor muscle, joint or bone pain)
- Calamine Lotion (for itching from bug bits, minor skin irritation)
- Benadryl (for hay fever and allergic reactions - stocked for children and adults)
- Gravol (for nausea, vomiting, travel sickness - stocked with capsules and chewable tablets)
- Diovol Plus (heartburn)
- Tylenol (for headache, toothache, fever, earache - stocked with liquid and capsules for adults and children)
- Dimetapp (for congestion due to cold)
- Tums (for relief of acid indigestion and heartburn)
- Polysporin Ointment (for local infection of minor cuts and abrasions)
- Reactine (for the treatment of allergy symptoms)
If you have any questions about this, please contact the camp office to discuss with us.