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In accordance with Iowa state law, Camp Hertko Hollow will not be requiring the COVID vaccine for camp programs this year. While the COVID vaccine is not required, it is still highly recommended for staff and campers prior to attending camp. More information regarding testing requirements prior to arrival at camp will be released at a later date.
In accordance with Iowa Immunization Requirements, Camp Hertko Hollow requires every camper to have an up-to-date immunization record on file at the time of check-in. These records are required to ensure that all Camp Hertko Hollow participants are properly protected. Medical exemptions must be submitted for review two weeks prior to check-in.
|Summer Camp Programs||Dates||Ages||Deposit||Fee|
|Mini Camp 1||June 25 - June 28, 2023||5-7 Year Olds||$50||$325|
|Mini Camp 2||June 28 - July 1, 2023||5-7 Year Olds||$50||$325|
|Kids Week||June 25 - July 1, 2023||8-12 Year Olds||$50||$650|
|Teen Week||July 2 - July 8, 2023||13-17 Year Olds||$50||$650|
|Leader in Training||July 2 - July 8, 2023||16 year olds||$50||$650|
|Counselor in Training||June 25 - July 1, 2023||17 Year Olds||$50||$650|
|Total cost per camper: fee+deposit|
|Special Programs||Dates||Ages||Deposit||Total Fee|
|Spring Family Weekend||April 21 - 23, 2023||For families recently diagnosed with diabetes, never been to camp before or any of our previous camp families!||$20 per person||$100 per family member|
|Fall Family Weekend||October 27-29, 2023||All camp families welcome! Come celebrate Halloween at camp and learn more about navigating holidays with diabetes.||$20 per person||$100 per family member.|
To ensure camper safety, all insulin, medications, food, and treatments will be given only as directed by Camp Hertko Hollow and Y Camp staff. Campers found to be self-administering insulin, medications, food, and treatments may be sent home.
Please read through the Camper Medical Conduct Agreement below with your camper.
• I will only take insulin, medications, food and/or treatments as directed by the Camp Hertko Hollow staff. This includes only giving a bolus with an insulin pump when directed by staff.
• If I take insulin, medications, food or treatments without Camp Hertko Hollow staff direction/approval I will meet with the Camp Hertko Hollow Directors and may be sent home.
• I consent that while my camper is at camp the team of medical directors is responsible for the adjustments in insulin carb ratios and basal patterns.
• All medications (including any over the counter medicines or medications of a “take as needed” nature) must be turned into the Camp Hertko Hollow Pharmacy Director during check-in.
• Medications are only distributed during mealtimes and bedtimes. All medications must come in their original bottles or packages. Prescription medications must contain original prescription information.
• We encourage families to include only enough medications for the week. Herbal supplements should be left home if possible.
The Camp Hertko Hollow medical staff understand the benefits of the continuous glucose monitor.
Our campers are encouraged to wear theirs while at Camp Hertko Hollow, but the following rules must be followed:
1. CGM supplies will need to be brought to camp by the camper. Camp Hertko Hollow will not be responsible for sensors, transmitters, or chargers. We will have tape and skin tac available if needed.
2. The CGM will be calibrated twice a day at breakfast and dinner with a blood glucose check to ensure proper accuracy. This is mandatory to be able to wear the CGM while at Camp Hertko Hollow.
3. Sensor changes. For the experienced campers, changing sensors is the responsibility of the camper using the device. For less experienced campers and for campers new to diabetes, the camper can receive assistance in changing the sensor at the time of pump set changes.
4. Campers are allowed to have cell phones at camp as a medical device. We ask that campers have their phones set to airplane mode for the entire week of camp. They are not allowed to use the device for calls, messaging, or social media. If a camper is found to be using their cell phone inappropriately Camp Hertko Hollow reserves the right to with hold the cellular device until the end of the camp session or they will be sent home.
5. If you do not feel your child will be able to complete these tasks independently, it is recommended that your child’s sensor remain at home during camp.
DEXCOM USERS ONLY
For campers utilizing a Dexcom while at camp, parents will be required to provide login information to ensure accurate information to our medical team through CampViews software (electronic medical record). For campers utilizing a Dexcom, the “sharing” option must be turned off throughout the duration of camp. Failure to comply will terminate the camper’s ability to use a Dexcom device while at camp.