Medical Care Requirements
Michigan State Law requires that all campers provide the camp with their health history and parent/guardian signed release statements for any health care. Campers will not be accepted on Opening Day without a health form. Michigan law also requires that all medication (prescription & non-prescription) be stored in the camp’s Health Facilities and dispensed there. Health history forms and other medical requirements are sent with final instructions after campers are enrolled and are due 30 days prior to arrival.
The Health Lodge provides first-aid care for campers and deals with any emergencies which may occur. A camp nurse and other certified personnel are available 24 hours a day to assist campers with medical needs. Ambulance and hospital care are available 15 minutes from the camp. Transportation is provided by qualified health personnel.
Special Needs or Health Concerns
Arrangements for enrolling children with significant physical limitations, medical concerns, or cognitive or behavioral disabilities must be made prior to submitting the camp application. Examples include but are not limited to diabetes, life-threatening allergies, injectable medications, mobility concerns, and autism spectrum disorders. Campers should be able to manage their personal care and live cooperatively in a cabin setting. Call for further information prior to enrolling, and submit detailed information with application.
While Blue Lake accommodates a wide variety of food allergies and dietary restrictions, there is not a separate gluten-, dairy-, or peanut-free menu. If your child is not able to consume menu items due to a significant health restriction such as a life-threatening allergy or a serious gastrointestinal disease, you may supplement our menu with personal food or beverage. However, some limitations apply. Call for further details and menu information prior to enrolling.