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Your In-Depth Guide to Medication at Overnight Youth Camp

by Pine CovePosted May 8, 2018


Pine Cove is dedicated to being a Christ-Centered, Others-Focused and Seriously Fun ministry. We are also serious about camper safety. For over 50 years, our campers’ health and safety has been our top priority while they are here on our property. So we can continue to maintain the highest quality nursing care and camper safety, please keep the following in mind when preparing for your child’s time at Pine Cove.

  • Medication is administered beginning Sunday night at bedtime
    • Pine Cove begins administering medication at bedtime on Sunday night. If your camper needs medication at dinnertime on Sunday, please give it to them before dropping them off at camp that afternoon.
  • Consider leaving non-prescription and over-the-counter medications at home
    • We highly encourage our camper families to leave all non-prescription medications (vitamins, essential oils, nutritional supplements, etc.) at home for the week.
    • The exception is over-the-counter allergy medications campers take on a regular basis such as Flonase, Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, etc. Continue to turn these in to the nurse.
    • Pine Cove stocks many over-the-counter medications that we can administer to campers. See a a full list of medication Pine Cove keeps on hand below.
  • All prescription medications must be in their original containers
    • Loose pills, multiple medications in one container, or medications in pill sorters will not be accepted. This is a state regulation and we cannot make any exceptions to it.
  • Medication must be prescribed to the camper with up-to-date instructions
    • Medication must be prescribed to the camper only and not other family members. If dispensing instructions have changed, please ensure the label is updated by the pharmacy.
  • Medication must not be expired
    • Please check the medication expiration date. Expired medication will not be administered per state law.
  • All medications must be kept at the health centers
    • Exceptions are made for rescue inhalers, diabetic supplies, and epi-pens.
  • Sending over-the-counter medication is not necessary
  • Parents will pick up their camper’s medications from the nurse and health assistants on Saturday at closing celebration! There will be a table set up for parents to pick them up with their ID.


Full list of medications Pine Cove keeps on hand:

Allergy / Antihistamines / Sinus / Cold and Cough

  • Afrin
  • Benadryl (liquid, tablets, topical)
  • Chloraseptic Throat Spray
  • Claritin (liquid, children’s, and tablets)
  • Cough Drops
  • Pepcid (H2 blocker)
  • Phenylephrine Tabs
  • Robitussin / Robitussin DM
  • Saline Nasal Spray
  • Sore Throat Lozenges

Eye Drops

  • Allergy Eye Drops
  • Artificial Tears
  • Eye Wash

Ear Drops

  • Swimmer’s Ear Drops
  • Cerumen or Ear Wax Build Up Drops

Pain Reliever / Fever Reducer / Analgesics

  • Ibuprofen (liquid, jr chewable tablets, 200 mg tabs)
  • Midol (Ibuprofen and Tylenol)
  • Tylenol (liquid, jr. chewable tablets, 325mg and extra-strength 500mg tabs)

Stomach Relief

  • Anti-Nausea Liquid
  • Bonine (Meclizine)
  • Colace (stool softener)
  • Dramamine
  • Dulcolax
  • Immodium (liquid and tablets)
  • Maalox
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Miralax
  • Mylanta
  • Pepcid
  • Pepto (children’s and adult tablets)
  • Tums
  • Zantac


  • Aloe Gel
  • Anti-Fungal Cream and Spray
  • Benadryl Anti-Itch
  • Burn Gel
  • Caladryl
  • Carmex
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Medicaine Sting Swabs
  • Neosporin
  • Oragel
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Solarcaine
  • Vaseline


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