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
Allergy / Antihistamines / Sinus / Cold and Cough
Benadryl (liquid, tablets, topical)
Chloraseptic Throat Spray
Claritin (liquid, children’s, and tablets)
Pepcid (H2 blocker)
Robitussin / Robitussin DM
Saline Nasal Spray
Sore Throat Lozenges
Allergy Eye 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)