Health Guidelines

Compliance with Dept. of Health Guidelines

For more information regarding the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Guidelines and Regulations for Summer Camps, visit the following web site: https://www.mass.gov/lists/recreational-camps-for-children-community-sanitation. On the Health and Human Services Page, the information on “Stay Healthy This Summer” is displayed. Additionally, place the word “Camp” in the search box and click on “Recreational Camp Information for Parents” for information about “Recreational Camps in Massachusetts” and a link to “Meningococcal Disease and Camp Attendees: Commonly Asked Questions

Minuteman High School to strictly enforces all provisions of M.G.L. c. 71, § therein prohibiting the use of tobacco products of any kind. The use of alcohol and drugs is not permitted on campus.

“This camp must comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and be licensed by the Lexington Board of Health. Information on these regulations can be obtained at (617) 983-6761” or https://www.mass.gov/lists/recreational-camps-for-children-community-sanitation

Medical Procedures

Emergency care procedures are performed by the Summer’s Edge medical personnel (two EMTs). The camp physician establishes the medical protocol for the care of mildly ill campers as well as serious emergencies. Each camper must have a physical form signed by a physician, with current immunization records, by May 1. Camper prescriptions must be given to a camp staff member in the original labeled container. A parent/guardian written note requesting that camp medical personnel administer the medication during the camp day must accompany the medication. We will contact you to confer about your camper if he or she becomes ill at camp and requires additional care.

Sunscreen & Insect Repellant

The camp property contains open fields without tree cover and is also surrounded by multiple acres of wooded area. We encourage you to apply sunscreen to your camper in the morning. A few minutes after the skin absorbs the sunscreen, we strongly recommend that you spray your camper with an insect repellant that includes protection from mosquitoes and ticks.

Please send sunscreen and/or insect repellant of your choice, and your camper’s counselor will store it in their lockers (to avoid accidental eye irritations). We also have sunscreen and insect repellant at camp headquarters. We will assist our youngest campers with the re-application of sunscreen to exposed skin including but not limited to the face, top of ears, bare shoulders, arms, and legs. School-aged children will be reminded and may apply sunscreen to themselves with supervision. We will also teach the campers how to conduct tick checks after we have been exploring in the wooded areas (e.g., nature period).