2018 Pre-Camp Checklist
June 24th will be here before we know it! It’s always smart to handle the pre-camp to do’s now to get ahead of the crunch of spring sports playoffs, school graduations, pool parties, etc. Below is a checklist we have prepared to hopefully help our families stay on track and be ready for opening day at O-AT-KA!
☐ Schedule your son’s physical exam to ensure you’ll have time to secure any forms or prescriptions in time for camp
☐ Make any travel reservations if needed.
☐ Check your son’s trunk for camp gear needs
☐ Talk with your son about his goals for the summer and communication expectations while he is at camp
☐ Sign your son/family up to be Camp Ambassadors! This is an exciting new outreach program to empower current campers to help recruit new campers and raise awareness about camp within our communities. This is a wonderful leadership opportunity that includes other perks. For more information, please contact Annie at email@example.com.
☐ Begin filling out all necessary forms in our camp software Campminder (please see instructions below).
☐ Register for CampMeds if needed (please see instructions below).
☐ Begin packing camp gear
☐ Confirm transportation to/from Camp
☐ May 15 – all forms, camp meds registration and final tuition payments are due!
☐ Final packing items packed and ship trunk if necessary
☐ June 23 – All international campers are picked up at Boston Logan Airport
☐ June 24 – OPENING DAY!
O-AT-KA uses the CampMeds pre-packaged medication program. Every camper who will be taking medication while at camp, with the exception of short-term antibiotics, dissolving tablets (e.g. Reditabs), or injectable medications must register with CampMeds at www.campmeds.com or by calling (954) 577-0025. CampMeds will send pre-packaged doses of your son’s medication directly to the camp infirmary for administration. Families will pay a $40 processing fee for the program if registered by May 15. An additional $25 charge will be incurred for families who register after May 15. Families arriving on-site with a camper requiring daily or long-term medication and who have not pre-registered with CampMeds will be charged a $65 packaging fee. The only exception will be families whose insurance is not accepted by CampMeds or those for whom CampMeds was unable to provide a particular product. Any camper needing daily vitamins or over the counter (OTC) medications will incur a fee of $40 if not packaged through CampMeds.
For access to all necessary forms, please follow these instructions:
- Go to the camp website: www.campoatka.org
- Go to About, click on the Resources tab to log in to your account. Enter your email address and click to retrieve your password. CampMinder will reply immediately with a temporary password. Use that password to log in. You can then change your password in “login details.”
- If the system does not recognize your email address, either we have an outdated or incorrect one in our records. If this occurs, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your preferred address, and we will update your records. We can’t promise we will beat the automated system, but we will do our best!
- Once you are logged in, you will see the Parent Dashboard, which will guide you through the rest of the process.
As always, please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions. You can call the office at (207) 787-3401, or you can e-mail us at email@example.com. Good luck with the remainder of the school year, and we look forward to seeing you all this summer!