Do all campers need to fill out a Medical Release form?
A Medical Release form must be submitted for all campers if any of the following conditions apply:
- The camper has a current medical, emotional, behavioral, or physical condition.
- The camper has severe food or environmental allergies which may require the use of an Epi-pen.
- The parent or legal guardian wants the camp nurse to keep and administer any routine or as-needed prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils brought by the camper.
Do you have accommodations for campers with food allergies?
We offer a variety of food options, including gluten-free selections; however, we cannot guarantee that there is no cross-contamination. Campers may bring their own food along with a cooler for items that might require refrigeration. Ice machines are located in each residence hall.
Is there a nurse on duty during camp?
Yes, we have a camp nurse on duty 24 hours a day during the camp week.
Are campers required to turn in medications?
No. Medications only need to be turned in if the parent/legal guardian would like the camp nurse to keep and/or administer the medication to the camper.
Where do I send the Medical Release form?
You may e-mail, fax, or mail the completed Medical Release form to our office.
Fax 877-828-1798 or 850-479-6576
Mail Teen Extreme, P.O. Box 18500, Pensacola, FL 32523
Is there a deadline to send in the Medical Release form?
As soon as possible! The camper’s registration and payment will not be processed until the Medical Release form is received and reviewed to determine if reasonable accommodation can be provided for your camper. Campers who arrive at check-in without a completed Medical Release form will not be able to participate in camp activities until the completed form is received.
My camper has allergies but does not carry or use an Epi-pen. Is a Medical Release form still required?
No. The Medical Release form is only required if your camper is bringing an Epi-pen.
What if my camper wants to keep the Epi-pen to self-administer it? Is a Medical Release form still required?
Yes. Although your camper may keep the Epi-pen and not turn it in to the camp nurse, a Medical Release form must be completed and submitted in order for your camper to participate.
What are some examples of “medical/emotional/behavioral/physical conditions”?
These conditions include ADHD, ADD, asthma, ODD, autism/Asperger’s, diabetes, seizures, anxiety/depression, etc. However, this list is not all-inclusive.
What if my camper has a condition but has never seen a doctor for it or has not seen one recently?
If your camper’s condition is a current problem and/or something that will affect behavior or participation in camp, a Medical Release form must be completed and sent in.
My camper’s medications need to be refrigerated; is there a place to store them?
There are ice machines in each residence hall, and the camper is welcome to bring a cooler and keep it filled with ice to refrigerate the medications. If you would like our camp nurse to keep the medications, a Medical Release form will need to be filled out and turned in before the start of camp.
My camper needs a Medical Release form in order to attend camp, but we do not have a doctor. What do I do?
The Medical Release form can be filled out by a licensed healthcare professional at a walk-in clinic or Urgent Care facility.
Do you have handicap accessible accommodations? Do you provide wheelchairs?
Although camp-provided wheelchairs are not available, campers are welcome to bring their own. Please note on the Additional Information section of the registration form that your camper needs a first-floor or elevator-accessible room.