Dietary and Health Requests

Let us know how we can take good care of your camper.


It is very important that you send in both a completed Health Form and Confidential Form well before your camper’s arrival at camp. We ask that you send the Health Form 30 days before Overnight Camp and 15 days before Day Camp so camp health personnel can review the form properly.


We have a full-time summer nurse who is at camp 24 hours a day during the summer. Several hospitals and urgent care centers are located within a 20-35 minute drive of our facility. Remember all medications (prescription or over-the-counter, including vitamins) must be turned in to the nurses at Check-in. They must be in the original containers.


Food allergies


Please be sure to disclose any food allergies or dietary restrictions on your child’s health form. We will do our best to provide alternatives. We also ask that you contact our Food Service Director, Brenda Reach, at least 30 days in advance of your child’s stay so you can discuss the best course of action.


Campers are allowed to bring a small amount of snacks, but only if they are stored in an airtight container, such as a Ziploc bag. Drinkables are not allowed, except for bottled water. Due to allergy sensitivities, we ask campers not to bring products with peanuts.


Disabilities and special health needs


If your child has a disability or special needs, please call us at least 90 days in advance of the camp date for an evaluation of the camper’s care needs. Camp Tecumseh counselors are encouraging and patient and can help facilitate successful camp experiences for children with mild and moderate disabilities. Our programs are not designed for campers who need significant assistance or personal care, require constant one-on-one support, or have difficulty managing their behavior in group settings.


Health conditions requiring advance clearance include, but are not limited to: Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Cardiac Situations, Asthmatics, Seizure Disorders, Autism Spectrum, and Serious Food Allergies.