Every summer we work hard to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. In light of COVID-19, this year we are taking extra precautions and have updated many of our health and safety protocols to take the best possible care of our camp community. By intensifying cleaning and disinfection routines, limiting the number of items shared or touched between campers and staff, adding more hand washing and hand sanitizing stations throughout camp, promoting proper hygiene practices, and more, we expect this to be a healthy, happy summer!
We understand the importance of thorough communication and are committed to keeping you informed in a thoughtful and transparent manner before, during, and after your daughter’s session. We will contact you if there is ever a health issue that affects your daughter’s camp experience. This would include: if your camper spends the night at the Health Hut, is prescribed a prescription or regular OTC medication, needs to visit a doctor in town for x-rays or lab work, or if she is unable to participate in scheduled camp activities due to illness or injury. We will send more details about our communication plan for COVID related issues in the spring to our enrolled camp families.
During Camp: You can reach us directly at the Health Hut if you have any questions regarding your daughter’s health: 828-693-9841.
Prior to Opening Day: Please contact us with questions or to discuss any health concerns you might be dealing with at home. You can reach us through the camp office: (828) 693-3182 or email .
Greystone has 8-10 registered nurses, a 24 hour a day resident doctor, and a full-time Health Director, Dr. Margaret, (who is a retired pediatrician) to care for your daughter’s needs. Should an accident or illness be untreatable at our camp, we have arrangements for professional service in both Hendersonville, NC, and Greenville, SC. Every effort will be made to contact parents before outside medical care is obtained.
Prior to Opening Day, please contact us to discuss any health concerns. For your daughter’s sake, as well as the health of other campers, please do not bring her to camp if she has had a fever or other illness within 48 hours of Opening Day. Please call to discuss this with us.
All Health Forms must be completed and submitted by May 1st! Please notify us if there are changes after submitting any of these forms as we review all health information prior to Opening Day.
The Physical Form should be downloaded and completed by your healthcare provider using ANY exam performed in the past 24 months. Please update height and weight, as well as any other significant changes, if using an exam completed more than 12 months prior to camp.
The Health History Form should be carefully completed and/or updated online. ALL medications MUST be entered on this form. Anything taken or used to treat or manage a condition or symptoms is considered a medication. Vitamins and supplements are also considered medications at camp.
Greystone encourages our campers to try many different foods that they may not eat at home, and we are successful because they are surrounded by encouraging friends and staff. We encourage you to check out our information on how we support and handle food allergies during the summer.
Emotional health includes concerns such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, food issues, and more. Your daughter’s emotional and mental health is just as important to us as her physical health. We want every camper to be supported and successful while they are here. Please let us know of any concerns or issues that you have been dealing with at home.
Please note: Because we have a very structured schedule, children who are on medication for ADD/ADHD often have a better experience if they stay on their medication at camp. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us prior to your daughter’s session.
All campers will have their heads checked for lice by a professional service on Opening Day. Any cases found will be treated that day. Parents will be notified regarding the treatment and your credit card on file will be charged. Please have your daughter checked (by someone who knows what they are looking for) BEFORE she comes to camp, and let us know if she or anyone in the family has been treated for lice in the 6 months prior to camp.