AICL Policy Guide for Parents
Vaccination Policy: All campers are required to have a physical examination within 12 months prior to arriving at camp. All health forms must be completed and signed by a physician each year (including inoculation update) and submitted no later than June 1. In addition, the immunization record for each child must include the following vaccines: Hepatitis B for all children born after December 31, 1992 (3 doses are required); Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis (at least 4 doses); MMR (2 doses or proof of laboratory evidence of immunity) and Polio (3 to 4 doses depending on the type). The meningitis vaccine is encouraged for children over the age of 11.
Please note: If you have not vaccinated your child due to a religious exemption, please send us your religious exemption paperwork that is required by your state. You can send it with your medical form.
Care of Mildly Ill Campers: Staff will report any signs of illness to the directors, who will assess each situation. The directors may administer over-the-counter medication they believe are warranted if they are authorized by the parent/guardian. If the directors determine the child should be sent home due to being contagious or too ill to participate in camp activities, the parent/guardian will be contacted as soon as possible. Refunds are not possible if a camper has to leave due to illness.
Care of Campers who have an Illness/Accident at Camp: Parents/guardians will be notified as soon as possible should a camper be taken to the doctor's office/hospital for an injury or health condition and if medication has been prescribed. The camp director will notify parents/guardians of any persistent conditions or ailments. Parents/guardians should notify their doctor and health care provider of any health condition or accident/injury occurring at camp for follow-up visits and billing.
Disciplinary Actions: During the two weeks of AICL’s Summer Enrichment Camp, if any campers prove to be dangers to themselves, dangers to others, and/or consistently, significantly impede camp programming, it is at the co-directors’ discretion to send such campers home. Campers found with illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, or weapons will also be sent home. In such circumstances, directors will contact campers’ parents/guardians, and campers must be picked up or have travel arrangements made so that they depart within 24-hours of notification of dismissal. Until that time, these campers will be supervised but will not fully participate in activities. There will be no refund of tuition. All campers are required to sign a Camper Conduct Contract prior to the beginning of each year at camp.
Items Not Permissible at Camp: We have a policy that campers may not bring cell phones, ipods, ipads, computers, unnecessary valuables (electronics, jewelry, etc.), any substantial amount of cash, weapons, pets, cigarettes, alcohol, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, non-prescribed prescription drugs, or any illegal substances.
AICL promotes a welcoming, inclusive environment for every camper, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, disability, sex, or sexual orientation including those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Part of our support for Trans* campers is to affirm the gender they tell us they are, and include them in camp accordingly.