Health and Wellness
Health Intake and Records
Before the program begins, parents turn in health information about their student including a health intake form, insurance cards, recent physical examination, and immunization records. This information is reviewed by the health supervisor prior to students’ arrival, and the health supervisor will follow up with families should they need more information or clarification. We encourage parents to reach out to our staff prior to the program if they have any special concerns or questions regarding their child’s health while at camp.
Food Allergies & Special Diets
Meals during the program are offered at the resident dining hall, which is buffet-style dining. Snacks will also be provided in between meals each day. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite nonperishable snacks from home. Please just be mindful of potential allergies and avoid items with nuts.
The university dining facility is experienced at accommodating special dietary needs. We work closely with the university dining staff to create a food allergy action plan to determine what accommodations can be made for specific student needs.
Each year, children who have food allergies or special diets successfully attend Davidson Summer Programs; however, we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment given that the program takes place in many shared spaces and in an uncontrolled environment. We welcome you to contact us to discuss specific concerns and determine if the program is a good fit based on the participant’s level of comfort and needs.
Preparing Your Student for Summer
We highly encourage parents to review the Top Ten Tips to Ensure Your Child Has a Healthy Summer prior to arrival.
For more information on our health policies and plans, see the Medical Care page.