Does the doctor have to sign the Cornell medical form?
No, it is not necessary for your camper's physician to sign the Cornell form, as long as you can submit the completed form along with a recent physical signed by the doctor. The physical must have been within a year of the last day of camp.
If I cannot get an appointment with my doctor prior to camp, how can I avoid a $20 late fee?
If a doctor is not available to give a physical or sign the medical forms we will accept a copy of a past physical prior to camp as long as an up-to-date physical is brought to camp check in. Please go ahead and send us the hold harmless waiver and rules form in advance of the completed medical form.
If my child takes a medication, how will medication be administered at camp?
Required medications should be listed on medical forms prior to check in. New York State laws health department laws require that we hold onto all medications for the length of camp. At check in we will take down the name of the camper, the times and dosage for each medication. Medications will be handled by the Camp Medical Director and their staff and returned at the end of camp. Campers are responsible for picking up medications at check-out.
What happens if there is a medical emergency?
Cornell Camps & Clinics has qualified, round-the-clock, medical personnel on-hand throughout each camp. During camp sessions, the Cornell Athletic Training staff will be there to assess any and all injuries/illness. Outside of session, in the dorms and overnight, the Medical Director handles all medical emergencies. Cornell's Gannett Health Center and Cayuga Medical Center are in close proximity to camp, should a camper need to be transported. In the event of a medical emergency, the parent/guardian listed on the medical forms will be contacted immediately by the Medical Director.