Health & Safety
Safety of our campers is our number one priority at Highlander Summer! Our campus is staffed with security personnel 24 hours a day. Our security team closely monitors our gated entrances, school grounds, and Doppler radar for lightening alerts to make sure your child is safe.
CAMPUS SECURITY: 407-402-9181
Our qualified and certified lifeguards supervise the pool at a 1:10 ratio for grades K-3 and a 1:20 ratio for grades 4-12. On the first day of camp each week, the children are given a brief swimming test. Children must be independent swimmers to be able to swim freely and use the diving boards while in the pool. If your child does not pass the swim test, they will remain in the classroom for free-choice activity time under the watchful eye of a staff member. Highlander Summer reminds parents that in no way is our daily pool time a good substitute for private swimming lessons. The responsibility of making a child “water safe” belongs to the parent. If you are interested in signing your child up for swim lessons, please call our Aquatics office at 407-206-1900 x 1182.
Highlander Summer has at least one registered nurse on staff every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well as certified athletic trainers. If you or your child’s physician decides it is necessary for your child to receive medication during the camp day, including self-administered medication, a Medication Administration Form must be on file in the clinic; this includes medications for all campers and students in grades PK-12th. All medications must be received in its original container and labeled with the student’s name; prescription medications must have also have the original pharmacy label. Medications are organized and stored in a locked cabinet or refrigerator in the clinic. NO medication of any kind may be carried on a student’s person, except inhalers or emergency medication for diabetes and severe allergies. If your child requires emergency medication for asthma, diabetes, or severe allergies, you will have three options:
- The emergency medication will be stored in the nurse’s office.
- Your child can self-carry and administer their own emergency medication as long as a Medical Authorization Form is on file in the clinic.
- A camp teacher or counselor can carry emergency medication in a bag, which travels with their group to any location during the day, as long as a Medical Authorization Form is on file in the clinic. Although they are not medical professionals, all camp teachers and counselors are trained to administer epinephrine in an emergency.
The policies regulating the administration of medication during school hours are for the students’ safety and are mandated by the State. Please understand that camp personnel will not be able to administer any medication to students unless they have received a Medication Administration Form properly completed and signed. You may download a Medication Administration form under “Current Families”– “MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION FORM”.