Schools visiting NorthBay must provide the people outlined below. We will ask you
to designate these individuals ahead of time upon completion of your registration
form in order to ensure that you have the best possible NorthBay experience.
BEFORE COMING TO NORTHBAY:
WHILE AT NORTHBAY:
- One Trip Organizer responsible for providing NorthBay with all necessary documentation, a completed registration form including entire 6th grade class list, a signed
NB Reservation contract, and a certificate of liability insurance.
- One Class/Cabin Counselor Coordinator to provide student and cabin counselor lists
with cabin assignments to NB. NorthBay cabins sleep 18 students and 2 cabin counselors
in 2 inter-joined rooms of 10 so groups should be arranged accordingly by gender
in groups of 9 children/cabin counselor. The Class & Cabin Counselor Coordinator
will provide NorthBay with a preliminary typed list two weeks before visit and an
updated final list one week before the visit. This list should also include names
of teachers staying in our hotel-room accommodations in Upper Camp. With advance
notice, we will work with you to provide fill-in cabin counselors, and we will also
accommodate minor changes in student attendance upon arrival at NorthBay.
- One staff person (preferably a nurse) to collect medications, health forms, and
medication forms. Health forms are due to NorthBay at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Medications need to be collected on the day of the trip and delivered to the NorthBay
nurse. Please see medication guidelines on following page.
- If applicable, Survey Coordinator responsible for follow-up student surveys. If
your school is selected as part of our follow-up study, this Coordinator will oversee
the administration of our survey to all 6th graders three months following their
visit to NorthBay. We will notify you if your school is participating and provide
you with necessary reminders, materials and instructions. Please note that this
study is extremely important for quantitatively demonstrating the success of our
program; results will be shared with your school.
- TRIP COORDINATOR - organizing liaison between school and NorthBay responsible for
compiling & sending the following necessary documentation to NorthBay three weeks
prior to trip: cabin assignments including adult cabin leader names, Health Information/Consent
forms for all students attending, Medication forms, teacher room list.
NorthBay's TurnAround Program (ISS)
- One NorthBay Medication form needs to be completed for each medication and a new
form is needed if a dosage or time of administration changes before your child arrives
at camp. If the student already has a medication form on file with the school, a
copy of that form may be sent in lieu of the NorthBay Medication Form. These forms
are due to NorthBay at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. Medications not previously
given at school must have a NorthBay Medication Form completed and on file at least
2 weeks prior to arrival.
- Over-the-counter medications include Tylenol, Motrin,
Calamine lotion, Benadryl, and other medication you can purchase at a pharmacy without
- The form must be filled out completely by the person designated
in each section.
- An adult must bring the medication to camp and give it to the
Wellness Center staff. No camper can keep medication (other than self carry medications)
in his/her cabin or give medication to him/herself. PLEASE COMMUNICATE TO PARENTS,
NO MEDICATIONS ARE TO BE PACKED IN STUDENTS' LUGGAGE. ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE GIVEN
TO THE MEDICAL COORDINATOR AT THE SCHOOL AND THEN DELIVERED TO THE NORTHBAY NURSE.
All medications with self carry/self administering approval will be redistributed
to students after they arrive at camp.
- Prescription medications must be in the
original package with the pharmacy label intact and over-the-counter medications
must be in the original container (box, etc.) with the manufacturer label intact.
For example, inhalers must be in the box with prescription label and pills cannot
be in a weekly pill organizer. Samples from a doctor's office cannot be given.
Medications cannot be expired or more than 1 year past the original prescription
- With a Prescriber's authorization, insulin, rescue inhalers, and epi-pens
ONLY can be carried by the camper and self administered with an adult's supervision.
These medications need to be in the control of the camper or counselor or locked
in the safe provided in each cabin at all times.
If the student wishes to self-carry inhalers that they bring a second inhaler to keep in the Wellness Center for quick access in an emergency
is designed to take a student
out of the regular NB classroom when he/she is having trouble behaviorally, and
help them receive a substantive experience which will get them back into the mainstream
NB adventure. Our goal is to keep them at NorthBay all week if possible, and we
will try hard to keep every child. This experience directed by the NB Dean of Students,
will make use of a vast menu of modified NB curriculum, disciplinary writing, service
participation, and much more.
While preparing for your visit, please remember two other pieces of information:
- We want all of your sixth graders to come to NorthBay, even those you might be inclined
to keep at school for disciplinary reasons. Please do not prevent kids from coming
to NorthBay as a form of punishment as we find that this divides the class and has
a negative impact on the ongoing change we affect in schools.
- We need your most outgoing & adventuresome teachers to accompany children on this
excursion. Teachers who are willing to participate in outdoor classes with the
children whether it be hiking, roaming the wetlands, handling animals, etc. It is
our experience that a lack of participation on the teachers' part sends a similar
message to the children, so please come with an open mind and attitude.