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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Emergency Forms, Medications, Allergies & ADA Accomodation

Emergency Forms, Medication & Allergies

Emergency Form:

  • Please complete the Medical/Emergency Form and bring it with you the first day of camp. Your child will not be able to participate in camp without the Medical/Emergency Form completed.
  • Everyone must fill out the NEW form for summer, as we update all of our records for camp June 1st of every year. It is important to us that we ALWAYS have the most up-to-date information on your child.
  • Swimming: Children that are marked on the emergency form as not needing to wear a life jacket will be asked to complete a swim check with lifeguard supervision on the first day in the pool. The child will need to swim the length of the lap pool. Lifeguards look for kids to be able to swim the whole length without getting tired or requiring support from the wall. Children who do not take the swim check, or do not successfully pass the swim check, are required to wear a life jacket. A child may re-take the swim check. A swim check need only be completed once for the season. Preschool camps do not swim. Check youth camp listing for swim details.
  • Field Trips: Several of our camps travel in school buses to local area destinations on field trips. Please check the confirmation information on your receipt for the location of your child's field trip. Details about the trip will be included in the Parent Email you will receive the week before camp begins. Preschool camps do not travel on buses. Check youth camp listing for field trip details.

Medicine:

  • If your child requires medicine to be administered or carried with them while they are at camp, such as an EpiPen or inhaler, you will also need to complete a Medication Waiver and a Medical Administration Form. Please complete these forms and bring them with you on the first day of camp, or plan for additional time at check-in to fill them out.
  • All medication must be in its original container and bring only the amount needed for one day at a time.
  • If you have any questions about medicine and camp, please call 503-823-2840 and speak with the coordinator in charge of the camp.

Allergies:

  • If your child has allergies, please notify the front desk at the time of registration. The Customer Service Representative will include this information on the alerts in your account.
  • You should also contact the coordinator in charge of the program at least 5 days in advance so that accommodations can be made where possible for planned activities.

ADA Accommodation:

  • Within the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, Portland Parks & Recreation provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities/special needs, so that they may receive an equal opportunity to fully participate in programs offered city-wide.
  • When registering, let the Customer Service Representative know that you will need an accommodation. You will also need to contact Inclusion Services at 503-823-4328 to request accommodation a minimum of 10 business days (Monday-Friday) before the start of the program. Find out more about PP&R Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation.
  • SWCC works closely with families needing accommodation within SWCC camp programs. If you are planning to register for one week or every week of camp with SWCC and your child needs ADA assistance, please contact the SWCC Inclusion Coordinator, Laure Butera at 503-823-2848 or Laure.Butera@portlandoregon.gov. We hire for Inclusion Assistants in early May, the sooner we start a conversation, the better prepared we will be.