Health Forms and Medication

Thank you for checking Outdoor Experience (OE) health forms and information in advance of your upcoming OE trip. Below are seven suggestions to help you prepare.

If you have additional questions please contact our health coordinator, Abby Lord (alord@waynflete.org) or Blake Keogh (oe@waynflete.org)

1) All third party (i.e. AMC, Rippleffect, and Chewonki) health forms are uploaded to your Magnus profile.

  • If you are on the Local, Boston, or Bike trips you don't have to complete third party paperwork.

2) While it is easiest for us to accept, review, and organize health forms uploaded to Magnus, you are also welcome to leave a printed copy for Abby Lord.

3) You can take a picture of the completed health forms and upload that image to Magnus (we will turn it into a PDF) - thanks technology!

4) Medications

  • Should be clearly labeled
  • Should be listed on your medical form
  • Should be given to your Waynflete leader the morning you arrive for your trip

5) Please keep us up to date with any relevant injuries or illnesses that would impact your ability to participate in OE.

6) Please submit your health forms as early as possible (ideally no later than August 20th). It is important that our health team has time to carefully organize all medical information into appropriate groups to prepare for leader meetings. Thank you for your help!

7) TICKS:

The following information is a guide to help students, and their families, prepare for travel in tick habitats. While there are varying degrees of the likelihood of incurring a tick bite depending on one’s location, we nonetheless encourage all participants and leaders to adopt reasonable tick prevention habits.

For the most up to date information about ticks, tick borne illnesses, and methods of prevention please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website (s). National CDC & Maine CDC

Pre-Trip:

  1. Familiarize yourself with tick habitats, ID, and related illnesses.
  2. Apply permethrin to clothes (optional).
  3. Acquire EPA approved tick/bug repellants.

During the Trip:

  1. STAY ON TRAIL!
  2. Avoid tall grass.
  3. Regular tick checks during breaks and at the end of the day.
    1. Note: faculty and third party leaders won’t “perform” tick checks, they will “remind” participants to check themselves.
  4. Keep any ticks that have embedded into the skin.
  5. Apply repellants.

Post Trip:

  1. Shower!
  2. Perform a thorough tick check
  3. Wash all clothes
  4. Watch for signs and symptoms of tick borne illness
  5. Test any tick removed from your body while on the trip

Tick ID