The last thing you need at camp is a lice outbreak! LiceDoctors is ready and equipped to do lice check on every camper to catch cases before they spread. Accurate screening and treatment of lice and nits can make a difference in the experience that camps provide over the summer.
Head lice policies vary among camps. Today most camps allow campers to remain at camp as long as all active cases have been identified and treated. LiceDoctors has worked with camps across the country to ensure that campers are clear on day one. We do this with maximum discretion to preserve the dignity of each camper.
We generally return after parents’ visiting day to ensure that no new cases of lice have been brought in. In addition, our expert lice technicians are also available for emergency calls. If a case of head lice is introduced to camp during the summer, it will spread quickly throughout a bunk. We are on call to screen and treat group outbreaks.
Your lice technicians will come to camp at the beginning of each section, ready to check the campers, counselors, and any other staff you want. We bring our own supplies and know-how to identify any active cases. LiceDoctors has been screening campers each summer for years as camp directors recognize the value of preventing widespread outbreaks.
The techs will inspect each head. They will section the hair in an efficient manner so that they can see the bugs and eggs; it takes the experience that LiceDoctors technicians have to find lice and nits (eggs), which camouflage in the hair. We are out in the field every day, so we will make sure that every active case is identified and will show you the nits as proof.
When a case is identified, camps usually want us to treat the camper or counselor. One of the technicians will discreetly administer a safe, thorough, and effective step-by-step lice treatment. Once the child has been treated, he or she can return to activities. That’s a much better option than sending a child home from camp!