Overview for Camper Prescriptions

Camper Prescriptions 

Riverside Remedies Pharmacy will meet your child’s prescription medication needs while staying at summer camp!

Riverside Remedies is western Sullivan County’s premier full-service independent compounding pharmacy.

We are locally owned and staffed, and dedicated to providing professional, innovative, and personalized solutions for our patients, friends, and community. Riverside Remedies is coordinating with your child’s summer camp for this summer season to provide a more integrative and personalized approach to prescription management for their clients and staff.

Our pharmacy is only a few miles from camp in downtown Callicoon, and rapid access to a wide variety of medications and professional support is never more than a few minutes away.


Rates and Deadlines

We recommend submitting your registration as soon as possible!

Registration for the 2024 season will open on February 14th at noon.

The final registration deadline for 2024 is May 31st.

Any registrations submitted after May 31st cannot be guaranteed to be delivered to camp in time for opening day.

You do not have to wait until prescriptions are issued by your pediatrician to complete the registration.

The more lead time we have, the better, and if any medications change between registration and the start of camp, just let us know or submit a new registration to update our files.

The registration fee includes acquiring, adjudicating, dispensing, blister packaging, and delivering all medications for the entire summer. 

This fee does not include insurance copayments, medications not covered by insurance, or over-the-counter (OTC) items, which will be added to the overall bill.


CampOpening Day

Registration Deadlines

Early RegistrationStandard Registration

Late Registration

Camp IHCSaturday, June 22nd

February 14th to March 30st


$55 each

April 1st to May 31st


$65 each

On or after June 1st


$95 each

Tyler Hill CampThursday, June 27th
Camp Equinunk
Camp Blue Ridge



Changes to prescription insurance adjudication.

Traditionally, we have always waited until the first day of camp to adjudicate insurance for each prescription, to ensure that claims could be processed at home without any interference, if need be.

However over the last few years, we’ve observed an increasing trend in parents filling a 30 day prescription at home days before camp, which then prevents us from adjudicating the claim that has, by then, already been packaged and delivered to camp.

Therefore, we will be adjudicating claims throughout the month of June to “lock in” those claims and ensure that we are reimbursed for the medications we dispense.

If your home pharmacist encounters a “refill too soon” reject, call us and we will advise how to resolve the rejection.


Why we require prescriptions for non-prescription things.

A quick word about why we recommend prescriptions for vitamins, OTCs, and/or non-prescription medications…

Over the last few years, the single most frequently-asked question from parents has been: “Why do I need to have my pediatrician write a prescription for an item I can purchase at home without one?”

There are three reasons for this requirement:

  1. Paper trail: An individual’s medication history is not complete if it doesn’t include OTC medications and vitamins. Having an accurate record ensures we can properly screen for interactions in case your child needs antibiotics or additional medications while away from home.
  2. Communication: A prescription involves consent and agreement among three parties before it can be dispensed – your pediatrician, your pharmacist, and you. Having a written document for an exact medication, vitamin, or supplement eliminates the guesswork and ensures we deliver the right product.
  3. State regulations: The New York State Guidelines for Medication Management at School requires that all OTC items must have a provider order to be taken or administered at school, even if under the supervision of the school nurse. Parents, guardians or relatives are not subject to the same legal accountability as healthcare providers giving the same medications by proxy.

Physicians write prescriptions for non-prescription items every day, to ensure that the patient receives the right product, regardless of whether they need legal authorization to purchase it. Also, recall that many OTC medications (like Claritin, Zyrtec, and even Benadryl) were once only available by prescription. These medications are still routinely prescribed today.

Simply explain that your child will be attending summer camp, and that prescriptions are required for all medications they will be taking.


Registration is open!

Register for Summer 2024