Nutritional resistance, food allergy and vegetarian diet
Camp Laugar provides vegetarian food for those who are vegetarians and the main products for those who have gluten intolerance and milk resistance. For example, at Laugar we provide soy milk, rice milk and soya cheese for those who do not tolerate dairy products. Often there is lactose free milk. The kitchen takes care of food for kids who are intolerant of gluten, eggs and fish. Similar food is for those who have some kind of intolerance and other students at Laugar.
The teachers must inform the kitchen staff about this issue at least one week before attending camp for those children who have food resistance / allergy to ensure that they are safely available. During a meeting with teachers and Laugar staff on a Monday, each of the participants special needs are discussed to ensure nobody is forgotten, therefore it is important that the supervisor of students knows if they have food intolerance, allergy or are vegetarians. Those who have more complex problems with food are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least. 10 days before arrival.
It is important to inform the teachers if your child has an animal allergy and send the appropriate medicine. A visit to a farm is conducted as part of Laugar Camp program.
Students are not permitted to keep any personal medicine in their own rooms at Laugar. Parents must provide the supervising teacher with all medicines including painkillers and analgesics. This is important to prevent other students from accessing medicines that don’t belong to them, as the camp rooms are not locked. Over-use of painkillers can have bad consequences and must be controlled by the supervising teachers.
Students are permitted to have their own asthma pump if required. If a student is required to take asthma medication, you must inform the teachers about it. The teachers will then inform Laugar staff. Students can have a medical cream if needed in the room. Those students who need to use insulin have their medicine near them, in consultation with the teacher.
Participants may be sent home from Camp Laugar if their behaviour necessitates. There are various reasons for this, including: if a participant comes with and / or uses his or her own: alcohol, tobacco, oral tobacco, vabe cigarettes or drugs, they will be referred home. Also, if a participant becomes aware of theft and in case of intentional damage. Guardians will not be refunded if the participant is referred home. If a decision has been made that a participant must be sent home, parents must come to collect their child on the same day.
The life at Camp Laugar is about team work and real communication. We expect that students can embrace the camp lifestyle without their mobile phones and enjoy being present in each other’s company and communicating face to face with their peers. Therefore, it is not permitted to bring to camp: mobile phones, computers and devices that can display video content. It is important that parents take care of these issues with their children and make sure that the children do not bring these electronics to Camp Laugar.
Communicate with the child while staying
Parents can organize telephone phone call with their child in consultation with the teachers, if they consider it necessary. The staff at Camp Laugar do not recommend that parents communicate with their child during their stay unless necessary. No news is good news. Hours of call will take place after 17:00, not between kl. 18-18: 30. It is not desirable that parents call before 17:00 because that is quite a busy time in Camp Laugar.
It is good to prepare your child well and ensure good equipment, on this webpage there are various information about equipment. In Iceland and at Camp Laugar, it is often cold weather during the winter time. The Camp Laugar is in the countryside, where there are many unpaved streets and walking tracks. Students walk through the woods, hills and different surfaces and therefore their footwear must be suitable to these conditions.