Can you accommodate dietary differences?
Our dining hall features a serving line staffed by our kitchen volunteers, so students can refuse any foods that are not appropriate for them, and there are always plenty of options. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions ahead of time, using the Medical History Form on page 10 of the STEP application.
How do you handle prescription or over-the-counter medications?
Students may store vitamins, supplements, and most over-the-counter medications with their personal gear. Prescription medications and homeopathic remedies are turned in to team leaders for safekeeping, but are available to you upon request; plus, your team leader will help you keep track of your doses. If you use an epi-pen or inhaler, we ask that you bring two: one to keep with you at all times, and one for our staff to have on hand as a back-up.
What if I get sick or need a doctor during STEP?
We have a number of paramedics on staff; they will advise and administer treatment for most minor injuries. At your parents’ direction we will seek further medical attention locally if needed, so be sure to submit your insurance information when you apply.
How hot does it get in Texas during the summer?
Texas weather varies significantly from year to year; summer temperatures can range from the low 80’s to over 100 degrees. Our staff closely monitors the weather, and if an outdoor event can’t be done safely, we’ll reschedule it for another day.