Safety Tips for Summer Campers

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Safety Tips for Summer Campers

Postby kidsadmin on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:46 pm

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  • Help your child to apply sunscreen each day before heading to camp. Apply sunscreen to cool, dry skin. In addition to sunscreen, send clothing, hats, sunglasses or other barriers to protect your child from the sun. Leave a bottle of sunscreen at camp with your child's first and last name on it.
  • Your child will be very active every day. Athletic shoes and socks are the best choice for both girls and boys.
  • When your camper will be outdoors at parks or on nature hikes, be sure to apply insect repellent.
  • If you send a lunch or snack with your child, be sure to keep it cold with a frozen juice or cold pack.
  • It is important that children get plenty of fluids during the hot days. Be sure your camper will have access to water by sending a water bottle every day.
  • If the camp takes children to large amusement parks or events, ask if campers are supervised at all times or left on their own for periods of time.
  • Severe weather can happen quickly during the summer. What are the procedures for ensuring the safety of the campers during thunderstorms or other severe weather conditions?
  • Does your camper know what to do if he or she ever gets lost or separated from the group? Make sure your child knows how to get a hold of you in case of an emergency.
  • Injuries are common during the summer. What are the procedures for handling severe injuries or illnesses? Are parents contacted right away? Do the counselors have a cell phone? Are all staff certified in CPR/First Aid?
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