A Healthy Summer Camp Experience Begins at Home



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Here are some recommendations to help your child have a great camp experience:

* Know your camp’s policy about illness and attendance.

* Teach your child to wash his or her hands often.

* If your child has mental, emotional or social health challenges, talk with a camp representative in advance.

* Make sure your child has appropriate closed-toe shoes for activities like soccer or hiking.

* Send enough clothes for your child to dress in layers if necessary.

* Fatigue contributes to injuries and illnesses. Talk to your child about getting enough rest at night.

* Pack sunscreen and teach your child how to apply it.

* Send a reusable water bottle and instruct your child to refill it frequently.

* Tell your child to talk with his or her counselor about problems or things that bother him or her while at camp.

* Should something come up during the camp experience or afterward — an illness develops or your child shares an upsetting story — contact the camp. Good communication is essential.

Source: American Camp Association

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