Sun Safety at Camp
At camp we spend lots of time enjoying the outdoors and this means lots of time in the sun! We encourage all campers and staff to be sun safe while at camp. We always keep the UV index and heat in mind when planning our activities. Talk to your camper about being safe in the sun before they come to camp and please remember the following:
- Send your camper with enough sunscreen to last the whole week.
- Sunscreen should be SPF 30 or over and be water resistant.
- Send clothes that can shield the body from the sun such as long pants and t- shirts.
- The beach gets lots of sun so consider clothes to wear over bathing suits after swim time.
- Hats should protect the neck, ears, and face from the sun.
- Eyes need to be protected from the sun too – make sure sunglasses offer UVA and UVB protection. We usually have some very affordable ones for sale when you arrive.
- To keep track of sunglasses send them with a case or strap.
- Sun safety includes staying hydrated – please send your camper with a reusable water bottle, labelled with their name, that they can carry to camp activities.
- Cabins have many opportunities throughout the day to drink water and refill water bottles.
- Where there are large gatherings of children, head lice can be a real nuisance! Please do not send your child to camp if they have head lice – give us call and if possible, we will change their session.
- We have also learned that adding a few drops of tea tree oil to your child’s shampoo before camp may help prevent them from getting head lice.