Keep Your Child Sun Safe at Summer Camp

. 12/2/08

Summer is here before you know it, so Sunday safety should be on the minds of concerned parents everywhere - and especially if you are sending your child to camp.
As one of the official definitions of an organized camp is that most of the activities should take place outdoors, you can expect your child to spending much time in the sun.
You do not want to go overboard to you nterfere how your child the opportunity to have fun, but the facts are impossible to ignore. We hear on the news of our friends and family, our doctors, of all:
"The sun causes cancer."

"Stay out of the sun."

"Use sun protection."

"Use sunscreen, even if you just outside as a normal part of your daily routine."
Especially worrying is that almost 25% of your child's lifetime exposure to the sun will take place before 18. Since the excess to the sun can lead to premature aging, skin cancer, and a weakened immune system, it makes sense to protect your child as much as possible and prevent them at a young age about the sun potentially harmful effects.
Because you will not be able to monitor your son or daughter to camp - that is until the camp counselors - you should confirm with the camp Sunday that security is an important part of its risk-management plan, particularly Sunburn because of his injuries that can be prevented.
Here are a few strategies to ensure that your child is "sun safe" at summer camp:
Before your child even arrives at camp, contact the camp leader to let know that: 1) sun protection is extremely important for you, and 2) that your child may require additional memory to apply sun cream and again several times a day, every day, and especially after swimming, sweating, towel for drying and extended exposure to the sun.
(By the way, do not hesitate to these comments or feel ashamed it in any way. Assuming that you've chosen a reputable camp with the camp directors informed and sensitive, you can expect them to be very pleasant, and even appreciative of your suggestions and wishes.)
We propose to send your child to camp with a sunscreen, consisting of a minimum of 30 sun protection factor (SPF). There are many decent brands on the market. We do not agree on another, but we are particularly impressed by Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer sunscreen, and more than a dermatologist has referred to the exceptional UVA and UVB Sunday martial arts. To do this, use a sunscreen Target Stores, in shopping malls and Neutrogena of the website.
Although Sunday potential damage to the skin is well documented, protecting your child in the eyes of the sun is often overlooked. We recommend that your child walking around with sunglasses on a camp and that the lenses block at least 98 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Since sunglasses are a relatively small item, and you can easily lost or broken, we recommend sending your child to camp with a couple extra just in case.
Remember your child to camp with a slouch hat. We recommend that at least one 4-inch around the head and / or with flaps covering the back of the neck. (Girls' hair is often long enough to the backs of their necks, but if your son or daughter has shorter hair Please do not forget this tip.)
Finally, do not forget to send at least two long sleeved shirts to camp, preferably cotton, since cotton shirts many have a slight degree of sun protection factor built. However, it is crucial to note such shirts are no substitute for wearing sunscreen. In other words, remind your child to wear sunscreen at all times, even if they are wearing a long sleeved shirt at camp as well; long sleeves are just extra protection.
pplying sunscreen several times a day should be a normal routine part of every child to camp. But if your child is so much fun and make new friends, sunscreen is probably the last thing they think. That means that it can be easily forgotten or overlooked. Because protecting your child's skin and eyes from the sun is so critical, but we strongly encourage you to review this information with your child before they leave for camp, and also with the camp director before your child gets.
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