The count down to fun and excitement is over, it’s finally summer camp time for my four! Even though school ended for us in May, we’ve been in Toronto for the last month anxiously awaiting the official start of their summer and the beginning of summer camp. It’s the first year Shyne will be heading to summer camp with big brother Tech. Chase and Ladybug finish their last year of half day activity camp. This summer they’ll be enriched with sports, drama, art & crafts, swimming and canoe camp…YEAH!
I teamed up the wonderful folks at Minute Clinic for their #ReadySetCamp campaign to learn helpful tips and information to prepare my little campers for safe and fun summer experience.
First, making sure your kids are ready for physical demands of all day summer camp. Minute Clinic offers pre-participation physicals. These camp physicals are a great way to make sure a camper can safely participate in activities. Even if physicals are not required, meeting with nurse practitioners and physician assistants at Minute Clinic is a great way to stay on top of your camper’s health before they head off for a schedule full of physical activity.
I’m not quite brave enough to send my kids off to overnight camp…at least not yet. For now all day camp keeps them busy but most importantly happy.
To keep your campers smiling follow these important summer tips from Minute Clinic.
Sun Protection: Broad spectrum sunscreen (this protects against UVB and UVA rays), lip balm with SPF, and 100% UV protection sunglasses
Poison Ivy & Oak: Leaves of three, let it be. At MinuteClinic, our nurse practitioners and physicians assistants can recommend the right over-the-counter treatments and write prescriptions when medically appropriate to treat poison ivy and oak.
Bug Bites and Stings: No one likes bee stings and bug bites! When it comes to children reactions can range from mild to severe and multiple stings can be serious. Minute Clinic practitioners can provide proper assessment, clean the site of the sting to prevent infection and recommend the proper treatment plan to deal with itching and swelling.
Using Insect Repellent Safely:
Sunburn: With warm weather finally here, it can be tempting to want to soak it all up. But too much time in the sun can quickly lead to sunburn ranging in severity from mild redness to painful blisters and swelling. It can also be accompanied by serious conditions such as heatstroke, dehydration or skin infection. MinuteClinic can give a thorough assessment and proper medical care.
Disclosure: This post is part of the #ReadySetCamp Campaign sponsored by CVS MinuteClinic. I received a gift card for my participation. As always my opinions are always my own!