Summer is almost here, which means your children are already jumping with joy at the thought of summer camp! Not only are summer camps great for children to build social skills and learn other abilities, but they’re also the perfect way to give parents a much-needed break after the long school year.
Yet, there are a few things parents need to do first in order to get their kids ready for summer camp. Here we will go over some important tasks to keep in mind as you prepare your children for their summer camp adventures:
Request a Must-Have List From the Camp
Most camps will provide parents with a packing list of essential items their child will need while away from home. Follow the list carefully and don’t forget to avoid things that the camp doesn’t allow, like video games or smartphones. Be sure to include all the important “stuff” like soap, shampoo, lots of clothes, masks, and swimming apparel.
Make a Doctor’s Appointment
Almost every summer camp will require your child to see a doctor prior to coming to camp, especially in today’s climate. They will also include medical forms that will need to be completed by a medical professional. Plan accordingly and schedule your appointment early to avoid last-minute rushing to the doctor’s office.
Every parent knows how kids are with their stuff. One trip to your child’s room, and you realize that, for the most part, kids are a mess! Now, imagine how chaotic and disorganized your child will be at camp, especially when surrounded by the articles of clothing and personal possessions of other kids.
Labels are essential to ensure your child knows exactly what items are his or hers and prevent the loss of water bottles, sports gear, clothing, and other things. Your child will also be able to better enjoy the camping experience without the fear of losing a favorite possession.
Sunblock, Sunblock, and More Sunblock
Being at summer camp means being outdoors a majority of the daytime hours. Sunblock is extremely important to avoid sunburns and potential damage to your child’s skin. It cannot be overstated that sunblock is an essential part of getting ready for summer camp. Granted, toiletries, soap, and other important items are vital for the camp experience, but remembering to pack sunblock and teaching your child how and when to apply it will ensure they don’t suffer from sunburn, which can spoil a lot of fun at summer camp.
Summer camp can be a great experience for children of all ages. By thoroughly preparing your child for summer camp, you are ensuring they experience an incredible adventure without the worry of forgetting something important. If you need high-quality labels for clothing, bedding, toiletries, and other personal items, contact the labeling experts at It’s Mine! Labels today.