What You Need to Know About Summer Camp Safety

Every parent’s priority is the safety of their children. Camp Live Oak ensures you, as parents, that safety is our number one priority. Moreover, to better help your child during their stay at camp, here are a few reminders and tips to help you and your child get the best out of their summer camp without compromising on safety. 

Prepare Children for Safe Interactions Outside 

With the pandemic still lingering in some forms, it’s important you teach your child safe public health practices such as hand washing and social distancing. Ahead of the camp, make sure to familiarize your child with these practices in order to ensure their safety during camp.

Teach them to practice appropriate contact with other campers and staff to help prevent any possible spread. While this may be difficult if your child is super active and outgoing , it’s essential to teach them the proper etiquette when out and about to ensure the safety of everyone in the camp.

Disclose Any Allergies and Special Needs

When you have a child with allergies and other special needs you want them to be included in all the fun-filled activities other kids also enjoy. To ensure their safety, disclosing any and all special needs to camp is the best way for you to be at ease knowing your child will be well taken care of. 

If an Epi-pen is needed for your child, ensure all necessary precautions are taken to keep the  Epi-pen safe. It’s recommended to supply your camper with two two-packs of Epi-pens, one to be kept by your child and one to be kept by the camp staff.

If they have any conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and other ailments, make sure to disclose this information in the registration form. During an event when counselors are in the dark about the camper’s needs every second is wasted in understanding what is causing the issue. But, when proper information is provided to the staff, immediate action can be taken to help your child.

Remind Campers to Always Follow Instructions

Children can be challenging at times. It is important to prepare your child for actively listening to directions to ensure they fully enjoy any and all fun summer camp activities!

If they aren’t used to being around other adults, have a chat with them about the entire camp process so they can get accustomed to what’s going to happen before the camp starts. Doing so prepares your little camper for whatever activity they will be engaged in during their stay.

Encourage Communication

For first-timers, your child may have difficulty communicating what they may need during camp. As parents, you should encourage communication before they enter camp so it becomes second nature for them to approach counselors for any of their concerns. 

Communication is an essential tool your child will develop in summer camp. However, it’s best to encourage them early so they may have an easier time adapting to the new environment. 

Final Take

Summer camp is all about having fun and creating memorable moments with friends. Taking the needed steps when preparing for summer camp will not only help your kids have the best experience but also ensure no one is hurt while away. 

Here at Camp Live Oak, your child’s safety is our utmost priority. We ensure you can be at peace knowing your camper is staying safe while having fun at summer camp. We are also proud that we are the only accredited camp in Broward County by the American Camp Association with the promise to meet or exceed all ACA safety protocols for children.

This has been the first camp ever that my son didn’t complain about going in the morning, but he did tell me about the friends he made and the things he did. We love this camp!

Mrs. P

We are really happy with Camp Live Oak and our daughter Georgia can’t wait for Winter Session!

Mrs. L

Loved the fact that the camp worked with me and kept my son very active every day. He definitely wasn’t bored.

Mrs. Y