Keep Your Kids Safe At Camp
Summer is here and kids are excited to have fun at camps and daycares!
This year more than most, kids are in need of socialization and opportunities for growth and learning with friends. Summer camps and daycares can provide a wonderful experience and create memories for life.
While fun and learning are key priorities, it's also important to keep staff, kids and parents safe and reduce Covid-19 transmission this summer. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while having fun:
STEPS PARENTS & KIDS CAN TAKE
- Wear a mask (except while eating, sleeping, or swimming)
- Pack an extra mask or two in case one gets dirty or sweaty throughout the day
- Carry individual hand sanitizers or wipes
- Practice social distancing
- Request a list of steps the camp or facility is taking to keep everyone safe
- Find out what plans the camp or facility has in place should a participant or staff test positive for COVID-19
STEPS CAMPS CAN TAKE
- Easy access to frequent hand washing
- Regular cleaning and disinfecting of common surfaces
- Minimal sharing of equipment, tools, and toys
- Strategies that allow for children and staff to bring in their own meals
- Space for kids and staff to have 6 feet of distance while eating and drinking
- Institute cohorts (small groups of children and staff that stay together all day)
- Campers and staff to be tested for COVID-19 before arrival
- Keep activities outdoors when possible
- Indoor spaces should have as much ventilation as possible
C6.ca has a discounted Childcare & Camp Bundle to help keep facilities clean and safe. The bundles includes specifically curated products such as disinfectant cleaner, wipes and masks.
While Covid-19 is top of mind, there are other important steps we can take to keep everyone safe during this summer camp and daycare season.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY STEPS
- Sun protection: hat, sunscreen
- Heat protection: reusable water bottle
- Dress in layers: you can adjust as the weather changes
- Insects: for outdoor camps check nightly for ticks on skin
- Poison ivy: help kids learn to identify and avoid poison ivy
- Water safety: if there's a pool or lake onsite, make sure there are appropriately trained lifeguards and water-safety procedures in place
- Benadryl or Epi-pens: send with children who could suffer a serious attack if exposed to a known allergen
- First-aid: find out if there is a nurse and/or fist-aid supplies available
HEAL IN COLOUR
If you want some first-aid supplies for your little camper, consider Heal In Colour elastic fabric bandages. These exciting new bandages offer a range of colours to match a variety of skin tones.
An administrative assistant at York University, Tianna McFarlane was at a loss when trying to find a bandage that matched her skin tone and created Heal In Colour, the first Canadian company to create adhesive bandages for black and brown skin.
With a diploma in operations management, Tianna had the knowledge to develop and launch her company Heal In Colour. The bandages have been well received and Tianna hopes to make bandages for all skin tones the norm. C6.ca is excited to support Heal In Colour and now offer them to our customers.