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How to prepare your child for a trip to the summer camp - list

The article provides practical and important tips on how to bring a child to a summer children's camp. What you need to take with you to the camp, what you need to talk with the child before the trip, what dangers await the child.

Summer camp can be with day or round-the-clock stay, local or foreign, thematic, sports or military.

A day camp is most often located at the base of the school the child goes to. And every evening, after a day filled with games and entertainment, the children return home.

If you decide to make your child healthy in the camp with a round-the-clock stay, its worth preparing, especially if the child is traveling for the first time.

Children from six years old are admitted to the health camp. But whether it is worth sending a first grader one on a journey, each family decides on their own. If your baby is active, sociable, easily makes friends, adequately responds to the comments of other people's adults - why not. Such a child will perceive the camp as an interesting adventure..

For the first time, you should choose a camp closer to home, so that in case of force majeure circumstances, you can quickly get there.

So, the camp is selected, the ticket is ordered. What to do next?

Get a health certificate from the local doctor

The certificate indicates transferred infectious diseases, examination for scabies and pediculosis, contacts with infectious patients within 21 days. The dates of the last preventive vaccinations are also marked. This will greatly facilitate the work of the surgeon if the child is accidentally injured. Remember that the certificate is valid for three days. This means that if you leave on Monday, help can be taken on Friday, if on Tuesday, then you will have to go for help on Monday.

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To pack

Agree that for a vacation in Belarus and travel to Turkey, the list of things will be different. But there is a part of things that will come in handy on any trip:

toothpaste, brush, soap supplies, comb;

panama or cap (required !!!);

slippers - they can be used both as a shift and for going to the pool or shower;

bathing suit or swimming trunks;

a sufficient amount of underwear (if you are not sure that the child will be able to wash it himself, the supply should be enough from one parental day to another);

several sets of casual wear;

remedy for burns and repellents;

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for older girls, packaging sanitary pads will not be superfluous.

Talk with your child about the dangers that may lie in wait

Lice - children from different social groups come to the camp, and no one is safe from such an unpleasant disease as pediculosis. And although all children are examined for contagious skin diseases, the likelihood of becoming infected still remains. Warn the child that the comb is a personal hygiene item, and you should not borrow it even to your closest friends. If a girl has long hair, the same applies to elastic bands and hairpins. It is advisable not to lie on someone else's pillows.

Ticks - if a child finds a sucking parasite on itself, you should immediately seek medical help.

Personal safety - talk with your child about personal injuries. And try to build a conversation so that the child himself tells you whether it is possible to climb trees or through a fence, leave the camp alone, communicate with unfamiliar adults.

Theft - unfortunately, and this can also be. Warn the child that if he has lost things, you need to contact the counselor or any of the adults, and not try to figure it out on your own. Also, do not buy things from the guys, even if you really want to.

Alcohol and cigarettes - talk with your child about the dangers of smoking and drinking.

And then came the day "H". The child goes to the camp. Do not be too lazy to put the child on the bus and take the phone number of the escort. Warn him if the child is motion sick..

Be prepared for the fact that in the early days the child will be sad and ask to be taken home.

Do not rush to rush after him on the first evening, but agree to come in three to four days. And if the child continues to insist on returning home - try to find out what happened, maybe the counselor or one of the guys does not like it. If possible, try moving him to another squad. If all the persuasions are in vain - it is better to fulfill the request and take home. You dont want to spoil your childs experience of such travels for life.