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Summer Camps Des Moines IA

Summer camps are programs for children and teenagers during the summer holidays. Summer camps involve canoeing, hiking, campfires and more. See below for summer camps in Des Moines and find tips and advice on summer camp safety and camping tips.

Cuttys Resort
(515) 264-8400
The Plaza 19; 300 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA
Adventurland Campground
(515) 265-7384
3200 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA
Prairie Village
(515) 996-2835
2867 360th Street
Booneville, IA
Highland Campground
(563) 546-7722
3497 Highlandville Rd
Decorah, IA
River Ranch Camping
(641) 435-2108
2475 Cheyenne Ave
Nashua, IA
Cutty's Resorts
(515) 986-3929
10500 Nw 54th Ave
Grimes, IA
Timberline Best Holiday Trav-l Park
(515) 987-1714
3165 Ashworth Rd
Waukee, IA
Paradise Valley Campground
(563) 873-9632
19745 Keystone Rd
Garnavillo, IA
Wildwood Campground
(319) 656-2001
2110 140th St
Kalona, IA
Orr's Campe Winakawin
(712) 332-5132
23440 195th St
Arnolds Park, IA

5 tips for keeping kids safe and healthy at summer camp

5 tips for keeping kids safe and healthy at summer camp

John Thompson

Kids should be reminded to follow pool rules to avoid swimming injuries at campSummer camp can be a rewarding and fun experience for kids of all ages. Whether they attend day camps or overnight camps, experts say fathers should take action to ensure their kids stay safe and healthy while attending.

"Parents should ask camp organizers basic questions about what plans they have in place to keep kids safe, handle medical emergencies, and deal with routine health needs," said Dr. Patricia Hametz, of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

Other parenting advice tips to keep young campers injury-free include:

1. Stay hydrated. Remind your child to drink often, even when they don't feel thirsty while spending time outdoors or in the heat. Pack a refillable water bottle to make staying hydrated easier.
2. Practice sun safety. Kids should be dressed in light-colored, lightweight clothing and should use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more every day.
3. Be safe in and around water. Remind your kids to follow all camp rules in and around pools, lakes and other bodies of water. Children should never be around water without a certified life guard on duty.
4. Protect against bugs. Using an insect repellent with no more than 30 percent DEET and avoiding scented soaps, lotions and hairsprays will help your kids keep the bugs at bay.

Dads should also make sure that the camp has all of their kids' emergency contact ...

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