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Summer Camps Machesney Park IL

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 Machesney Park and find tips and advice on summer camp safety and camping tips.

Paddle and Trail Limited
(815) 636-9066
7307 North Alpine Road
Loves Park, IL
Willow Creek Resort
(815) 874-4737
3509 S Bend Rd
Rockford, IL
Coolest Campground Inc
(815) 624-7440
Po Box 46
Rockton, IL
Pearl Lake Camping Grounds
(815) 389-1479
1220 Dearborn Ave
South Beloit, IL
Outdoor World
(815) 547-5517
5710 Shattuck Road
Belvidere, IL
Camp Winnebago YMCA
(815) 654-0758
5700 North Main
Rockford, IL
Blackhawk Valley Campground
(815) 874-9767
6540 Valley Trail Rd
Rockford, IL
Rivers Edge Camp Ground
(815) 629-2526
12626 North Meridian Road
Rockton, IL
Camp Hillcrest
(815) 873-9298
4500 Rotary Road
Cherry Valley, IL
Rockford Christian Camp
(815) 874-4041
3993 Blackhawk Road
Rockford, IL

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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