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Summer Camps Portage IN

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 Portage and find tips and advice on summer camp safety and camping tips.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp
(219) 762-7757
5300 Old Porter Rd
Portage, IN
 
Sand Creek Campgrounds
(219) 926-7482
1000 N 350 E
Chesterton, IN
 
Candy Stripe Camp Site
(219) 462-0784
446 W Division Rd
Valparaiso, IN
 
Camp Quality II
(708) 895-8311
Po Box 641
Lansing, IL
 
Westwood Park
(765) 987-1232
1900 S County Road 275 W
New Castle, IN
 
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
(219) 762-2155
5520 Old Porter Rd
Portage, IN
 
Mink Lake Campground
(219) 462-9570
658 N State Road 49
Valparaiso, IN
 
Michigan City Campground
(219) 872-7600
1601 N Us Highway 421
Michigan City, IN
 
Valley Branch Retreat
(812) 988-7750
2620 Valley Branch Rd
Nashville, IN
 
Michigan City Campground
(219) 872-7600
1601 N Us Highway 421
Michigan City, IN
 

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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