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Summer Camps West 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 West 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
 
Prairie Village
(515) 996-2835
2867 360th Street
Booneville, IA
 
Adventurland Campground
(515) 265-7384
3200 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA
 
Lake Wilderness Camping Inc
(319) 837-6288
2499 121st St
West Point, IA
 
Highland Campground
(563) 546-7722
3497 Highlandville Rd
Decorah, IA
 
Timberline Best Holiday Trav-l Park
(515) 987-1714
3165 Ashworth Rd
Waukee, IA
 
Cutty's Resorts
(515) 986-3929
10500 Nw 54th Ave
Grimes, IA
 
Buffalo Shores
(563) 381-2900
1433 W Front St
Buffalo, IA
 
Fiftyniner Motel & Campgrounds
(712) 246-2925
2007 Highway 59 S
Shenandoah, IA
 
Massey Marina
(563) 556-9799
9400 Massey Marina Ln
Dubuque, 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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